Financial news on October 19, 2009

Business and Financial news
Accounts, People & Miscellany

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By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

A Newsroom Subsidized? Minds Reel

A report by Leonard Downie Jr., formerly of The Washington Post, sets forth a number of ways to pay for journalism. One of them is government money. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Face-to-Face Socializing Starts With a Mobile Post

A social networking service where the operative question is not “what are you doing?” but “where are you going?” Read more..

By JENNA WORTHAM - The New York Times

France Moves to Win Back Control of Content

French publishers and news providers are cooking up original ways to fight the perceived threat of cultural domination by U.S. giants like Google and Amazon. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - International Herald Tribune

Obama Aides Go on TV to Criticize Wall Street

The president’s staff said banks must not resist new government oversight now that they have regained their financial footing. Read more..

By GINGER THOMPSON - The New York Times

Site Lets Investors See and Copy Experts’ Trades

On KaChing, model investors’ trades and track records are public, and for a fee, clients can make the same trades that a successful trader makes. Read more..

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER - The New York Times

Smoking in ‘Land of the Lost’ Brings Reprimand to a Studio

A family health group said the movie contained 124 million tobacco “impressions,” but was not able to find a billboard in Los Angeles to carry that message. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

When Irish Ads Are Dialing (for Dollars)

The Irish government has begun a new advertising campaign to encourage foreign investment. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE16.0516.1315.8015.8499.2M
PfizerPFE17.6518.1417.5817.9893.4M
IntelINTC20.2920.4820.0520.4168.1M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.0222.4921.8722.4251.7M
MicrosoftMSFT26.4926.5826.2526.3648.1M
AppleAAPL187.85190.00185.55189.8633.7M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC30.3530.4229.7730.0732.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO24.1324.8323.9624.2530.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM46.4246.4345.4545.9830.4M
MerckMRK33.1133.8333.1133.7328M
AT&T Inc.T25.8226.0725.7026.0025.9M
ComcastCMCSA15.3315.5015.0815.4423.6M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ29.0329.0528.8028.9621M
ExxonMobilXOM73.1573.9773.0073.6220.4M
AltriaMO18.3218.6518.3018.3519.3M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT51.4652.3651.4052.2317.9M
ConocoPhillipsCOP52.2553.4052.0053.0817.1M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT51.3551.9751.2551.8915.4M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29.4029.9829.2029.8712.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.6161.4760.4261.1611.4M
HP Inc.HPQ48.2348.5448.1448.4711.2M
AmgenAMGN59.7661.2059.5060.2410.7M
Coca-ColaKO55.1455.5054.6754.7910.3M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH24.5724.9924.4124.9210.3M
SchlumbergerSLB69.0371.1068.3170.769.74M
Home DepotHD27.2827.6927.2227.638.3M
ChevronCVX76.9478.0576.5477.668.21M
Procter & GamblePG57.5158.0257.2257.797.89M
McDonald'sMCD58.9759.4558.8259.287.56M
International Business MachinesIBM121.76123.36121.61123.067.51M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.3047.0146.0746.817.5M
AlphabetGOOGL552.69553.60548.73552.096.43M
AmazonAMZN95.3596.2894.2594.686.02M
United TechnologiesUTX65.0365.8664.7965.445.98M
PepsicoPEP62.2862.5761.9062.055.56M
BoeingBA53.3253.7552.5953.453.84M
VisaV74.2775.0073.1974.953.65M
3MMMM76.2777.0875.8276.323.07M
Union PacificUNP63.8564.4863.6264.133.04M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.8223.1222.8122.972.78M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3323.003329.003300.003328.0037.7K
Exchange Rates of October 19, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90.660 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.027 CAD1 CAD = 0.973 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.011 CHF1 CHF = 0.989 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.828 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 135.730 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.911 GBP1 GBP = 1.097 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.611 AUD1 AUD = 0.621 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.538 CAD1 CAD = 0.650 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.513 CHF1 CHF = 0.661 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10.227 CNY1 CNY = 0.098 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.671 GBP1 GBP = 1.490 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.187 AUD1 AUD = 0.843 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.133 CAD1 CAD = 0.883 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.115 CHF1 CHF = 0.897 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.768 AUD1 AUD = 0.566 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.688 CAD1 CAD = 0.592 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.660 CHF1 CHF = 0.602 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.208 CNY1 CNY = 0.089 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.954 CAD1 CAD = 1.048 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.938 CHF1 CHF = 1.066 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.343 CNY1 CNY = 0.158 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.984 CHF1 CHF = 1.017 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.642 CNY1 CNY = 0.151 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.755 CNY1 CNY = 0.148 CHF

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