Financial news on October 19, 2009

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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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 16.05 16.13 15.80 15.84 99.2M
Pfizer PFE 17.65 18.14 17.58 17.98 93.4M
Intel INTC 20.29 20.48 20.05 20.41 68.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.02 22.49 21.87 22.42 51.7M
Microsoft MSFT 26.49 26.58 26.25 26.36 48.1M
Apple AAPL 187.85 190.00 185.55 189.86 33.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 30.35 30.42 29.77 30.07 32.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24.13 24.83 23.96 24.25 30.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46.42 46.43 45.45 45.98 30.4M
Merck MRK 33.11 33.83 33.11 33.73 28M
AT&T Inc. T 25.82 26.07 25.70 26.00 25.9M
Comcast CMCSA 15.33 15.50 15.08 15.44 23.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 29.03 29.05 28.80 28.96 21M
ExxonMobil XOM 73.15 73.97 73.00 73.62 20.4M
Altria MO 18.32 18.65 18.30 18.35 19.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 51.46 52.36 51.40 52.23 17.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 52.25 53.40 52.00 53.08 17.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51.35 51.97 51.25 51.89 15.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.40 29.98 29.20 29.87 12.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.61 61.47 60.42 61.16 11.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 48.23 48.54 48.14 48.47 11.2M
Amgen AMGN 59.76 61.20 59.50 60.24 10.7M
Coca-Cola KO 55.14 55.50 54.67 54.79 10.3M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 24.57 24.99 24.41 24.92 10.3M
Schlumberger SLB 69.03 71.10 68.31 70.76 9.74M
Home Depot HD 27.28 27.69 27.22 27.63 8.3M
Chevron CVX 76.94 78.05 76.54 77.66 8.21M
Procter & Gamble PG 57.51 58.02 57.22 57.79 7.89M
McDonald's MCD 58.97 59.45 58.82 59.28 7.56M
International Business Machines IBM 121.76 123.36 121.61 123.06 7.51M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.30 47.01 46.07 46.81 7.5M
Alphabet GOOGL 552.69 553.60 548.73 552.09 6.43M
Amazon AMZN 95.35 96.28 94.25 94.68 6.02M
United Technologies UTX 65.03 65.86 64.79 65.44 5.98M
Pepsico PEP 62.28 62.57 61.90 62.05 5.56M
Boeing BA 53.32 53.75 52.59 53.45 3.84M
Visa V 74.27 75.00 73.19 74.95 3.65M
3M MMM 76.27 77.08 75.82 76.32 3.07M
Union Pacific UNP 63.85 64.48 63.62 64.13 3.04M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.82 23.12 22.81 22.97 2.78M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3323.00 3329.00 3300.00 3328.00 37.7K
Exchange Rates of October 19, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 90.660 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.027 CAD 1 CAD = 0.973 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.011 CHF 1 CHF = 0.989 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.828 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 135.730 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.911 GBP 1 GBP = 1.097 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.611 AUD 1 AUD = 0.621 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.538 CAD 1 CAD = 0.650 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.513 CHF 1 CHF = 0.661 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10.227 CNY 1 CNY = 0.098 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.671 GBP 1 GBP = 1.490 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.187 AUD 1 AUD = 0.843 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.133 CAD 1 CAD = 0.883 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.115 CHF 1 CHF = 0.897 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.768 AUD 1 AUD = 0.566 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.688 CAD 1 CAD = 0.592 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.660 CHF 1 CHF = 0.602 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.208 CNY 1 CNY = 0.089 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.954 CAD 1 CAD = 1.048 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.938 CHF 1 CHF = 1.066 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.343 CNY 1 CNY = 0.158 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.984 CHF 1 CHF = 1.017 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.642 CNY 1 CNY = 0.151 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.755 CNY 1 CNY = 0.148 CHF

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