Financial news on August 20, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Lawsuit Tries to Get at Hackers Through the Banks They Attack

A volunteer group called Unspam Technologies hopes that knowing more about data thefts and victims will help improve security. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

A-List Stars Flailing at the Box Office

Studios aren’t giving up on stars but they are trying to pay them less or looking for cheaper alternatives. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Countrywide Loses Ruling in Loan Suit

The ruling was a win for holders of mortgage-backed securities who sued Countrywide after it agreed to modify thousands of loans. Read more..

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON - The New York Times

Macquarie and Everbright Propose Ventures in China

The funds will back projects in transportation and water utilities — industries that Beijing is trying to develop. Read more..

By CHRIS V. NICHOLSON - The New York Times

Toyota, Hybrid Innovator, Holds Back in Race to Go Electric

Mitsubishi and Nissan hope to leapfrog Toyota and G.M. by focusing on battery-powered cars rather than hybrids like the Prius and the Volt. Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - The New York Times

YouTube in a Deal to Show Clips From CNN and TNT

Time Warner signs a deal to show short videos of all of its shows, including “Gossip Girl” and “Ellen DeGeneres,” on the video-sharing Web site. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 13.66 13.88 13.57 13.81 63.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.37 21.96 21.20 21.89 55.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26.70 27.72 26.69 27.48 48.1M
Intel INTC 18.73 18.81 18.56 18.71 44.9M
Pfizer PFE 16.45 16.45 16.20 16.23 43.1M
Microsoft MSFT 23.60 23.87 23.54 23.67 39.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41.53 42.63 41.48 42.42 29.6M
Comcast CMCSA 14.56 14.71 14.47 14.55 25.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21.72 22.05 21.61 21.94 21.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 68.09 68.78 67.87 68.59 17.2M
Merck MRK 31.64 31.64 30.98 31.34 15.4M
Home Depot HD 26.79 26.81 26.50 26.68 14.2M
AT&T Inc. T 25.41 25.58 25.26 25.54 13.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 43.48 44.08 43.41 43.98 12.5M
Altria MO 17.70 17.89 17.57 17.84 12.4M
Apple AAPL 164.98 166.72 164.61 166.33 12.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 43.17 43.65 42.98 43.25 11.9M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45.19 45.43 44.83 45.28 10.6M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 25.53 25.99 25.47 25.89 10M
Verizon Communications VZ 30.45 30.82 30.36 30.71 10M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.55 61.19 60.18 60.46 9.96M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45.43 46.32 45.11 45.97 9.54M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51.60 51.82 51.25 51.71 9.3M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28.06 28.94 28.02 28.39 8.74M
Schlumberger SLB 53.32 53.98 52.96 53.80 8.66M
Procter & Gamble PG 52.93 53.14 52.65 53.02 8.47M
Alphabet GOOGL 452.00 462.18 451.23 460.41 7.99M
Chevron CVX 68.32 68.78 68.01 68.62 7.96M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.24 22.37 22.13 22.25 7.34M
Pepsico PEP 56.30 57.16 56.20 56.84 6.06M
Coca-Cola KO 49.39 49.58 49.12 49.42 5.94M
McDonald's MCD 55.76 56.25 55.65 56.14 5.52M
Amazon AMZN 82.98 84.35 82.66 84.09 5.38M
Boeing BA 43.54 44.83 43.49 44.74 5.19M
United Technologies UTX 55.96 57.26 55.84 57.26 5.07M
International Business Machines IBM 118.44 119.41 118.10 118.95 4.84M
Amgen AMGN 59.95 60.72 59.60 60.29 4.59M
Union Pacific UNP 60.32 61.64 59.76 61.26 3.69M
Visa V 67.09 67.99 66.75 67.81 3.04M
3M MMM 70.78 71.36 70.50 71.23 2.54M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3287.00 3289.00 3241.00 3274.50 19.2K
Exchange Rates of August 20, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 94.190 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.088 CAD 1 CAD = 0.919 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.063 CHF 1 CHF = 0.940 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.833 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 134.190 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.863 GBP 1 GBP = 1.159 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.713 AUD 1 AUD = 0.584 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.550 CAD 1 CAD = 0.645 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.515 CHF 1 CHF = 0.660 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.735 CNY 1 CNY = 0.103 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.643 GBP 1 GBP = 1.555 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.276 AUD 1 AUD = 0.784 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.155 CAD 1 CAD = 0.866 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.129 CHF 1 CHF = 0.886 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.985 AUD 1 AUD = 0.504 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.796 CAD 1 CAD = 0.557 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.755 CHF 1 CHF = 0.570 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.262 CNY 1 CNY = 0.089 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.904 CAD 1 CAD = 1.106 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.884 CHF 1 CHF = 1.132 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.680 CNY 1 CNY = 0.176 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.977 CHF 1 CHF = 1.024 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.279 CNY 1 CNY = 0.159 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.424 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 CHF

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