Financial news on January 20, 2010

Business and Financial news
A.I.G. Unit May Be Sold to MetLife

The deal, if it goes through, would help pay off $9 billion of A.I.G.’s rescue debt to the government. Read more..

By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

F.H.A. to Raise Standards for Mortgage Insurance

The Federal Housing Administration, which is supporting the housing market, is expected to announce on Wednesday standards addressing the agency’s finances and unprepared borrowers. Read more..

By DAVID STREITFELD - The New York Times

JAL Bankruptcy Filing Sets Off Reorganization and State-Led Bailout

The once-mighty flagship carrier set the stage for a state-led bailout that could bring sweeping changes to this busy corner of the global aviation market. Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - The New York Times

Lawyers Use Humor to Plead Case

A new breed of advertisements for lawyers uses humor to attract attention and to make fun of law firms that pursue frivolous cases. Read more..

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN - The New York Times

Patience Pays Off in Kraft’s Pursuit

While the passage of time may have paid off for Kraft in reaching a deal to snag Cadbury, less patience is called for in refinancing Kraft’s bank debt. Read more..

By AGNES T. CRANE and ROLFE WINKLER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
PfizerPFE20,0520,3619,8719,9479.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC28,0228,6527,7027,8275.7M
IntelINTC20,9921,1420,8521,0865.7M
General ElectricGE16,5016,6816,3316,5064.5M
MicrosoftMSFT30,8130,9430,3130,5954.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO24,6224,7324,1224,4142.1M
Oracle Corp.ORCL25,0525,1324,5125,0640M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43,0143,6842,7143,4039.9M
AT&T Inc.T26,0326,0325,7025,8339.1M
ExxonMobilXOM68,5668,6667,9368,0334.6M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31,2331,3430,6030,7130.2M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH35,9436,0734,2934,5526.9M
AppleAAPL214,91215,55209,50211,7321.9M
ComcastCMCSA16,5816,6616,2016,5221.7M
MerckMRK40,6441,1539,9741,0320.8M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25,4525,8825,1925,4616.4M
International Business MachinesIBM130,46131,15128,95130,2515.2M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT56,2356,7955,6156,2414.1M
HP Inc.HPQ52,2652,4351,4952,2113.9M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53,9253,9453,2353,8613.3M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS31,0031,2430,7231,1913.3M
Home DepotHD28,7028,8428,3528,6613.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65,4765,9564,4765,1513M
AltriaMO20,2720,3620,1520,3312.6M
ConocoPhillipsCOP52,8153,1652,5153,0612.4M
Procter & GamblePG60,9761,0460,1060,4511.6M
SchlumbergerSLB69,7770,1567,9869,0910.7M
Coca-ColaKO56,1656,3955,2955,509.41M
AmazonAMZN127,13129,20125,08125,789.07M
ChevronCVX78,7178,9377,6578,158.7M
Union PacificUNP64,0364,0461,9263,738.34M
Gilead SciencesGILD46,3046,3545,4446,057.98M
McDonald'sMCD63,4963,6062,7563,017M
AmgenAMGN57,6257,6256,4157,206.63M
AlphabetGOOGL585,98585,98575,29580,416.49M
PepsicoPEP62,0962,1561,4461,955.61M
BoeingBA60,3360,5758,5360,205.37M
United TechnologiesUTX72,0172,2470,6371,433.67M
3MMMM84,8385,1383,5984,723.67M
VisaV87,6887,7486,3187,423.19M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3376,003502,503340,003476,00250K
Exchange Rates of January 20, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 91,250 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,046 CAD1 CAD = 0,956 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,044 CHF1 CHF = 0,958 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,827 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 128,680 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,865 GBP1 GBP = 1,156 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,549 AUD1 AUD = 0,645 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,475 CAD1 CAD = 0,678 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,472 CHF1 CHF = 0,679 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,633 CNY1 CNY = 0,104 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,672 GBP1 GBP = 1,487 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,204 AUD1 AUD = 0,831 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,146 CAD1 CAD = 0,873 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,144 CHF1 CHF = 0,874 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,789 AUD1 AUD = 0,559 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,704 CAD1 CAD = 0,587 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,700 CHF1 CHF = 0,588 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11,113 CNY1 CNY = 0,090 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,952 CAD1 CAD = 1,051 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,950 CHF1 CHF = 1,053 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6,215 CNY1 CNY = 0,161 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,997 CHF1 CHF = 1,003 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,526 CNY1 CNY = 0,153 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,540 CNY1 CNY = 0,153 CHF

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