Financial news on November 20, 2008

Business and Financial news
A Video Gamer’s Substitute for the Heavy Bag and the Ring

For gaming enthusiasts, the Wii Everlast Boxing Gloves fulfill the promise that the Power Glove for Nintendo offered in 1989. Read more..

By R. M. SCHNEIDERMAN - The New York Times

Commercial Loans Are Looking Risky

Commercial Loans. Read more..

By DWIGHT CASS and JOHN FOLEY - The New York Times

For Studio, Vampire Movie Is a Cinderella Story

Tiny Summit Entertainment finds itself sitting atop one of the biggest pop-culture phenomena of recent years. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

France Dominates Europe’s Digital Library

A new digital library, called Europeana, intends to showcase Europe’s history, literature, arts and science. Read more..

By STEPHEN CASTLE - The New York Times

HD Video Made Sleek and Simple

Pure Digital has added high definition to its Flip Mino, which is already called the least-expensive, smallest and fastest camcorder on the market. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Stocks Are Hurt by Latest Fear: Declining Prices

The Dow fell below 8,000 as concern spread that the economy might be facing a chronic and debilitating decline in prices. Read more..

By VIKAS BAJAJ - The New York Times

The Doctor Will See You Now – Online

If Roy Schoenberg, the start-up’s co-founder and chief executive, has his way, patients will no longer have to wait a month to see a doctor for an urgent sore throat, wait all day for a doctor to return their call or leave work midday and drive a long distance for a routine appointment. Instead, patients will log on to their computers and find themselves face-to-face with physicians over Webcam. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Unhappy With Your New Smartphone’s Home Screen? Try Customizing It

When all your friends are starting applications on their fancy new phones with a flick of the finger, you can’t help feeling old-fashioned. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

Updates for XP, Automatically

I get a pop-up above the computer’s system tray that says: “Updates are ready for your computer. Click here to install these updates.” Who is providing these updates? Read more..

By J.D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 14.10 14.45 12.58 12.84 235M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 27.74 28.71 22.32 23.38 161M
Microsoft MSFT 18.12 18.84 17.50 17.53 140M
Cisco Systems CSCO 15.00 16.23 14.43 14.47 119M
Intel INTC 12.28 13.15 12.17 12.23 114M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 23.88 25.44 22.00 22.53 111M
Pfizer PFE 15.49 16.03 14.26 14.45 91.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 71.84 75.42 68.30 68.51 76.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 16.02 16.76 15.32 15.40 67.2M
Apple AAPL 85.24 86.45 80.00 80.49 61.3M
AT&T Inc. T 24.91 26.68 24.15 24.51 57.1M
Comcast CMCSA 13.97 14.56 12.80 13.30 41M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50.61 53.50 50.36 50.66 40.8M
Altria MO 16.26 16.40 14.34 14.45 40.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 32.77 34.45 31.43 31.83 40.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.26 54.41 49.50 50.35 35.7M
Chevron CVX 69.13 71.25 64.27 64.40 34.2M
Home Depot HD 19.44 20.29 18.31 18.52 32.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 26.54 28.82 26.27 26.50 32.2M
Procter & Gamble PG 61.67 63.42 59.00 59.33 31.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 45.19 46.93 41.27 41.80 31.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 58.00 58.55 55.00 55.81 31M
Schlumberger SLB 45.98 46.47 39.00 39.60 27.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 19.59 20.15 18.60 18.73 26.9M
Merck MRK 25.18 26.60 23.18 23.56 23.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.17 20.78 18.98 19.28 22.8M
Coca-Cola KO 42.00 43.76 41.00 41.07 21.1M
Alphabet GOOGL 274.89 282.94 259.04 259.56 19.5M
Amazon AMZN 35.29 39.72 34.68 35.03 18.4M
International Business Machines IBM 75.00 78.39 70.51 71.74 17.6M
United Technologies UTX 45.30 46.39 42.76 43.22 16.5M
McDonald's MCD 54.73 56.30 52.58 52.91 15.9M
Amgen AMGN 53.63 54.73 50.09 50.13 14.2M
Pepsico PEP 51.59 53.95 50.00 50.29 13.5M
Boeing BA 36.98 39.74 36.72 37.11 13.4M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 17.60 18.65 15.93 16.30 13.1M
Visa V 50.21 51.30 48.00 48.14 12.7M
3M MMM 58.25 61.06 56.25 56.79 11.5M
Gilead Sciences GILD 42.64 43.99 41.29 41.53 11M
Union Pacific UNP 50.18 53.14 47.36 49.12 10.7M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2700.00 2797.00 2451.00 2620.00 183K
Exchange Rates of November 20, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 93.710 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.296 CAD 1 CAD = 0.772 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.223 CHF 1 CHF = 0.817 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.834 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 116.670 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.845 GBP 1 GBP = 1.183 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 2.039 AUD 1 AUD = 0.490 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.613 CAD 1 CAD = 0.620 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.525 CHF 1 CHF = 0.656 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.503 CNY 1 CNY = 0.118 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.724 GBP 1 GBP = 1.381 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.747 AUD 1 AUD = 0.573 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.382 CAD 1 CAD = 0.723 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.306 CHF 1 CHF = 0.765 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.411 AUD 1 AUD = 0.415 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.908 CAD 1 CAD = 0.524 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.804 CHF 1 CHF = 0.554 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.046 CNY 1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.791 CAD 1 CAD = 1.265 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.747 CHF 1 CHF = 1.338 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.169 CNY 1 CNY = 0.240 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.945 CHF 1 CHF = 1.059 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.271 CNY 1 CNY = 0.190 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5.580 CNY 1 CNY = 0.179 CHF

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