Financial news on November 20th, 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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE14.1014.4512.5812.84235M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM27.7428.7122.3223.38161M
Cisco SystemsCSCO15.0016.2314.4314.47119M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC23.8825.4422.0022.53111M
Oracle Corp.ORCL16.0216.7615.3215.4067.2M
AT&T Inc.T24.9126.6824.1524.5157.1M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT50.6153.5050.3650.6640.8M
HP Inc.HPQ32.7734.4531.4331.8340.5M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54.2654.4149.5050.3535.7M
Home DepotHD19.4420.2918.3118.5232.8M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ26.5428.8226.2726.5032.2M
Procter & GamblePG61.6763.4259.0059.3331.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ58.0058.5555.0055.8131M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS19.5920.1518.6018.7326.9M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY20.1720.7818.9819.2822.8M
International Business MachinesIBM75.0078.3970.5171.7417.6M
United TechnologiesUTX45.3046.3942.7643.2216.5M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH17.6018.6515.9316.3013.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD42.6443.9941.2941.5311M
Union PacificUNP50.1853.1447.3649.1210.7M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2700.002797.002451.002620.00183K
Exchange Rates of November 20th, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 93.710 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.296 CAD1 CAD = 0.772 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.223 CHF1 CHF = 0.817 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.834 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 116.670 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.845 GBP1 GBP = 1.183 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 2.039 AUD1 AUD = 0.490 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.613 CAD1 CAD = 0.620 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.525 CHF1 CHF = 0.656 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.503 CNY1 CNY = 0.118 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.724 GBP1 GBP = 1.381 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.747 AUD1 AUD = 0.573 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.382 CAD1 CAD = 0.723 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.306 CHF1 CHF = 0.765 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.411 AUD1 AUD = 0.415 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.908 CAD1 CAD = 0.524 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.804 CHF1 CHF = 0.554 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.046 CNY1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.791 CAD1 CAD = 1.265 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.747 CHF1 CHF = 1.338 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.169 CNY1 CNY = 0.240 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.945 CHF1 CHF = 1.059 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.271 CNY1 CNY = 0.190 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 5.580 CNY1 CNY = 0.179 CHF

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