Financial news on April 21, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Plan to See Every Country on Earth by the Age of 35

How a mix of frequent flier miles and good travel skills helps one traveler see the world. All of it. Read more..

By CHRIS GUILLEBEAU, As told to JOAN RAYMOND - The New York Times

For Housing Crisis, the End Probably Isn’t Near

Two auctions, one in Washington and one in Miami, suggest that real estate prices have not bottomed out. Read more..

By DAVID LEONHARDT - The New York Times

Halliburton Profit Decreases 35%

The company, which provides services to oil fields, said profit fell after a decline in crude prices reduced exploration and spending by customers. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

In Missouri, Investors Seek a Profit in Branson Airport

A $155 million airport, which will begin commercial passenger service in May, was conceived as a money-making venture and was built without federal financing. Read more..

By CHRISTINE NEGRONI - The New York Times

Stanford Points Fingers in Fraud Case

R. Allen Stanford says that regulators are lying when they say he defrauded tens of thousands of investors. He blames the S.E.C. and his chief financial officer. Read more..

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC16.5618.8116.1418.81185M
General ElectricGE10.9911.8910.8511.70123M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM29.0732.9128.8732.53116M
IntelINTC14.9815.5214.9615.3685.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL18.7819.8518.6419.5367M
PfizerPFE13.5913.6413.1013.5266.3M
MicrosoftMSFT18.5919.0818.5718.9760.9M
Cisco SystemsCSCO17.2017.7917.1417.6945.7M
MerckMRK24.4124.5522.9323.5440.5M
ExxonMobilXOM65.2966.2864.8766.2332.2M
AT&T Inc.T25.2025.4324.9825.2831.6M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH25.3825.7122.7222.8023.9M
Home DepotHD25.2026.0524.7825.8720.6M
ComcastCMCSA13.9214.3113.8114.2720.5M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT44.2344.9343.8744.3719.6M
Coca-ColaKO44.1644.9542.6243.0918.8M
AppleAAPL118.89122.14118.60121.7616.8M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30.8231.1930.3731.0416.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP37.6538.8837.5238.7116.6M
AltriaMO16.8416.9916.6316.7315.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT49.6650.0048.9349.8315.6M
International Business MachinesIBM98.41102.4898.20102.3115.2M
HP Inc.HPQ34.5035.5034.2835.4314.3M
PepsicoPEP50.1750.5548.5049.3514M
SchlumbergerSLB43.1946.8342.8446.6312.7M
Procter & GamblePG50.8251.6749.5051.3712.6M
ChevronCVX63.5564.9763.0664.8812.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ52.5552.8852.0052.4612.2M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY20.1220.4219.7820.0011.8M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS19.2219.5119.1519.4711.6M
United TechnologiesUTX47.2548.8546.9947.9910.8M
VisaV54.8458.7054.2558.639.44M
McDonald'sMCD55.5556.1554.9555.638.93M
AmgenAMGN46.2046.5645.0546.097.82M
AlphabetGOOGL376.17384.30376.10381.477.38M
BoeingBA36.6636.6635.9436.657.35M
AmazonAMZN77.3379.1077.2978.747.16M
Gilead SciencesGILD43.7344.3943.5543.737.11M
Union PacificUNP45.8447.5145.1547.005.12M
3MMMM52.2653.4552.0053.295.06M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2880.002922.002861.002900.0048.5K
Exchange Rates of April 21, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 98.670 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.236 CAD1 CAD = 0.809 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.168 CHF1 CHF = 0.857 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.826 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 127.720 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.882 GBP1 GBP = 1.134 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.823 AUD1 AUD = 0.549 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.600 CAD1 CAD = 0.625 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.512 CHF1 CHF = 0.662 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.838 CNY1 CNY = 0.113 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.690 GBP1 GBP = 1.449 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.427 AUD1 AUD = 0.701 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.253 CAD1 CAD = 0.798 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.183 CHF1 CHF = 0.845 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.067 AUD1 AUD = 0.484 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.814 CAD1 CAD = 0.551 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.713 CHF1 CHF = 0.584 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.006 CNY1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.877 CAD1 CAD = 1.140 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.829 CHF1 CHF = 1.207 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.848 CNY1 CNY = 0.206 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.944 CHF1 CHF = 1.059 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.520 CNY1 CNY = 0.181 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 5.845 CNY1 CNY = 0.171 CHF

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