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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 16,56 18,81 16,14 18,81 185M
General Electric GE 10,99 11,89 10,85 11,70 123M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 29,07 32,91 28,87 32,53 116M
Intel INTC 14,98 15,52 14,96 15,36 85.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18,78 19,85 18,64 19,53 67M
Pfizer PFE 13,59 13,64 13,10 13,52 66.3M
Microsoft MSFT 18,59 19,08 18,57 18,97 60.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17,20 17,79 17,14 17,69 45.7M
Merck MRK 24,41 24,55 22,93 23,54 40.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 65,29 66,28 64,87 66,23 32.2M
AT&T Inc. T 25,20 25,43 24,98 25,28 31.6M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 25,38 25,71 22,72 22,80 23.9M
Home Depot HD 25,20 26,05 24,78 25,87 20.6M
Comcast CMCSA 13,92 14,31 13,81 14,27 20.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44,23 44,93 43,87 44,37 19.6M
Coca-Cola KO 44,16 44,95 42,62 43,09 18.8M
Apple AAPL 118,89 122,14 118,60 121,76 16.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 30,82 31,19 30,37 31,04 16.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 37,65 38,88 37,52 38,71 16.6M
Altria MO 16,84 16,99 16,63 16,73 15.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49,66 50,00 48,93 49,83 15.6M
International Business Machines IBM 98,41 102,48 98,20 102,31 15.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 34,50 35,50 34,28 35,43 14.3M
Pepsico PEP 50,17 50,55 48,50 49,35 14M
Schlumberger SLB 43,19 46,83 42,84 46,63 12.7M
Procter & Gamble PG 50,82 51,67 49,50 51,37 12.6M
Chevron CVX 63,55 64,97 63,06 64,88 12.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 52,55 52,88 52,00 52,46 12.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20,12 20,42 19,78 20,00 11.8M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 19,22 19,51 19,15 19,47 11.6M
United Technologies UTX 47,25 48,85 46,99 47,99 10.8M
Visa V 54,84 58,70 54,25 58,63 9.44M
McDonald's MCD 55,55 56,15 54,95 55,63 8.93M
Amgen AMGN 46,20 46,56 45,05 46,09 7.82M
Alphabet GOOGL 376,17 384,30 376,10 381,47 7.38M
Boeing BA 36,66 36,66 35,94 36,65 7.35M
Amazon AMZN 77,33 79,10 77,29 78,74 7.16M
Gilead Sciences GILD 43,73 44,39 43,55 43,73 7.11M
Union Pacific UNP 45,84 47,51 45,15 47,00 5.12M
3M MMM 52,26 53,45 52,00 53,29 5.06M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2880,00 2922,00 2861,00 2900,00 48.5K
Exchange Rates of April 21, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 98,670 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,236 CAD 1 CAD = 0,809 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,168 CHF 1 CHF = 0,857 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,826 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 127,720 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,882 GBP 1 GBP = 1,134 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,823 AUD 1 AUD = 0,549 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,600 CAD 1 CAD = 0,625 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,512 CHF 1 CHF = 0,662 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8,838 CNY 1 CNY = 0,113 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,690 GBP 1 GBP = 1,449 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,427 AUD 1 AUD = 0,701 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,253 CAD 1 CAD = 0,798 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,183 CHF 1 CHF = 0,845 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,067 AUD 1 AUD = 0,484 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,814 CAD 1 CAD = 0,551 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,713 CHF 1 CHF = 0,584 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,006 CNY 1 CNY = 0,100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,877 CAD 1 CAD = 1,140 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,829 CHF 1 CHF = 1,207 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4,848 CNY 1 CNY = 0,206 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,944 CHF 1 CHF = 1,059 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,520 CNY 1 CNY = 0,181 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5,845 CNY 1 CNY = 0,171 CHF

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