Financial news on August 21, 2009

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By RON LIEBER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE14.1614.2814.0014.2190.6M
MicrosoftMSFT23.9324.4223.7724.4169M
PfizerPFE16.4916.7216.2716.6464.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO22.0822.2721.7722.1956.6M
IntelINTC18.8918.9218.5518.8955.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC27.9128.0827.6227.9451.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM42.8643.8142.5343.6642.9M
AT&T Inc.T25.8826.1225.6026.0030.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.1422.1421.7422.1129.6M
ComcastCMCSA14.8315.1714.4915.0726.2M
ExxonMobilXOM69.4570.0069.2169.9226.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT51.9752.1051.2551.3621.1M
MerckMRK31.6532.7231.4532.5620.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP43.9844.3143.7544.2020.6M
HP Inc.HPQ44.2044.8443.8344.7818.9M
Home DepotHD26.9427.5326.6627.5018.7M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT45.5846.0045.3245.3917.7M
AltriaMO18.0118.1017.8318.0417.1M
ChevronCVX69.4669.9569.0669.7315.3M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31.0631.4730.7131.3715M
AppleAAPL167.65169.37166.80169.2214.9M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS26.0526.8625.8726.7913.7M
SchlumbergerSLB54.5356.6854.0256.5613.4M
Procter & GamblePG53.4553.7753.0053.5813.3M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.3722.7422.3522.5713.2M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ61.0961.4260.6161.0312.6M
PepsicoPEP57.0757.7356.8057.498.89M
Coca-ColaKO49.6049.9849.2549.918.82M
International Business MachinesIBM119.65120.01118.55119.908.31M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH28.7229.0528.2728.928.18M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.3946.8745.9546.098M
McDonald'sMCD56.5056.6256.0556.277.67M
AlphabetGOOGL465.54466.09462.65465.247.11M
VisaV68.3469.0567.8569.006.86M
United TechnologiesUTX57.6858.8457.2258.716.82M
AmgenAMGN60.8361.0159.7060.646.61M
AmazonAMZN84.7885.0683.5485.006.13M
BoeingBA45.1846.0244.9245.875.53M
3MMMM72.0072.9171.2672.644.32M
Union PacificUNP61.7062.5260.7261.953.61M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3314.003331.003295.003329.5021.9K
Exchange Rates of August 21, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 94.420 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.082 CAD1 CAD = 0.924 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.059 CHF1 CHF = 0.945 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.832 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 135.230 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.868 GBP1 GBP = 1.152 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.717 AUD1 AUD = 0.582 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.549 CAD1 CAD = 0.645 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.516 CHF1 CHF = 0.660 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.785 CNY1 CNY = 0.102 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.642 GBP1 GBP = 1.559 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.268 AUD1 AUD = 0.788 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.145 CAD1 CAD = 0.873 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.121 CHF1 CHF = 0.892 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.977 AUD1 AUD = 0.506 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.785 CAD1 CAD = 0.560 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.746 CHF1 CHF = 0.573 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.258 CNY1 CNY = 0.089 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.901 CAD1 CAD = 1.109 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.882 CHF1 CHF = 1.133 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.698 CNY1 CNY = 0.176 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.979 CHF1 CHF = 1.022 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.314 CNY1 CNY = 0.158 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.451 CNY1 CNY = 0.155 CHF

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