Financial news on January 21, 2008

Business and Financial news
A Site Follows the Money So Users Can Slice and Dice

Politicalbase.com is building a base of devoted political junkies, and its creators think the site’s audience will keep growing -- even after the November election. Read more..

By LAURIE J. FLYNN - The New York Times

A Venerable Magazine Energizes Its Web Site

Executives at The Atlantic hope that a rise in the magazine’s Web traffic brings the publication something it hasn’t had in many years: a profit. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Betting on a Bright Future for Rear-Projection TVs

Texas Instruments hopes that new chips can lead to more realistic video game play and 3-D DVDs. Read more..

By ERIC A. TAUB - The New York Times

Britain Says Northern Rock Is Not Sold Yet

Britain’s prime minister, Gordon Brown, denied reports that he had made a deal with Richard Branson over the sale of Northern Rock during a trip to China and India. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Can’t Tell a Book by Its Cover, or Even Its Title, It Turns Out

A cookbook author is angered that another writer is using his book’s title, but learns there’s not much he can do about it. Read more..

By JOANNE KAUFMAN - The New York Times

From MySpace to YourSpace

A Web blockbuster is evolving to try to stay ahead of rivals. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Frontline Blogger Covers War in Iraq With a Soldier’s Eyes

A former Special Forces soldier has created a loyal following on the Web with his accounts of frontline soldiers’ daily work in Iraq. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

See Cookies? Go Watch a Movie

Consumers make more impulsive choices after being exposed to “appetitive stimuli,” according to a new study. Read more..

By ALEX MINDLIN - The New York Times

The Video Game May Be Free, but to Be a Winner Can Cost Money

In the next installment of its popular Battlefield series, Electronic Arts will charge only advertisers and the players who spring for extras. Read more..

By SETH SCHIESEL - The New York Times

Exchange Rates of January 21, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 105.940 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.035 CAD1 CAD = 0.966 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.108 CHF1 CHF = 0.902 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.241 CNY1 CNY = 0.138 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 153.110 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.744 GBP1 GBP = 1.345 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.677 AUD1 AUD = 0.596 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.495 CAD1 CAD = 0.669 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.602 CHF1 CHF = 0.624 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.485 GBP1 GBP = 2.060 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.095 AUD1 AUD = 0.913 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.976 CAD1 CAD = 1.024 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.046 CHF1 CHF = 0.956 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.256 AUD1 AUD = 0.443 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.011 CAD1 CAD = 0.497 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.154 CHF1 CHF = 0.464 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.891 CAD1 CAD = 1.122 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.954 CHF1 CHF = 1.048 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.071 CHF1 CHF = 0.934 CAD

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