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 Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 105.940 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.035 CAD 1 CAD = 0.966 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.108 CHF 1 CHF = 0.902 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.241 CNY 1 CNY = 0.138 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 153.110 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.744 GBP 1 GBP = 1.345 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.677 AUD 1 AUD = 0.596 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.495 CAD 1 CAD = 0.669 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.602 CHF 1 CHF = 0.624 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.485 GBP 1 GBP = 2.060 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.095 AUD 1 AUD = 0.913 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.976 CAD 1 CAD = 1.024 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.046 CHF 1 CHF = 0.956 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.256 AUD 1 AUD = 0.443 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.011 CAD 1 CAD = 0.497 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.154 CHF 1 CHF = 0.464 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.891 CAD 1 CAD = 1.122 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.954 CHF 1 CHF = 1.048 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.071 CHF 1 CHF = 0.934 CAD

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