Financial news on June 21, 2010

Business and Financial news
Allstate Adds Villain, With Car Insurance as the Hero

The actor Dean Winters is portraying Mayhem, personifying the dangers drivers face every day. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Another View: Don’t Gut Proxy Access

Lucian A. Bebchuk, a Harvard law professor, argues that Congress should reject attempts to impose severe limits on the ability of shareholders to place director candidates on the corporate ballot. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Bank Lobbyists Make a Run at Reform Measures

Maneuvering continues over risky wagers on the market and selling off hedge funds and private equity units. Read more..

By ERIC DASH and NELSON D. SCHWARTZ - The New York Times

Elle, Not Camera Shy, Embraces Reality TV

Despite some criticism of programs, the magazine’s editor is having no second thoughts as its overall audience grows. Read more..

By JEREMY W. PETERS - The New York Times

Environmental Cost of Shark Finning Is Getting Attention in Hong Kong

The debate in Hong Kong puts the spotlight on the evolving environmental attitudes of the world's most populous nation: China. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - International Herald Tribune

House Agrees to Put Consumer Watchdog at Fed

House Democrats agreed to a Senate plan to make a financial consumer watchdog part of the Federal Reserve, instead of an independent agency. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

On Web Video, Captions Are Coming Slowly

For the deaf and hearing impaired, more captions are coming to the Web versions of shows on television, where captions are mandated. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Shed Media Confirms Talks With Time Warner

Shed Media, the British television production company, on Monday confirmed that it was in deal talks with Warner Brothers Entertainment, a unit of Time Warner. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

The Tremors From a Coding Error

Investing is always an act of faith, but perhaps never more so than when you entrust your money to a quant fund. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 16,21 16,45 16,03 16,10 71.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23,84 23,94 23,13 23,34 54.8M
Microsoft MSFT 26,78 26,89 25,89 25,95 54.6M
Intel INTC 21,67 21,69 21,06 21,19 48.8M
Pfizer PFE 15,36 15,38 15,01 15,10 45.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 39,55 39,78 38,66 38,87 33.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28,44 28,50 27,79 27,94 30M
Visa V 77,96 83,79 75,42 80,90 29M
Apple AAPL 277,69 279,01 268,73 270,17 27.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 64,10 64,50 62,85 63,13 24.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 23,37 23,66 22,98 23,09 19.5M
AT&T Inc. T 25,58 25,61 25,35 25,44 16.8M
Home Depot HD 32,17 32,20 31,24 31,43 16.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 49,16 49,23 48,06 48,30 15.9M
Merck MRK 36,04 36,15 34,91 35,12 15.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51,71 51,88 50,71 51,02 14.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 29,40 29,45 28,95 29,06 13.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 48,37 48,50 47,21 47,51 12.7M
Altria MO 20,17 20,23 20,00 20,06 12.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 59,50 59,80 58,92 59,13 12.1M
Comcast CMCSA 18,66 18,88 18,20 18,35 11.6M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 35,50 35,83 34,86 35,06 11.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25,89 25,95 25,30 25,44 11.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 56,79 56,95 55,48 55,80 10.9M
Schlumberger SLB 61,64 61,89 59,81 60,33 10.3M
Amgen AMGN 56,86 58,32 56,31 56,52 10.2M
Procter & Gamble PG 61,72 61,79 60,78 61,10 9.69M
Chevron CVX 76,81 77,25 75,29 75,72 9.35M
Coca-Cola KO 52,82 52,98 52,27 52,48 9.17M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 80,10 80,45 79,15 79,81 8.38M
Gilead Sciences GILD 36,16 36,50 35,95 36,10 7.84M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 31,61 31,80 31,05 31,15 7.11M
International Business Machines IBM 131,42 131,94 130,22 130,65 6.86M
Alphabet GOOGL 499,90 500,97 484,89 488,56 5.96M
Amazon AMZN 126,79 127,48 121,41 122,55 5.33M
McDonald's MCD 70,27 70,50 69,77 69,92 5.2M
Pepsico PEP 64,54 64,79 63,74 64,02 5.16M
United Technologies UTX 70,34 70,62 69,04 69,37 4.52M
Boeing BA 68,95 69,34 67,57 67,97 4.11M
3M MMM 81,96 83,00 81,07 81,47 4.06M
Union Pacific UNP 77,26 78,35 76,36 76,83 3.8M
Exchange Rates of June 21, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 91,030 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,023 CAD 1 CAD = 0,977 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,112 CHF 1 CHF = 0,899 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,798 CNY 1 CNY = 0,147 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 112,090 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,835 GBP 1 GBP = 1,198 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,406 AUD 1 AUD = 0,711 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,260 CAD 1 CAD = 0,794 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,370 CHF 1 CHF = 0,730 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8,374 CNY 1 CNY = 0,119 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,744 GBP 1 GBP = 1,344 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,254 AUD 1 AUD = 0,798 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,124 CAD 1 CAD = 0,890 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,221 CHF 1 CHF = 0,819 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,684 AUD 1 AUD = 0,594 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,510 CAD 1 CAD = 0,662 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,641 CHF 1 CHF = 0,609 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,019 CNY 1 CNY = 0,100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,896 CAD 1 CAD = 1,116 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,974 CHF 1 CHF = 1,027 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,954 CNY 1 CNY = 0,168 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,086 CHF 1 CHF = 0,921 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,632 CNY 1 CNY = 0,151 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,115 CNY 1 CNY = 0,164 CHF

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