Financial news on October 21st, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Deal That Lost Millions for Galleon

One bad trade more than wiped out the profits that prosecutors claim Raj Rajaratnam and his accomplices reaped with their scheme. Read more..

By ALEX BERENSON - The New York Times

Caterpillar Raises Forecast for Year

The heavy equipment maker’s earnings fell to $404 million, from $868 million a year ago, but it beat expectations. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Creditors Get Higher Bid for Bankrupt Philadelphia Papers

A group led by Brian Tierney, the papers’ chief, hoped to persuade debtholders to take some cash rather than ownership of The Inquirer and Daily News. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Sun to Cut 10 Percent of Its Workers

The jobs are to be eliminated over the next year as Sun awaits a takeover by Oracle. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC30.1031.1228.8428.90114M
PfizerPFE18.0018.0317.4117.4197.6M
General ElectricGE15.5115.9515.5015.5396.7M
IntelINTC20.1720.4219.6619.8688.2M
MicrosoftMSFT26.4626.7526.3926.5861.7M
AppleAAPL199.52208.71199.23204.9242.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO24.1224.5023.8523.9641.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM46.0246.4244.6544.6533M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.1022.4022.0022.0331.3M
AT&T Inc.T26.1426.1925.8225.9430.6M
AltriaMO18.3718.4318.1018.2128.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ28.8229.1028.7229.0326.5M
MerckMRK33.7533.8032.6132.6824.2M
Gilead SciencesGILD45.2745.3743.8045.3323.8M
Home DepotHD26.8927.2326.2226.3223.5M
ExxonMobilXOM72.6574.3072.5173.3123.1M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT51.6751.9750.3650.6321.9M
ComcastCMCSA15.2515.6915.1115.1119.2M
ConocoPhillipsCOP52.6554.1152.2752.9717.7M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT51.9151.9651.0651.1514.7M
SchlumbergerSLB68.4370.0367.7968.0113.6M
AmgenAMGN58.6859.9958.2059.4013.3M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY23.0423.1022.5322.6912.9M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.6061.0860.2860.3112.5M
HP Inc.HPQ48.6049.0548.1648.2212.4M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH25.9726.0725.0325.1212M
Procter & GamblePG57.9258.2457.4057.4911.5M
McDonald'sMCD58.8059.1158.0058.339.62M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29.3329.9629.2029.239.61M
ChevronCVX76.6078.3675.7276.978.67M
Coca-ColaKO53.8254.6953.7054.078.26M
BoeingBA51.0752.0050.5050.638.12M
AmazonAMZN95.2796.6392.9193.427.76M
PepsicoPEP61.3862.3461.2361.847.44M
AlphabetGOOGL549.91559.35549.00551.107.33M
International Business MachinesIBM122.18124.11120.86120.877.17M
United TechnologiesUTX65.1466.2664.7665.405.83M
VisaV74.8276.9974.8275.194.07M
Union PacificUNP64.0464.9562.6162.923.97M
3MMMM75.7377.3875.7376.333.54M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3310.003319.003283.503283.5025.3K
Exchange Rates of October 21st, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90.990 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.043 CAD1 CAD = 0.959 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.006 CHF1 CHF = 0.994 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.828 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 136.570 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.904 GBP1 GBP = 1.106 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.619 AUD1 AUD = 0.618 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.566 CAD1 CAD = 0.639 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.510 CHF1 CHF = 0.662 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10.243 CNY1 CNY = 0.098 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.662 GBP1 GBP = 1.511 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.185 AUD1 AUD = 0.844 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.146 CAD1 CAD = 0.873 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.105 CHF1 CHF = 0.905 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.790 AUD1 AUD = 0.559 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.730 CAD1 CAD = 0.578 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.669 CHF1 CHF = 0.599 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.966 CAD1 CAD = 1.035 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.932 CHF1 CHF = 1.073 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.321 CNY1 CNY = 0.158 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.964 CHF1 CHF = 1.037 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.545 CNY1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.782 CNY1 CNY = 0.147 CHF

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