Financial news on December 22, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Proposal From Apple to Offer Online TV Subscriptions Stirs Network Interest

ABC and CBS are among the networks that are considering joining an Apple venture, people close to the talks said. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Chinese Withdraw Offer for Nevada Gold Concern

Federal officials had raised “serious, significant and consequential national security” concerns about the purchase of Firstgold, a small Nevada mine. Read more..

By ERIC LIPTON - The New York Times

Desert Vistas vs. Solar Power

Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation to protect a million acres of the Mojave Desert in California by scuttling planned solar plants and wind farms. Read more..

By TODD WOODY - The New York Times

G.M. Hires Finance Chief From Microsoft

Christopher Liddell helped cut costs at Microsoft, and with his new role as G.M.’s finance chief, he might be in the running for the top job at the automaker. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Paying With Plastic to Please the Accountants

Many companies are tracking and evaluating even the little expenses and are asking employees to use credit cards instead of cash whenever possible. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

The Science of Managing Search Ads

More than a million businesses use Google’s search advertising system to attract customers, a strategy combining gamesmanship with frequent data analysis. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25,86 26,20 25,51 25,59 49.9M
General Electric GE 15,57 15,69 15,43 15,48 48.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27,26 27,30 26,67 27,16 45.7M
Microsoft MSFT 30,60 30,93 30,54 30,82 36.3M
Intel INTC 20,15 20,30 19,95 20,04 36.1M
Pfizer PFE 18,80 18,87 18,54 18,61 35.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 68,62 69,21 68,50 68,57 27.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23,63 23,87 23,57 23,75 27.1M
AT&T Inc. T 27,73 27,95 27,56 27,90 26M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42,00 42,10 41,69 41,94 24.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 24,51 24,63 24,24 24,46 23.8M
Merck MRK 37,79 37,98 37,55 37,75 14.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 33,12 33,37 33,04 33,20 12.9M
Comcast CMCSA 17,44 17,46 17,13 17,20 12.9M
Altria MO 19,80 19,93 19,79 19,87 12.7M
Apple AAPL 199,44 200,85 198,66 200,36 12.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 51,94 52,61 51,90 52,46 12.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53,46 53,75 53,25 53,34 12M
Home Depot HD 29,05 29,42 28,96 29,29 11.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 32,39 32,51 32,18 32,32 10.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54,04 54,29 54,02 54,12 10.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 50,67 50,99 50,54 50,84 9.95M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32,31 32,50 32,22 32,31 9.16M
Amazon AMZN 133,76 135,99 132,65 133,75 8.26M
Visa V 87,66 87,97 85,86 86,30 7.2M
Procter & Gamble PG 61,14 61,50 61,02 61,30 7.18M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64,31 64,81 64,31 64,53 7.12M
Chevron CVX 77,83 78,04 77,29 77,49 6.77M
Coca-Cola KO 57,15 57,58 57,09 57,27 6.06M
Pepsico PEP 60,57 60,79 60,25 60,63 6.03M
Gilead Sciences GILD 43,30 43,75 43,12 43,24 5.87M
International Business Machines IBM 129,30 129,98 129,19 129,93 5.54M
Schlumberger SLB 64,04 64,75 63,75 63,98 4.91M
Amgen AMGN 57,27 57,56 57,07 57,22 4.22M
United Technologies UTX 69,38 69,86 69,21 69,35 4.01M
Alphabet GOOGL 601,34 601,50 598,85 601,12 3.76M
Boeing BA 54,38 55,37 54,31 55,10 3.67M
McDonald's MCD 62,68 63,09 62,66 62,97 3.42M
Union Pacific UNP 64,67 65,19 64,59 65,05 2.47M
3M MMM 81,85 82,31 81,55 81,96 1.84M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3306,00 3306,00 3286,50 3305,00 22.3K
Exchange Rates of December 22, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 91,820 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,057 CAD 1 CAD = 0,946 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,049 CHF 1 CHF = 0,953 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,830 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 130,830 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,892 GBP 1 GBP = 1,121 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,625 AUD 1 AUD = 0,615 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,507 CAD 1 CAD = 0,664 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,495 CHF 1 CHF = 0,669 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,735 CNY 1 CNY = 0,103 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,682 GBP 1 GBP = 1,467 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,242 AUD 1 AUD = 0,805 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,151 CAD 1 CAD = 0,869 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,142 CHF 1 CHF = 0,876 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,821 AUD 1 AUD = 0,549 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,688 CAD 1 CAD = 0,592 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,675 CHF 1 CHF = 0,597 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,893 CNY 1 CNY = 0,092 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,927 CAD 1 CAD = 1,079 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,919 CHF 1 CHF = 1,088 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,985 CNY 1 CNY = 0,167 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,992 CHF 1 CHF = 1,008 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,458 CNY 1 CNY = 0,155 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,512 CNY 1 CNY = 0,154 CHF

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