Financial news on March 22, 2010

Business and Financial news
As ‘Worldfocus’ Ends, a Call to Save It

Like a similar campaign to save “Now on PBS,” the efforts for “Worldfocus” seem unlikely to succeed. Read more..

By ELIZABETH JENSEN - The New York Times

British Airways Strike Effect Disputed

The first of two scheduled strikes by British Airways cabin crew members entered its second day Sunday, causing fewer delays than the airline had expected. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - International Herald Tribune

Company Sees Leap for Cellphone Cameras

A film coating for image sensors could improve camera performance, especially in low light, its maker says. Read more..

By ASHLEE VANCE - The New York Times

Filching a Good Name for Internet Use?

A search for “Louis Vuitton” on Google’s British Web site turns up an ad for discounted designer handbags — to the fury of the brand’s owners. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - International Herald Tribune

For Consumers, Clarity on Health Care Changes

The uninsured are the biggest beneficiaries of the bill, which would extend coverage for low-income Americans. Read more..

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD - The New York Times

In Health Care Overhaul, Boons for Hospitals and Drug Makers

With a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s health care system, Congress would be giving the health care industry millions of customers in the next few years. Read more..

By REED ABELSON - The New York Times

In Syndication, the Agonizing on ‘Curb’ Is Only Escalating

Instead of cutting episodes of the show to allow commercials, the TV Guide Network will show the full episode, along with a panel discussion, to fill an hour. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Mashing Up Real and Digital at SXSW

There were more registered attendees for the interactive stream than music at the Austin-based conference, but the best technologies there made real life better. Read more..

David Carr - The New York Times

Mixing In Some Carbon

A start-up called Calera says it has found a way to capture carbon dioxide by using it to make cement, but skeptics have doubts. Read more..

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER - The New York Times

O’Donnell Reportedly Preparing a TV Show

Rosie O’Donnell is said to be working with Dick Robertson and Scott Carlin, who were formerly executives at Warner Brothers. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
PfizerPFE17,0017,2516,9817,1571.1M
General ElectricGE17,8618,1317,8018,0764.9M
IntelINTC21,8722,3021,8422,2447.4M
MicrosoftMSFT29,5029,7029,3929,6037.7M
Cisco SystemsCSCO25,9226,3825,8926,2831.9M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC30,0930,5930,0530,4128.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL25,1925,7025,1625,5624.9M
AT&T Inc.T26,1926,5426,0826,4024.5M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43,0743,7943,0443,7423.3M
ExxonMobilXOM66,4967,2066,3266,9721.4M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH34,4735,1633,2133,3020.2M
AppleAAPL220,47226,00220,15224,7516.3M
SchlumbergerSLB62,7064,3062,0463,4915.7M
HP Inc.HPQ52,1353,0452,1352,9515.7M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53,4054,2353,3053,8715.7M
ComcastCMCSA17,4117,8817,4017,7815.6M
MerckMRK38,0839,0438,0338,3015.5M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25,9326,6025,9026,4815.3M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30,2830,7230,2830,6513.6M
Home DepotHD32,1432,7932,1432,6711.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS33,4734,1933,4233,9511.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP51,4452,2651,3452,1010.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT55,3156,0455,1355,629.87M
Procter & GamblePG63,5264,1063,5263,889.65M
AltriaMO20,3120,4820,2320,449.45M
ChevronCVX74,1774,8874,0074,469.32M
Coca-ColaKO54,4954,8554,4054,549.06M
BoeingBA71,6672,6471,5171,919.01M
AmgenAMGN59,6160,3959,5060,098.84M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65,0765,4464,9865,108.8M
AlphabetGOOGL556,11566,85554,28557,508M
McDonald'sMCD66,0767,2565,9067,017.39M
Gilead SciencesGILD47,9248,6547,7948,157.35M
PepsicoPEP66,4366,5666,1566,316.76M
International Business MachinesIBM127,11128,39126,57127,985.65M
AmazonAMZN130,20130,96128,64130,475.38M
United TechnologiesUTX72,6673,0372,5772,615.18M
VisaV88,3989,7588,1889,244.17M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B81,5582,3881,2082,374.11M
3MMMM81,5082,2081,5081,843.26M
Union PacificUNP72,8374,1472,6274,003.19M
Exchange Rates of March 22, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90,050 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,018 CAD1 CAD = 0,983 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,058 CHF1 CHF = 0,946 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,828 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 122,210 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,898 GBP1 GBP = 1,114 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,477 AUD1 AUD = 0,677 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,381 CAD1 CAD = 0,724 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,435 CHF1 CHF = 0,697 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,261 CNY1 CNY = 0,108 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,735 GBP1 GBP = 1,361 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,208 AUD1 AUD = 0,828 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,130 CAD1 CAD = 0,885 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,174 CHF1 CHF = 0,852 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,644 AUD1 AUD = 0,608 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,538 CAD1 CAD = 0,650 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,598 CHF1 CHF = 0,626 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10,302 CNY1 CNY = 0,097 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,935 CAD1 CAD = 1,070 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,971 CHF1 CHF = 1,030 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6,267 CNY1 CNY = 0,160 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,039 CHF1 CHF = 0,963 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,705 CNY1 CNY = 0,149 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,453 CNY1 CNY = 0,155 CHF

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