Financial news on March 22nd, 2011

Business and Financial news
A Restaurant Owner Bites Into Something Foul, Dark and Winged

Ken Oringer owns six restaurants in Boston, serving various types of cuisine. He travels widely for inspiration, or admonition, as may be the case. Read more..

By KEN ORINGE - The New York Times

For Consumers, Little to Cheer in AT&T Deal

A merger with T-Mobile would leave just three major cellular carriers in the United States, which could lead to higher prices. Read more..

By JENNA WORTHAM - The New York Times

Google Faces French Fine for Breach of Privacy

The country’s privacy agency imposed a fine of $142,000 and said that Google’s Latitude phone-tracking service continued to violate privacy rules. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

Lessons of Japan: Travelers, Be Prepared

One hallmark of preparedness is the ability of a company to use technology to know where its people are, and that can be a huge hurdle in some countries. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Morning Take-Out

Highlights from the DealBook newsletter. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Sharp Scrutiny for Merger of AT&T and T-Mobile

The two primary agencies that will oversee the merger view it with different goals in mind. Read more..

By EDWARD WYATT - The New York Times

Tracking Your Wi-Fi Trail

A program to be introduced soon at Copenhagen International Airport will help airport managers reduce bottlenecks at security and immigration checkpoints. Read more..


Trichet Persists in Expecting to Raise Europe’s Benchmark Rate

The president of the European Central Bank said the calamity in Japan had not altered the need to fight European inflation with higher interest rates. Read more..

By JACK EWING - The New York Times

Water's Scarcity Spells Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

A new generation of entrepreneurs is being attracted to the opportunities offered by scarce water supplies. Read more..

By ERICA GIES - International Herald Tribune

Will Mickey Mouse Wear a Milk Mustache?

The Disney Channel cable channel is among the media properties owned by the Walt Disney Company that are carrying a campaign for milk sold by Horizon Organic. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO17.4217.6117.2917.4563.9M
General ElectricGE19.7719.7719.4719.4946.5M
AT&T Inc.T28.2828.3028.0028.1028.9M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC31.8431.8631.5031.5124.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL31.3931.5431.0631.1320.1M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY26.7526.9026.2726.2919.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45.6645.7145.3545.4719.8M
General MotorsGM31.2831.3530.5130.7417M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ36.5537.0536.3736.9516.9M
HP Inc.HPQ41.7341.8441.3541.7414.3M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT47.9548.1647.6547.9613.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ58.8059.1558.7058.7910.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT51.9752.1451.7952.008.43M
Procter & GamblePG61.0561.4260.8860.937.77M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS41.8541.9541.3841.446.88M
Gilead SciencesGILD40.3240.5539.9140.446.63M
Home DepotHD36.3636.6236.2636.296.51M
United TechnologiesUTX81.5281.5380.5780.884.51M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH43.2643.7142.6642.744.51M
International Business MachinesIBM158.56158.61157.52158.004.31M
Union PacificUNP96.2096.8694.3594.633.19M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B85.2885.5184.9084.983.09M
Exchange Rates of March 22nd, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 80.980 JPY1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0.980 CAD1 CAD = 1.020 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.903 CHF1 CHF = 1.107 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.551 CNY1 CNY = 0.153 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 114.970 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.867 GBP1 GBP = 1.153 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.404 AUD1 AUD = 0.712 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.392 CAD1 CAD = 0.718 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.282 CHF1 CHF = 0.780 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.307 CNY1 CNY = 0.107 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.754 GBP1 GBP = 1.327 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.221 AUD1 AUD = 0.819 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.210 CAD1 CAD = 0.827 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.115 CHF1 CHF = 0.897 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.619 AUD1 AUD = 0.618 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.605 CAD1 CAD = 0.623 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.479 CHF1 CHF = 0.676 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.731 CNY1 CNY = 0.093 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.991 CAD1 CAD = 1.009 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.913 CHF1 CHF = 1.095 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.629 CNY1 CNY = 0.151 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.921 CHF1 CHF = 1.086 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.687 CNY1 CNY = 0.150 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 7.256 CNY1 CNY = 0.138 CHF

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