Financial news on November 22, 2010

Business and Financial news
Accounts and People of Note in the Ad Industry

Danielle Arceneaux joined the New York office of Cramer-Krasselt as vice president and director for public relations. She succeeds Deborah Radman. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Choosing Between a Hard Rock and a Place

A new campaign for Hard Rock Cafe International encourages consumers to “see the show” through social media, print ads and mobile ads. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Comcast’s Plans for Executives Offer Clues to Future of NBC

Two of NBC’s top cable executives not only kept their jobs but also were given new responsibilities, a sign of Comcast’s respect for the cable operations. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Even Before Friday, Retail Deals Will Go Online

This Thanksgiving Day, retailers are driving customers to the Web with more specials than ever. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

‘Harry Potter’ Has $330 Million Debut Weekend

The global sales for the seventh Harry Potter movie was a result of a yearlong full-court press by Warner Brothers. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

In European Debt Crisis, Some Call Default Better Option

Many economic experts say that bailouts only delay the inevitable and that governments should work toward organized restructuring of debts. Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

In Motorola Split, New Chapter

Motorola will restructure in January, but there’s still a gap between the company’s current and break-up value. Read more..

By ROBERT CYRAN and ROBERT COLE - The New York Times

Luxury Brands Tailoring Approach to the Web

Luxury goods companies, which once saw the Internet mainly as a repository for downmarket items and fakes, are rushing to open online shops as new features assuage their concerns. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - International Herald Tribune

Morning Take-Out

Niall Ferguson on China | Lippman’s new fund | Full-body scanners Read more..

By CHRIS V. NICHOLSON - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 16.14 16.14 15.78 16.03 65.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19.65 19.68 19.38 19.56 65.4M
Microsoft MSFT 25.65 25.74 25.44 25.73 53.4M
Intel INTC 20.92 21.28 20.88 21.25 40.3M
General Motors GM 34.20 34.48 33.81 34.08 36.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 42.95 43.29 42.15 43.25 33.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 39.06 39.10 38.21 38.51 33.2M
Pfizer PFE 16.66 16.73 16.50 16.63 32.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 27.89 28.09 27.79 28.05 27.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27.26 27.36 26.78 26.95 24.8M
Home Depot HD 31.05 31.35 30.88 31.09 23.2M
AT&T Inc. T 28.32 28.33 28.05 28.29 19.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47.55 47.57 46.72 47.25 19.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 70.10 70.30 68.79 70.19 18.9M
Coca-Cola KO 64.06 64.31 63.58 64.27 16.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 37.31 37.42 35.57 36.46 15M
Merck MRK 35.49 35.64 35.18 35.59 14.6M
Comcast CMCSA 20.37 20.58 20.12 20.40 14.2M
Apple AAPL 306.68 313.36 305.87 313.36 14M
Verizon Communications VZ 32.63 32.67 32.29 32.50 13M
Altria MO 24.60 24.71 24.34 24.48 11.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63.50 63.82 63.09 63.62 11.2M
McDonald's MCD 79.37 79.53 79.06 79.52 10.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54.20 54.60 53.92 54.38 9.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.87 26.00 25.70 25.90 9.4M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.58 63.79 63.03 63.56 9.14M
ConocoPhillips COP 61.75 61.75 60.53 61.49 8.69M
Schlumberger SLB 75.90 76.40 74.63 76.40 8.32M
Gilead Sciences GILD 37.87 38.20 37.49 37.70 7.13M
Chevron CVX 83.47 83.58 82.05 83.45 6.79M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 36.88 37.05 36.52 36.95 6.56M
Amazon AMZN 165.10 170.60 165.00 170.39 6.14M
Boeing BA 63.02 64.17 62.80 64.03 5.91M
Amgen AMGN 54.99 55.08 54.06 54.74 5.29M
Visa V 76.67 76.98 75.28 75.46 4.99M
Pepsico PEP 64.76 64.85 64.17 64.70 4.63M
Alphabet GOOGL 587.47 593.44 582.75 591.22 4.37M
Union Pacific UNP 91.60 91.81 89.48 90.32 3.96M
International Business Machines IBM 144.00 145.43 143.56 145.39 3.73M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 80.11 80.55 79.70 80.00 3.57M
United Technologies UTX 74.90 75.49 74.26 75.11 3.44M
3M MMM 84.66 85.06 83.97 84.90 2.98M
Exchange Rates of November 22, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 83.310 JPY 1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.019 CAD 1 CAD = 0.982 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.990 CHF 1 CHF = 1.011 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.642 CNY 1 CNY = 0.151 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 113.530 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.854 GBP 1 GBP = 1.171 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.378 AUD 1 AUD = 0.726 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.387 CAD 1 CAD = 0.721 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.348 CHF 1 CHF = 0.742 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.055 CNY 1 CNY = 0.110 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.752 GBP 1 GBP = 1.330 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.213 AUD 1 AUD = 0.824 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.222 CAD 1 CAD = 0.818 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.188 CHF 1 CHF = 0.842 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.614 AUD 1 AUD = 0.620 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.625 CAD 1 CAD = 0.615 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.579 CHF 1 CHF = 0.633 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.597 CNY 1 CNY = 0.094 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.007 CAD 1 CAD = 0.993 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.978 CHF 1 CHF = 1.022 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.572 CNY 1 CNY = 0.152 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.972 CHF 1 CHF = 1.029 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.526 CNY 1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.714 CNY 1 CNY = 0.149 CHF

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