Financial news on April 23, 2009

Business and Financial news
BET to Offer New Channel for Adults

Centric, a BET channel aimed at African-American audiences from 25 to 54 years old, is scheduled to go on the air in October. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Mapping a Human Genome, via an eBay Auction

A company called Knome plans to offer its personal gene-sequencing service to the highest bidder in an eBay auction. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC18.6220.2818.6020.09206M
General ElectricGE12.1612.1911.5711.8894.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM32.2333.7531.6633.2189.4M
PfizerPFE13.1113.3112.7513.2886.1M
MicrosoftMSFT18.9218.9418.4718.9286.1M
IntelINTC15.6815.7915.1015.5374.5M
Cisco SystemsCSCO17.5217.6417.1317.6244M
Oracle Corp.ORCL19.4019.7119.1419.6836.1M
MerckMRK23.0723.3322.6423.2335.6M
AppleAAPL126.62127.20123.51125.4033.8M
AT&T Inc.T26.0026.0225.2425.5031.4M
ExxonMobilXOM65.3165.7664.5065.7129.2M
ComcastCMCSA13.8613.9713.3213.6127.1M
ConocoPhillipsCOP39.2340.0038.7139.9324.4M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT42.5743.4442.0143.3622M
Home DepotHD25.9626.2225.3125.7618M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31.0731.1930.4631.0017.1M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT49.0049.1848.2748.8616.3M
AmazonAMZN81.3382.0679.0880.6116.2M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH23.1023.5521.9523.1615M
HP Inc.HPQ34.7534.9133.9634.7614.7M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ51.3851.5150.3151.4014.6M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS19.4219.7319.1619.6314.2M
Coca-ColaKO43.0743.1542.6942.9214M
AltriaMO16.9216.9816.7116.9012.8M
ChevronCVX64.4465.7364.0065.5312.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY19.8720.2119.7520.1712.3M
PepsicoPEP48.4048.4647.5047.8912.3M
SchlumbergerSLB46.7446.8544.9146.6112.2M
Procter & GamblePG49.8449.8448.7549.3211.9M
AmgenAMGN45.1047.1045.0046.8210.6M
McDonald'sMCD54.7555.5054.0155.309.88M
International Business MachinesIBM102.65102.7899.80101.429.44M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.1046.4644.9245.909.02M
VisaV58.2558.9757.1058.238.97M
United TechnologiesUTX46.7948.1546.2648.048.01M
Union PacificUNP49.1250.0847.9649.557.6M
BoeingBA37.2938.1236.6037.936.4M
3MMMM53.2454.3352.2154.216.21M
AlphabetGOOGL387.51389.75381.11384.695.21M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2811.002907.502757.002813.0032.1K
Exchange Rates of April 23, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 98.040 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.224 CAD1 CAD = 0.817 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.151 CHF1 CHF = 0.869 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.828 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 128.760 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.893 GBP1 GBP = 1.120 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.840 AUD1 AUD = 0.543 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.607 CAD1 CAD = 0.622 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.512 CHF1 CHF = 0.661 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.968 CNY1 CNY = 0.112 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.693 GBP1 GBP = 1.443 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.429 AUD1 AUD = 0.700 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.248 CAD1 CAD = 0.801 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.174 CHF1 CHF = 0.851 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.061 AUD1 AUD = 0.485 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.800 CAD1 CAD = 0.556 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.693 CHF1 CHF = 0.591 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.873 CAD1 CAD = 1.145 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.822 CHF1 CHF = 1.217 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.871 CNY1 CNY = 0.205 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.941 CHF1 CHF = 1.063 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.580 CNY1 CNY = 0.179 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 5.927 CNY1 CNY = 0.169 CHF

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