Financial news on February 23, 2010

Business and Financial news
Doctor Training Aided by Drug Industry Cash

More than half the nation’s residency programs to train doctors in internal medicine accepted drug industry money, a survey found. Read more..

By DUFF WILSON - The New York Times

Iceland Asks U.S. to Help Ensure International Loans

Iceland wants the U.S. to help ensure that Britain and the Netherlands do not use a dispute over its collapsed banks to hold up international loans. Read more..

By DAVID JOLLY - International Herald Tribune

Leaving the Trash Behind

Of 7.5 million pounds of trash that air travelers generate daily, 75 percent is recyclable, but only 20 percent reaches a recycling center. Read more..

By CHRISTINE NEGRONI - The New York Times

The Presentation? That Was the Easy Part

Christopher Lee showed his stadium visions to officials in Brazil after an arduous trip tested his patience. Read more..

By CHRISTOPHER LEE, As told to JOAN RAYMOND - The New York Times

Toyota Official Says Recall May Not Fully Solve Safety Problem

An executive told a House committee Toyota’s recall might “not totally” solve the problem of unintended acceleration in its vehicles. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

U.S. Offers Solar Project a Crucial Loan Guarantee

BrightSource Energy, backed by Google and other companies, is planning to build a large-scale solar power plant in the California desert. Read more..

By TODD WOODY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 16.19 16.32 15.86 15.95 63.4M
Intel INTC 20.84 20.95 20.29 20.39 62.2M
Microsoft MSFT 28.68 28.83 28.09 28.33 52.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 40.90 41.25 39.76 39.88 52.2M
Pfizer PFE 17.84 17.94 17.61 17.67 47.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27.95 28.00 27.18 27.29 38.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24.16 24.23 23.83 24.05 36.3M
Schlumberger SLB 61.50 61.72 60.16 60.88 35.9M
Home Depot HD 30.56 31.03 30.35 30.75 35.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 65.26 65.56 64.15 64.94 33.4M
AT&T Inc. T 25.00 25.03 24.83 24.83 28.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 24.81 24.89 24.38 24.48 25.1M
Altria MO 20.23 20.25 19.93 19.97 21.2M
Apple AAPL 200.00 201.33 195.71 197.06 20.5M
Comcast CMCSA 16.10 16.31 16.03 16.14 17.2M
Merck MRK 36.90 37.14 36.40 36.51 15.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 28.92 28.95 28.70 28.74 15.7M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 79.30 80.06 78.98 79.15 14.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53.75 54.08 53.45 53.62 14.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.23 54.47 53.75 53.97 14M
ConocoPhillips COP 48.43 48.66 47.56 47.85 13.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63.56 63.85 63.23 63.31 12.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 50.37 50.74 49.98 50.12 12.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.23 63.82 62.92 63.21 11.9M
Chevron CVX 72.60 72.93 71.77 72.04 11.9M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 32.87 33.17 32.36 32.81 10.7M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 31.03 31.27 30.86 30.92 10.2M
Gilead Sciences GILD 48.00 48.10 47.29 47.35 10M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.60 24.80 24.37 24.44 8.65M
Amgen AMGN 56.96 57.22 56.35 56.38 7.7M
McDonald's MCD 64.78 65.05 64.70 64.87 7.49M
Coca-Cola KO 55.41 55.60 54.79 54.83 7.42M
Amazon AMZN 118.01 119.25 116.51 117.24 7.07M
Boeing BA 63.81 64.17 62.25 62.77 6.48M
Alphabet GOOGL 543.00 543.63 532.29 535.07 5.74M
Pepsico PEP 62.22 62.48 61.70 61.78 5.16M
Visa V 87.02 87.59 86.06 86.12 4.78M
International Business Machines IBM 126.48 127.66 126.00 126.46 4.59M
United Technologies UTX 68.38 68.75 67.72 67.79 4.15M
Union Pacific UNP 66.85 66.85 66.85 66.85 4.12M
3M MMM 80.41 81.09 79.67 79.71 3.98M
Exchange Rates of February 23, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 90.200 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.056 CAD 1 CAD = 0.947 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.084 CHF 1 CHF = 0.923 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.827 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 121.850 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.875 GBP 1 GBP = 1.142 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.515 AUD 1 AUD = 0.660 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.427 CAD 1 CAD = 0.701 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.464 CHF 1 CHF = 0.683 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.224 CNY 1 CNY = 0.108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.718 GBP 1 GBP = 1.392 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.243 AUD 1 AUD = 0.804 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.170 CAD 1 CAD = 0.854 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.201 CHF 1 CHF = 0.833 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.730 AUD 1 AUD = 0.578 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.629 CAD 1 CAD = 0.614 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.671 CHF 1 CHF = 0.598 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.517 CNY 1 CNY = 0.095 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.941 CAD 1 CAD = 1.062 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.966 CHF 1 CHF = 1.035 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.086 CNY 1 CNY = 0.164 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.026 CHF 1 CHF = 0.975 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.466 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.300 CNY 1 CNY = 0.159 CHF

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