Financial news on February 23rd, 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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE16.1916.3215.8615.9563.4M
IntelINTC20.8420.9520.2920.3962.2M
MicrosoftMSFT28.6828.8328.0928.3352.3M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM40.9041.2539.7639.8852.2M
PfizerPFE17.8417.9417.6117.6747.9M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC27.9528.0027.1827.2938.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO24.1624.2323.8324.0536.3M
SchlumbergerSLB61.5061.7260.1660.8835.9M
Home DepotHD30.5631.0330.3530.7535.8M
ExxonMobilXOM65.2665.5664.1564.9433.4M
AT&T Inc.T25.0025.0324.8324.8328.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL24.8124.8924.3824.4825.1M
AltriaMO20.2320.2519.9319.9721.2M
AppleAAPL200.00201.33195.71197.0620.5M
ComcastCMCSA16.1016.3116.0316.1417.2M
MerckMRK36.9037.1436.4036.5115.9M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ28.9228.9528.7028.7415.7M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B79.3080.0678.9879.1514.9M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53.7554.0853.4553.6214.1M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54.2354.4753.7553.9714M
ConocoPhillipsCOP48.4348.6647.5647.8513.9M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ63.5663.8563.2363.3112.5M
HP Inc.HPQ50.3750.7449.9850.1212.1M
Procter & GamblePG63.2363.8262.9263.2111.9M
ChevronCVX72.6072.9371.7772.0411.9M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH32.8733.1732.3632.8110.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS31.0331.2730.8630.9210.2M
Gilead SciencesGILD48.0048.1047.2947.3510M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24.6024.8024.3724.448.65M
AmgenAMGN56.9657.2256.3556.387.7M
McDonald'sMCD64.7865.0564.7064.877.49M
Coca-ColaKO55.4155.6054.7954.837.42M
AmazonAMZN118.01119.25116.51117.247.07M
BoeingBA63.8164.1762.2562.776.48M
AlphabetGOOGL543.00543.63532.29535.075.74M
PepsicoPEP62.2262.4861.7061.785.16M
VisaV87.0287.5986.0686.124.78M
International Business MachinesIBM126.48127.66126.00126.464.59M
United TechnologiesUTX68.3868.7567.7267.794.15M
Union PacificUNP66.8566.8566.8566.854.12M
3MMMM80.4181.0979.6779.713.98M
Exchange Rates of February 23rd, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90.200 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.056 CAD1 CAD = 0.947 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.084 CHF1 CHF = 0.923 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.827 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 121.850 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.875 GBP1 GBP = 1.142 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.515 AUD1 AUD = 0.660 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.427 CAD1 CAD = 0.701 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.464 CHF1 CHF = 0.683 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.224 CNY1 CNY = 0.108 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.718 GBP1 GBP = 1.392 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.243 AUD1 AUD = 0.804 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.170 CAD1 CAD = 0.854 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.201 CHF1 CHF = 0.833 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.730 AUD1 AUD = 0.578 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.629 CAD1 CAD = 0.614 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.671 CHF1 CHF = 0.598 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.517 CNY1 CNY = 0.095 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.941 CAD1 CAD = 1.062 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.966 CHF1 CHF = 1.035 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.086 CNY1 CNY = 0.164 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.026 CHF1 CHF = 0.975 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.466 CNY1 CNY = 0.155 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.300 CNY1 CNY = 0.159 CHF

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