Financial news on March 23, 2009

Business and Financial news
At A.I.G., the Brand Is Tarnished

The damage done to A.I.G.’s brand has competitors circling to snap up its customers, but not to buy its insurance divisions. Read more..

By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH - The New York Times

Rivals Say I.B.M. Stifles Competition to Mainframes

Big Blue is being criticized for buying a company whose technology could have paved the way for cheaper competition in the mainframe marketplace. Read more..

By ASHLEE VANCE - The New York Times

Sony in Expansion of U.S. and Foreign TV Business

The company hopes to capture new formats and programming ideas overseas and promote its domestic content abroad more efficiently. Read more..

By EDWARD WYATT - The New York Times

Wall Street Journal Is Told to Feed Newswires

Reporters will be required to supply a corporate sibling, Dow Jones Newswires, more often, and with faster, clearer versions of their articles. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 10.28 10.45 9.78 10.43 213M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 15.90 17.67 15.22 17.33 187M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 25.30 29.17 25.13 28.86 147M
Microsoft MSFT 17.37 18.59 17.31 18.33 71.6M
Pfizer PFE 13.95 14.08 13.67 14.02 66M
Cisco Systems CSCO 16.31 17.00 15.90 16.98 64.3M
Intel INTC 15.02 15.54 14.94 15.52 64.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 66.99 70.82 66.86 70.53 51.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17.34 18.25 17.26 18.25 46M
AT&T Inc. T 25.94 26.96 25.71 26.92 43.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 29.65 31.19 29.29 31.19 26.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 38.79 40.78 38.75 40.75 24.1M
Apple AAPL 102.71 108.16 101.75 107.66 23.8M
Home Depot HD 22.43 23.28 22.17 23.25 22.9M
Comcast CMCSA 13.15 14.12 13.00 14.08 22.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 30.20 31.07 29.82 31.07 20.7M
Chevron CVX 65.91 69.18 65.75 69.15 20.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50.28 51.48 49.35 51.48 19.7M
Merck MRK 27.20 27.98 26.77 27.98 19.5M
Schlumberger SLB 42.96 46.80 42.30 46.75 18.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 52.38 53.23 51.67 53.23 18.8M
Procter & Gamble PG 46.11 47.80 46.00 47.74 16.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 17.83 18.92 17.74 18.92 15.8M
Altria MO 16.96 17.11 16.67 17.11 15.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 48.28 48.76 47.75 48.76 14.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.80 21.24 20.57 21.22 14.2M
Coca-Cola KO 43.16 44.14 43.00 44.14 13.3M
International Business Machines IBM 93.70 98.71 93.70 98.71 12.4M
Visa V 53.87 55.58 52.90 55.54 11.2M
McDonald's MCD 53.97 55.17 53.10 55.16 10.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 21.20 22.07 20.54 22.05 10.4M
Gilead Sciences GILD 44.77 46.10 44.60 45.68 9.36M
Amazon AMZN 71.36 75.61 70.70 75.58 8.61M
Alphabet GOOGL 333.56 349.45 333.03 348.60 8.53M
Boeing BA 33.20 35.50 33.05 35.50 8.22M
United Technologies UTX 41.36 43.55 41.24 43.48 8.08M
Amgen AMGN 49.54 50.94 48.84 50.91 7.84M
Pepsico PEP 50.33 51.63 50.23 51.63 7.54M
3M MMM 46.80 49.41 46.57 49.32 7.44M
Union Pacific UNP 39.52 42.07 39.44 42.04 6.4M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2815.00 2989.00 2815.00 2941.00 60.9K
Exchange Rates of March 23, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 97.160 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.223 CAD 1 CAD = 0.817 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.125 CHF 1 CHF = 0.889 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.835 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 132.340 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.935 GBP 1 GBP = 1.069 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.932 AUD 1 AUD = 0.518 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.666 CAD 1 CAD = 0.600 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.533 CHF 1 CHF = 0.652 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.304 CNY 1 CNY = 0.107 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.713 GBP 1 GBP = 1.402 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.486 AUD 1 AUD = 0.673 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.280 CAD 1 CAD = 0.781 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.165 CHF 1 CHF = 0.858 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.064 AUD 1 AUD = 0.484 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.781 CAD 1 CAD = 0.562 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.638 CHF 1 CHF = 0.610 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.934 CNY 1 CNY = 0.101 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.861 CAD 1 CAD = 1.162 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.783 CHF 1 CHF = 1.277 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.818 CNY 1 CNY = 0.208 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.910 CHF 1 CHF = 1.099 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.585 CNY 1 CNY = 0.179 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.070 CNY 1 CNY = 0.165 CHF

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