Financial news on March 23, 2010

Business and Financial news
As the E.U. Does More, Fewer Tell About It

Around the globe, journalism jobs are being cut. In Brussels, the trend is acute, even though the Union is taking on a larger global role. Read more..

By STEPHEN CASTLE - International Herald Tribune

Bank Panel Clears Bill on Overhaul

A committee vote along party lines has effectively deferred a partisan struggle over the financial legislation’s provisions. Read more..

By SEWELL CHAN - The New York Times

Betting the Situation Will Not Get Lost in Translation

MTV is promoting its decision to show “Jersey Shore” in dozens of countries, a gamble that the show’s distinct appeal will stretch far beyond the United States. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Big Clients Keep Their Head Start

A judge’s recent decision could presage a larger effort by Wall Street banks to limit the distribution of news about their research. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN - The New York Times

Google Faces Fallout as China Reacts to Site Shift

Google’s China operations came under pressure as some content from its uncensored Hong Kong site was blocked. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT and MICHAEL WINES - The New York Times

I.M.F. Is More Likely to Lead Efforts for Aid to Greece

European Union officials acknowledged that there was little chance of agreeing on an aid package this week. Read more..

By STEPHEN CASTLE - The New York Times

In Canada, Local Stations May Negotiate a Cable Fee

The system will allow owners of conventional television stations to negotiate payment from operators of cable and satellite TV systems. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

The Case for Ending the Mortgage Deduction

Mortgages should be made less attractive. That’s one lesson of the recent housing bubble and bust. Read more..

By AGNES T. CRANE - The New York Times

U.S. Proposals for Taxes on Banks to Cover the Bailouts Gain Ground in Europe

Germany and Britain both plan levies on banks to offset the cost of any future bailouts. Read more..

By MATTHEW SALTMARSH - The New York Times

U.S. Set to Expand Role in Protecting Air Travelers

A requirement that passengers be allowed to leave planes stuck on the tarmac for more than three hours will take effect April 29. Read more..

By SUSAN STELLIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE18,1618,4518,1518,33108M
PfizerPFE17,2817,5817,2017,5473.9M
IntelINTC22,3922,7522,3622,6764.7M
Cisco SystemsCSCO26,1926,7526,1726,6448.9M
MicrosoftMSFT29,5929,9029,4129,8842M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC30,4731,1230,3831,0839.3M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43,8544,7443,7844,5833.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL25,6726,0025,5425,9925.8M
ExxonMobilXOM66,9466,9866,4566,9524.8M
AppleAAPL225,64228,78224,10228,3621.5M
ComcastCMCSA17,8218,1317,7118,0920.8M
AT&T Inc.T26,4826,5726,3326,5518.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30,7030,9830,6030,9815.4M
MerckMRK38,5738,7538,2538,5012.3M
Procter & GamblePG63,9364,5863,6664,5311.8M
ConocoPhillipsCOP52,0752,6051,7252,5111.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY26,5126,8126,3326,7911.5M
Home DepotHD32,5932,6332,2732,5911.5M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH33,3633,4632,9633,1611.4M
AlphabetGOOGL557,04558,31542,00549,0011M
SchlumbergerSLB63,5363,9762,7863,0310.7M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54,1154,3953,8254,349.7M
HP Inc.HPQ53,0153,1652,7153,159.65M
Coca-ColaKO54,7155,3454,4155,309.54M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65,1865,3964,8765,369.45M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT55,6356,0055,6155,899.37M
AltriaMO20,4520,5420,3620,528.92M
Gilead SciencesGILD48,4248,4447,4347,768.67M
McDonald'sMCD67,1467,3566,8367,358.06M
ChevronCVX74,4374,7974,0374,778.01M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34,0034,1033,7334,017.04M
PepsicoPEP66,3967,0066,2466,866.41M
International Business MachinesIBM127,94129,43127,64129,375.98M
AmgenAMGN59,9160,0859,6160,065.02M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B82,4582,4581,7082,335.01M
BoeingBA72,5472,6371,5172,184.99M
United TechnologiesUTX72,7273,1772,5873,094.96M
AmazonAMZN130,89130,94128,07129,264.21M
3MMMM82,1082,4181,1682,354.15M
VisaV89,5090,3089,2589,983.38M
Union PacificUNP74,1774,2473,0073,703.14M
Exchange Rates of March 23, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90,460 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,016 CAD1 CAD = 0,984 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,058 CHF1 CHF = 0,946 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,827 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 122,050 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,897 GBP1 GBP = 1,114 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,469 AUD1 AUD = 0,681 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,371 CAD1 CAD = 0,729 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,427 CHF1 CHF = 0,701 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,214 CNY1 CNY = 0,109 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,735 GBP1 GBP = 1,361 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,203 AUD1 AUD = 0,831 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,123 CAD1 CAD = 0,890 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,169 CHF1 CHF = 0,856 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,636 AUD1 AUD = 0,611 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,528 CAD1 CAD = 0,655 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,590 CHF1 CHF = 0,629 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10,255 CNY1 CNY = 0,098 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,934 CAD1 CAD = 1,071 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,971 CHF1 CHF = 1,030 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6,275 CNY1 CNY = 0,159 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,040 CHF1 CHF = 0,961 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,717 CNY1 CNY = 0,149 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,455 CNY1 CNY = 0,155 CHF

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