Financial news on March 23, 2011

Business and Financial news
A Steep Discount for Apollo I.P.O.

Once Apollo Global Management spends some time on the liquid New York Stock Exchange, its valuation should close the gap with peers. Read more..

By LISA LEE, LAUREN SILVA LAUGHLIN and ROBERT CYRAN - The New York Times

BASF Joins Pipeline Project Led by Gazprom

After its completion, the pipeline will provide southeast Europe with 63 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year. Read more..

By JUDY DEMPSEY - The New York Times

BlackBerry to Match Apple on the Price of Its Tablet

The basic PlayBook, to be available on April 19, will cost $499, the same as the iPad 2. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

CNN Leads in Cable News as MSNBC Loses Ground

CNN has attracted huge audiences with coverage of recent international crises, at the expense of MSNBC. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Fed Profit Rose Sharply to $82 Billion Last Year

The return came on government debt and investments like mortgage-backed securities the central bank accumulated to support the economic system. Read more..

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM - The New York Times

Glenn Beck Contemplates Starting Own Channel

When his contract with Fox ends, Mr. Beck may bring his audience along, either to cable or an expanded Web site. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Going Viral With Celebrity Pitchmen

Credit Unions are stepping up their normally low-key criticism of big banks in ads that use celebrity pitchmen to get attention. Read more..

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN - The New York Times

Howard Stern Sues Sirius XM Radio, Saying It Reneged on Stock Awards

The talk-show host and his agent say the company failed to abide by its agreement to pay him in stock when certain subscription levels were met. Read more..

By BEN SISARIO - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 17,42 17,60 17,34 17,58 52.1M
General Electric GE 19,45 19,56 19,25 19,53 44.3M
Microsoft MSFT 25,23 25,61 25,18 25,54 44M
Intel INTC 20,09 20,36 20,01 20,29 37.9M
Pfizer PFE 19,88 19,99 19,74 19,92 34.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45,29 45,69 44,77 45,60 26.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 31,44 31,52 30,92 31,45 25.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 31,22 31,71 30,83 31,41 23.2M
General Motors GM 30,60 31,28 30,20 31,16 23M
AT&T Inc. T 28,03 28,22 27,95 28,14 21.8M
Gilead Sciences GILD 40,32 41,73 40,31 41,32 16.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 82,65 83,00 82,00 82,60 15.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 41,54 42,28 41,51 42,07 15.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25,94 26,29 25,86 26,16 14.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 36,71 37,06 36,45 36,98 13.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51,85 51,88 51,38 51,64 13.5M
Apple AAPL 339,28 340,22 335,95 339,19 13.3M
Comcast CMCSA 23,92 24,22 23,65 24,10 13M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47,95 48,03 47,28 47,99 12.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 76,87 78,93 76,80 78,54 12.4M
Merck MRK 32,50 32,67 32,41 32,63 12.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 41,40 42,35 40,87 42,24 11.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 58,72 58,89 58,50 58,72 9.9M
Altria MO 25,40 25,65 25,33 25,61 9.18M
Home Depot HD 36,08 36,68 36,03 36,62 8.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 60,84 61,09 60,55 60,91 8M
Chevron CVX 104,73 105,92 104,45 105,48 6.81M
Coca-Cola KO 63,29 64,53 63,25 64,27 6.48M
Boeing BA 71,62 73,07 71,14 72,72 5.33M
McDonald's MCD 73,75 74,65 73,67 74,53 5.06M
Schlumberger SLB 88,72 89,02 87,63 88,50 4.82M
International Business Machines IBM 158,00 160,08 157,53 159,53 4.78M
Amazon AMZN 162,30 166,26 160,82 165,32 4.72M
Amgen AMGN 52,71 52,93 52,23 52,69 4.53M
Visa V 71,35 72,37 71,35 71,99 4.4M
3M MMM 90,62 92,66 90,60 92,14 3.98M
United Technologies UTX 80,86 82,26 80,81 81,86 3.93M
Pepsico PEP 63,95 64,36 63,75 64,20 3.91M
Alphabet GOOGL 575,19 582,45 572,00 582,16 3.63M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 42,64 42,87 42,39 42,75 3.35M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 84,80 85,16 83,85 84,74 3.33M
Union Pacific UNP 94,50 94,81 93,85 93,92 3.27M
Exchange Rates of March 23, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 80,920 JPY 1 JPY = 0,012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0,981 CAD 1 CAD = 1,019 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,908 CHF 1 CHF = 1,102 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,559 CNY 1 CNY = 0,152 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 114,070 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,868 GBP 1 GBP = 1,153 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,391 AUD 1 AUD = 0,719 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,382 CAD 1 CAD = 0,723 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,279 CHF 1 CHF = 0,782 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,236 CNY 1 CNY = 0,108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,761 GBP 1 GBP = 1,315 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,219 AUD 1 AUD = 0,820 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,212 CAD 1 CAD = 0,825 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,121 CHF 1 CHF = 0,892 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,603 AUD 1 AUD = 0,624 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,593 CAD 1 CAD = 0,628 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,474 CHF 1 CHF = 0,678 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,648 CNY 1 CNY = 0,094 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,994 CAD 1 CAD = 1,006 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,920 CHF 1 CHF = 1,088 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,644 CNY 1 CNY = 0,151 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,924 CHF 1 CHF = 1,082 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,683 CNY 1 CNY = 0,150 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 7,218 CNY 1 CNY = 0,139 CHF

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