Financial news on August 24, 2009

Business and Financial news
Deal Said to Be Reached for Drug Unit

A deal to sell Procter & Gamble’s prescription drug business to Warner Chilcott for $3 billion may be announced as early as Monday. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Defying an Industry Trend, Warner Is Easily the Top Producer of TV Shows

At a time when networks favor internal producers, the company is heading into the fall season with an unusual 45 shows in production. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

European Opposition Mounts Against Google’s Selling Digitized Books

National copyright agencies, which charge fees to publishers, see the proposed deal as a threat to their income. Read more..

By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN and ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

Firm Brings Farming to the Masses

The British company Omlet has seen sales of the Eglu, its chicken hutch, roughly double each year since it came to the market in 2004. Read more..

By JAMES KANTER - International Herald Tribune

Monocle: A Magazine, an Attitude

Tyler Brûlé, an advertising executive and magazine editor, works with what he calls patrons to build up his travel publication. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 14,36 14,50 14,05 14,20 85.6M
Microsoft MSFT 24,41 24,73 24,28 24,64 54.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22,22 22,64 21,93 22,06 52.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28,17 28,54 27,20 27,32 51.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 43,86 44,24 42,95 43,01 40.4M
Intel INTC 18,97 19,00 18,66 18,76 38.7M
Pfizer PFE 16,73 16,79 16,61 16,73 31.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 70,04 71,65 69,93 71,30 25.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 44,54 45,41 44,44 45,31 22.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22,13 22,49 22,04 22,32 22.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45,73 46,13 45,25 46,08 19.2M
Comcast CMCSA 15,05 15,27 15,01 15,10 18.7M
AT&T Inc. T 26,18 26,28 26,00 26,14 18M
Altria MO 18,14 18,45 18,05 18,33 16.7M
Home Depot HD 27,73 27,73 26,94 27,03 16.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 44,83 45,12 44,53 44,79 15.1M
Apple AAPL 170,12 170,71 168,27 169,06 14.5M
Merck MRK 32,99 33,00 32,31 32,50 13.6M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 29,09 29,72 28,55 29,69 11.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 53,77 53,92 52,97 53,34 11.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51,52 51,70 51,15 51,55 11.6M
Coca-Cola KO 49,80 49,80 48,81 49,06 10.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61,18 61,28 60,69 61,28 10.5M
Chevron CVX 70,10 70,94 69,91 70,76 9.75M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 26,99 27,12 26,73 26,80 9.36M
Schlumberger SLB 57,58 58,30 56,88 57,34 9.33M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,36 31,53 31,26 31,41 9.18M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22,69 22,69 22,44 22,58 6.78M
McDonald's MCD 56,38 56,38 55,70 55,91 6.64M
International Business Machines IBM 119,92 120,88 119,10 119,32 6.36M
Boeing BA 46,51 47,79 45,97 47,13 6.16M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46,15 46,18 45,56 46,00 5.97M
United Technologies UTX 58,93 59,72 58,77 59,30 5.76M
Pepsico PEP 57,69 57,78 57,06 57,45 5.69M
Amgen AMGN 60,75 60,84 60,03 60,38 5.3M
Visa V 69,25 69,50 67,76 67,95 4.99M
Alphabet GOOGL 467,35 470,09 464,43 468,73 4.9M
Amazon AMZN 85,17 85,59 84,24 84,50 4.72M
Union Pacific UNP 62,05 62,30 60,79 61,22 2.81M
3M MMM 72,74 73,00 72,01 72,56 2.5M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3342,50 3381,00 3316,00 3325,50 24.5K
Exchange Rates of August 24, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 94,490 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,077 CAD 1 CAD = 0,929 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,062 CHF 1 CHF = 0,942 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,832 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 135,100 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,871 GBP 1 GBP = 1,148 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,706 AUD 1 AUD = 0,586 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,539 CAD 1 CAD = 0,650 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,518 CHF 1 CHF = 0,659 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,770 CNY 1 CNY = 0,102 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,644 GBP 1 GBP = 1,552 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,263 AUD 1 AUD = 0,792 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,139 CAD 1 CAD = 0,878 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,123 CHF 1 CHF = 0,890 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,959 AUD 1 AUD = 0,510 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,768 CAD 1 CAD = 0,566 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,742 CHF 1 CHF = 0,574 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11,202 CNY 1 CNY = 0,089 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,902 CAD 1 CAD = 1,109 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,889 CHF 1 CHF = 1,125 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,722 CNY 1 CNY = 0,175 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,985 CHF 1 CHF = 1,015 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,345 CNY 1 CNY = 0,158 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,435 CNY 1 CNY = 0,155 CHF

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