Financial news on December 24, 2009

Business and Financial news
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By ELIZABETH OLSON - The New York Times

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By RIK FAIRLIE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE15.3815.4815.3615.4418.6M
AppleAAPL203.55209.35203.35209.0417.9M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.7825.8725.4025.7615.2M
PfizerPFE18.6718.6918.5118.6012.9M
IntelINTC20.2020.3520.1820.3312.2M
MicrosoftMSFT30.8831.0030.7631.0011.1M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC26.9627.1426.8727.0910.5M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.8023.9923.7923.969.9M
AltriaMO20.3420.4720.2520.378.54M
ExxonMobilXOM68.3568.7568.1668.668.15M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM41.6841.8941.5141.897.96M
Oracle Corp.ORCL24.7224.9624.6724.957.78M
MerckMRK37.1437.1436.7636.996.29M
AT&T Inc.T28.1028.1227.9528.106.11M
AmazonAMZN139.20139.70137.54138.475.13M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH31.8931.9031.2531.684.96M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53.4253.7453.3753.604.47M
International Business MachinesIBM129.89130.57129.48130.574.27M
HP Inc.HPQ52.2652.9452.1652.874.16M
Home DepotHD29.1829.2428.9929.173.79M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ33.2333.4333.1633.363.62M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS32.0232.3431.9432.293.56M
Procter & GamblePG61.2561.4861.0561.283.36M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54.0754.4254.0454.153.17M
ComcastCMCSA16.9817.2016.9617.173.14M
ConocoPhillipsCOP50.4950.9550.4150.872.93M
Coca-ColaKO57.4957.5157.0557.442.91M
McDonald'sMCD63.3463.7163.2563.422.58M
ChevronCVX77.0277.5077.0277.432.57M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64.6964.8464.5264.702.43M
Gilead SciencesGILD43.0143.0842.7543.002.01M
VisaV86.5986.8085.8086.291.73M
AlphabetGOOGL612.93619.52612.27618.481.72M
PepsicoPEP60.6660.9660.4060.961.5M
SchlumbergerSLB65.4165.8065.1665.351.49M
AmgenAMGN57.1657.4556.9057.421.28M
United TechnologiesUTX69.6870.5069.6870.361.25M
BoeingBA55.2655.5655.1155.481M
3MMMM82.3183.0082.3182.55931K
Union PacificUNP66.0466.3965.7666.23666K
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3282.003296.003275.003287.0012.2K
Exchange Rates of December 24, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 91.520 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.050 CAD1 CAD = 0.953 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.037 CHF1 CHF = 0.964 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.828 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 131.650 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.901 GBP1 GBP = 1.110 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.628 AUD1 AUD = 0.614 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.509 CAD1 CAD = 0.663 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.491 CHF1 CHF = 0.671 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.684 GBP1 GBP = 1.462 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.237 AUD1 AUD = 0.809 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.147 CAD1 CAD = 0.872 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.133 CHF1 CHF = 0.883 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.807 AUD1 AUD = 0.553 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.676 CAD1 CAD = 0.597 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.655 CHF1 CHF = 0.604 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.884 CNY1 CNY = 0.092 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.926 CAD1 CAD = 1.080 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.916 CHF1 CHF = 1.092 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.029 CNY1 CNY = 0.166 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.987 CHF1 CHF = 1.013 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.505 CNY1 CNY = 0.154 CAD

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