Financial news on December 24, 2009

Business and Financial news
12 Days of Gift-Giving Cost True Love $21,466

Gold rose almost 43 percent this year, lifting the price of the carol’s five rings to $500. Read more..

By ELIZABETH OLSON - The New York Times

An Old-School Teaching Tool for New-School Cameras

“Perfect Digital Photography” uses paper and ink to explain the popular high-tech way of capturing images. Read more..

By RIK FAIRLIE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 15,38 15,48 15,36 15,44 18.6M
Apple AAPL 203,55 209,35 203,35 209,04 17.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25,78 25,87 25,40 25,76 15.2M
Pfizer PFE 18,67 18,69 18,51 18,60 12.9M
Intel INTC 20,20 20,35 20,18 20,33 12.2M
Microsoft MSFT 30,88 31,00 30,76 31,00 11.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26,96 27,14 26,87 27,09 10.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23,80 23,99 23,79 23,96 9.9M
Altria MO 20,34 20,47 20,25 20,37 8.54M
ExxonMobil XOM 68,35 68,75 68,16 68,66 8.15M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41,68 41,89 41,51 41,89 7.96M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 24,72 24,96 24,67 24,95 7.78M
Merck MRK 37,14 37,14 36,76 36,99 6.29M
AT&T Inc. T 28,10 28,12 27,95 28,10 6.11M
Amazon AMZN 139,20 139,70 137,54 138,47 5.13M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 31,89 31,90 31,25 31,68 4.96M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53,42 53,74 53,37 53,60 4.47M
International Business Machines IBM 129,89 130,57 129,48 130,57 4.27M
HP Inc. HPQ 52,26 52,94 52,16 52,87 4.16M
Home Depot HD 29,18 29,24 28,99 29,17 3.79M
Verizon Communications VZ 33,23 33,43 33,16 33,36 3.62M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32,02 32,34 31,94 32,29 3.56M
Procter & Gamble PG 61,25 61,48 61,05 61,28 3.36M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54,07 54,42 54,04 54,15 3.17M
Comcast CMCSA 16,98 17,20 16,96 17,17 3.14M
ConocoPhillips COP 50,49 50,95 50,41 50,87 2.93M
Coca-Cola KO 57,49 57,51 57,05 57,44 2.91M
McDonald's MCD 63,34 63,71 63,25 63,42 2.58M
Chevron CVX 77,02 77,50 77,02 77,43 2.57M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64,69 64,84 64,52 64,70 2.43M
Gilead Sciences GILD 43,01 43,08 42,75 43,00 2.01M
Visa V 86,59 86,80 85,80 86,29 1.73M
Alphabet GOOGL 612,93 619,52 612,27 618,48 1.72M
Pepsico PEP 60,66 60,96 60,40 60,96 1.5M
Schlumberger SLB 65,41 65,80 65,16 65,35 1.49M
Amgen AMGN 57,16 57,45 56,90 57,42 1.28M
United Technologies UTX 69,68 70,50 69,68 70,36 1.25M
Boeing BA 55,26 55,56 55,11 55,48 1M
3M MMM 82,31 83,00 82,31 82,55 931K
Union Pacific UNP 66,04 66,39 65,76 66,23 666K
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3282,00 3296,00 3275,00 3287,00 12.2K
Exchange Rates of December 24, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 91,520 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,050 CAD 1 CAD = 0,953 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,037 CHF 1 CHF = 0,964 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,828 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 131,650 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,901 GBP 1 GBP = 1,110 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,628 AUD 1 AUD = 0,614 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,509 CAD 1 CAD = 0,663 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,491 CHF 1 CHF = 0,671 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,684 GBP 1 GBP = 1,462 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,237 AUD 1 AUD = 0,809 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,147 CAD 1 CAD = 0,872 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,133 CHF 1 CHF = 0,883 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,807 AUD 1 AUD = 0,553 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,676 CAD 1 CAD = 0,597 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,655 CHF 1 CHF = 0,604 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,884 CNY 1 CNY = 0,092 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,926 CAD 1 CAD = 1,080 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,916 CHF 1 CHF = 1,092 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,029 CNY 1 CNY = 0,166 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,987 CHF 1 CHF = 1,013 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,505 CNY 1 CNY = 0,154 CAD

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