Financial news on March 25th, 2011

Business and Financial news
BP’s Move to Join Russian Company in Arctic Drilling Set Back

An arbitration panel has blocked BP’s deal with Rosneft, but BP said it remained committed to the exploration agreement nonetheless. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER and CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

Buffett and Gates Prod India’s Wealthy to Be More Philanthropic

Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett met with 70 of India’s wealthiest people and suggesting that they give more of their fortunes to charity. Read more..

By HEATHER TIMMONS and VIKAS BAJAJ - The New York Times

Exelon, Largest U.S. Reactor Owner, Seeks to Reassure

Exelon, the largest operator of nuclear plants in the United States, says it can handle emergencies not anticipated when the reactors were designed. Read more..

By MATTHEW L. WALD - The New York Times

Eyes Open, WaMu Still Failed

The former chief executive of Washington Mutual, who is facing a lawsuit from the F.D.I.C., was aware of the bank’s rush to make risky loans. Read more..

By FLOYD NORRIS - The New York Times

Morning Take-Out

Highlights from the DealBook newsletter. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Orders for Manufactured Goods Fall Unexpectedly

The Commerce Department reports an unexpected decline in durable goods orders, while new claims for jobless benefits were lower. Read more..

By REUTERS - The New York Times

Pentagon Orders a Stop to Engine’s Construction

The Pentagon’s move follows a House vote to pay for a rival engine, but G.E. and Rolls hope some new members will switch their votes. Read more..

By CHRISTOPHER DREW - The New York Times

Starz to Delay Release of Shows on Netflix

The policy shift by the pay cable channel reflects an attitude change toward Netflix by many in Hollywood. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Oracle Corp.ORCL33,7434,1032,5832,6465M
MicrosoftMSFT25,9325,9525,5925,6257M
Cisco SystemsCSCO17,3817,4117,2017,2853.2M
IntelINTC20,3020,6020,2120,3752.5M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY26,8627,9626,2927,2941.3M
General ElectricGE19,8519,9319,6919,7540.1M
PfizerPFE20,3520,5020,3020,3538.4M
AT&T Inc.T28,6528,9028,6228,8523.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC31,5032,2231,3931,9423.5M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45,7046,3845,6745,8620.7M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT48,2348,2347,6248,0317.9M
ExxonMobilXOM82,9983,9382,8283,6216.5M
AppleAAPL348,07352,06347,02351,5416M
HP Inc.HPQ42,8443,2842,3342,5315.5M
General MotorsGM31,4931,7031,0931,4715.2M
ComcastCMCSA24,8725,1524,7525,0212.5M
SchlumbergerSLB87,7387,9286,3886,8910.8M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ37,2437,3237,1537,2910.8M
MerckMRK32,7232,9032,5432,5710.6M
ConocoPhillipsCOP79,8580,7079,2080,2410.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD42,2342,5541,9542,089.71M
ChevronCVX105,72107,01105,38106,788.98M
AltriaMO25,9726,0225,7925,828.9M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ59,0159,0958,6558,988.08M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS42,9443,2442,7842,977.94M
Procter & GamblePG61,1861,3860,7160,887.76M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT52,5652,6752,2852,357.61M
Home DepotHD37,4137,8237,3437,427.61M
VisaV72,4872,9172,0572,097.37M
Coca-ColaKO64,8765,3964,8265,226.21M
AlphabetGOOGL586,88586,91579,24579,745.71M
AmgenAMGN53,4153,7953,0053,155.59M
International Business MachinesIBM160,98162,74160,76162,185.35M
PepsicoPEP64,1964,4763,9563,985.05M
BoeingBA72,9473,5072,3373,344.7M
McDonald'sMCD75,0075,7574,7675,254.65M
AmazonAMZN171,64173,49170,30170,984.29M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH43,6344,0243,6043,754.19M
United TechnologiesUTX83,0183,5982,7983,524.02M
Union PacificUNP95,6598,0095,3297,593.19M
3MMMM92,8792,9692,1392,272.75M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B85,4385,4384,8285,242.36M
Exchange Rates of March 25th, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 81,340 JPY1 JPY = 0,012 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0,981 CAD1 CAD = 1,019 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0,920 CHF1 CHF = 1,087 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,558 CNY1 CNY = 0,152 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 114,590 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,878 GBP1 GBP = 1,139 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,373 AUD1 AUD = 0,729 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,381 CAD1 CAD = 0,724 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,296 CHF1 CHF = 0,772 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,239 CNY1 CNY = 0,108 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,766 GBP1 GBP = 1,305 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,198 AUD1 AUD = 0,835 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,206 CAD1 CAD = 0,829 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,131 CHF1 CHF = 0,884 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,563 AUD1 AUD = 0,640 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,573 CAD1 CAD = 0,636 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,475 CHF1 CHF = 0,678 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10,520 CNY1 CNY = 0,095 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 1,006 CAD1 CAD = 0,994 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,944 CHF1 CHF = 1,060 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6,728 CNY1 CNY = 0,149 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,938 CHF1 CHF = 1,067 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,682 CNY1 CNY = 0,150 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 7,132 CNY1 CNY = 0,140 CHF

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