Financial news on September 25, 2008

Business and Financial news
Bush and Candidates to Meet on Bailout

President Bush invited the presidential candidates to the White House for talks on the economic crisis and called on Americans to support the recovery plan. Read more..

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN - The New York Times

Really Feeling the Music

Two new earbuds that pass audio signals directly through your bones or cartilage would be perfect, if they weren’t so flawed in their own ways. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

The Mother of All Search Functions

Every major Web site has its own Search box and Search button. But usually, that Search function is not as good as Google. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE23.6626.2423.5025.68105M
MicrosoftMSFT25.8226.8825.7426.6196.2M
IntelINTC18.9419.0018.5218.5769.7M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.0623.9022.9523.4857.6M
PfizerPFE18.1018.7918.0918.6457.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20.3420.8220.2120.4740.4M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35.2535.8034.0234.1238.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM42.2545.0041.3043.4636.8M
ExxonMobilXOM78.5481.3078.5080.6736.1M
AppleAAPL129.80134.79128.52131.9335.9M
AT&T Inc.T29.2430.5529.0630.0732.8M
ComcastCMCSA19.3920.1019.3819.9023.2M
Home DepotHD25.2525.9425.0225.8023M
HP Inc.HPQ46.6648.4546.1647.7022.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT59.3460.4759.0260.1221.4M
AltriaMO19.9720.6919.9520.4820.6M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31.5132.4731.4032.0517.9M
ConocoPhillipsCOP75.3177.8074.7276.8517.7M
Procter & GamblePG69.0270.2068.0468.5117.5M
MerckMRK31.6332.6331.5232.3715.6M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY20.7321.1820.5720.6715M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ68.5569.9768.4669.3614.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT58.8959.7358.6859.3313.8M
ChevronCVX85.1088.1785.1087.4713.8M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS32.0032.8831.9732.4713.4M
Coca-ColaKO50.4052.2350.3651.4613.1M
AmgenAMGN58.7260.0058.1459.9311.7M
AlphabetGOOGL438.84450.00435.98439.6010M
SchlumbergerSLB86.4689.1386.2388.029.1M
McDonald'sMCD61.7962.7061.7962.278.92M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.0949.0946.0947.058.66M
United TechnologiesUTX60.1160.4658.8759.178.03M
PepsicoPEP70.4171.9970.2971.306.85M
International Business MachinesIBM117.75121.99116.12120.116.54M
BoeingBA57.6758.2056.8057.426.38M
AmazonAMZN70.6672.7570.0172.086.07M
VisaV65.7566.4764.5464.605.97M
Union PacificUNP72.1674.6471.3872.345.91M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH25.1925.9625.1025.505.51M
3MMMM68.8270.0368.8269.735.29M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4475.004504.004391.004440.0030.8K
Exchange Rates of September 25, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 106.450 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.033 CAD1 CAD = 0.968 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.089 CHF1 CHF = 0.918 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.821 CNY1 CNY = 0.147 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 155.610 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.795 GBP1 GBP = 1.258 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.751 AUD1 AUD = 0.571 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.510 CAD1 CAD = 0.662 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.593 CHF1 CHF = 0.628 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.973 CNY1 CNY = 0.100 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.203 AUD1 AUD = 0.454 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.899 CAD1 CAD = 0.527 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.003 CHF1 CHF = 0.499 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 12.527 CNY1 CNY = 0.080 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.862 CAD1 CAD = 1.161 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.909 CHF1 CHF = 1.100 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.692 CNY1 CNY = 0.176 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.055 CHF1 CHF = 0.948 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.261 CNY1 CNY = 0.160 CHF

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