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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 23.66 26.24 23.50 25.68 105M
Microsoft MSFT 25.82 26.88 25.74 26.61 96.2M
Intel INTC 18.94 19.00 18.52 18.57 69.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.06 23.90 22.95 23.48 57.6M
Pfizer PFE 18.10 18.79 18.09 18.64 57.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20.34 20.82 20.21 20.47 40.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35.25 35.80 34.02 34.12 38.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.25 45.00 41.30 43.46 36.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 78.54 81.30 78.50 80.67 36.1M
Apple AAPL 129.80 134.79 128.52 131.93 35.9M
AT&T Inc. T 29.24 30.55 29.06 30.07 32.8M
Comcast CMCSA 19.39 20.10 19.38 19.90 23.2M
Home Depot HD 25.25 25.94 25.02 25.80 23M
HP Inc. HPQ 46.66 48.45 46.16 47.70 22.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 59.34 60.47 59.02 60.12 21.4M
Altria MO 19.97 20.69 19.95 20.48 20.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 31.51 32.47 31.40 32.05 17.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 75.31 77.80 74.72 76.85 17.7M
Procter & Gamble PG 69.02 70.20 68.04 68.51 17.5M
Merck MRK 31.63 32.63 31.52 32.37 15.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.73 21.18 20.57 20.67 15M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 68.55 69.97 68.46 69.36 14.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 58.89 59.73 58.68 59.33 13.8M
Chevron CVX 85.10 88.17 85.10 87.47 13.8M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32.00 32.88 31.97 32.47 13.4M
Coca-Cola KO 50.40 52.23 50.36 51.46 13.1M
Amgen AMGN 58.72 60.00 58.14 59.93 11.7M
Alphabet GOOGL 438.84 450.00 435.98 439.60 10M
Schlumberger SLB 86.46 89.13 86.23 88.02 9.1M
McDonald's MCD 61.79 62.70 61.79 62.27 8.92M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.09 49.09 46.09 47.05 8.66M
United Technologies UTX 60.11 60.46 58.87 59.17 8.03M
Pepsico PEP 70.41 71.99 70.29 71.30 6.85M
International Business Machines IBM 117.75 121.99 116.12 120.11 6.54M
Boeing BA 57.67 58.20 56.80 57.42 6.38M
Amazon AMZN 70.66 72.75 70.01 72.08 6.07M
Visa V 65.75 66.47 64.54 64.60 5.97M
Union Pacific UNP 72.16 74.64 71.38 72.34 5.91M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 25.19 25.96 25.10 25.50 5.51M
3M MMM 68.82 70.03 68.82 69.73 5.29M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4475.00 4504.00 4391.00 4440.00 30.8K
Exchange Rates of September 25, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 106.450 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.033 CAD 1 CAD = 0.968 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.089 CHF 1 CHF = 0.918 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.821 CNY 1 CNY = 0.147 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 155.610 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.795 GBP 1 GBP = 1.258 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.751 AUD 1 AUD = 0.571 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.510 CAD 1 CAD = 0.662 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.593 CHF 1 CHF = 0.628 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.973 CNY 1 CNY = 0.100 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.203 AUD 1 AUD = 0.454 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.899 CAD 1 CAD = 0.527 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.003 CHF 1 CHF = 0.499 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 12.527 CNY 1 CNY = 0.080 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.862 CAD 1 CAD = 1.161 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.909 CHF 1 CHF = 1.100 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.692 CNY 1 CNY = 0.176 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.055 CHF 1 CHF = 0.948 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.261 CNY 1 CNY = 0.160 CHF

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