Financial news on August 26th, 2011

Business and Financial news
A Big Purchase for Bloomberg

Bloomberg L.P.’s purchase of the Bureau of National Affairs for about $1 billion cash reflects Bloomberg’s ardor to expand its influence and build a cushion against Wall Street. Read more..

By JEFFREY GOLDFARB and QUENTIN WEBB - The New York Times

In Southwestern France: 'The Most Romantic Place'

An old farmhouse right next to a 13th century abbey is turned into a comfortable home. Read more..

By NANCY BETH JACKSON - International Herald Tribune

Morning Take-Out

Highlights from the DealBook newsletter. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

New Rules Seen as Aid to Efforts to Unionize

Under new regulations from the National Labor Relations Board, companies must post notices about employees’ rights to unionize under federal law. Read more..

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE - The New York Times

Pandora Gains on Subscriptions and Mobile Ads

It was the Internet radio company’s sixth consecutive quarter of triple-digit growth in revenue. Read more..

By BEN SISARIO - The New York Times

U.K. Police Charge Student in Anonymous Hacking Case

The 22-year-old student from Hartlepool, England, was charged with a conspiracy to impair the operation of a computer or hinder access to a program or data. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - International Herald Tribune

Where Some Earn Enmity, Jobs Won Affection

Steve Jobs’s decision to step down as chief executive of Apple brought some people to tears and inspired loving tributes to him on the Web. Read more..

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT24.5125.3424.4225.2572M
General ElectricGE15.4015.6815.1015.5462.4M
IntelINTC19.4319.9719.2719.7753.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO15.0815.5515.0215.3249.9M
PfizerPFE17.8318.3217.5118.2146.1M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC24.4024.8823.7724.5940.7M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM35.2836.4834.8236.2135.1M
Oracle Corp.ORCL25.8826.8325.4826.6534.4M
ExxonMobilXOM70.8873.0070.2172.6427M
AppleAAPL371.17383.80370.80383.5822.9M
HP Inc.HPQ24.6225.3324.4224.8222.8M
AT&T Inc.T28.8829.2128.4529.0422.7M
ComcastCMCSA20.2220.6919.5720.5722.2M
MerckMRK31.6032.0630.9831.9218.5M
Home DepotHD34.1034.4733.6134.0018.4M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT49.6050.2748.6350.1517.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ35.6536.0435.1135.7615M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ63.5564.5762.5064.2814.2M
AltriaMO25.9726.3925.6126.3013M
PepsicoPEP63.3563.5262.0063.1612.3M
SchlumbergerSLB73.0575.4172.1074.8412.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS32.1232.6431.3632.4011.2M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY28.3928.8927.8828.7210.9M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT52.7953.2451.9552.9010.5M
Procter & GamblePG62.2462.6561.1762.5710.4M
General MotorsGM22.2023.0821.8022.8710.3M
ConocoPhillipsCOP64.2866.0263.5065.5110.1M
Coca-ColaKO67.9368.7766.7068.509.92M
ChevronCVX94.6897.3593.3696.859.22M
Gilead SciencesGILD37.9438.7637.4038.737.85M
AlphabetGOOGL519.99530.45513.14526.867.19M
AmgenAMGN53.1954.3152.6554.086.94M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B68.6770.7467.9469.846.63M
International Business MachinesIBM164.85169.33163.28169.146.44M
BoeingBA60.6462.9760.1362.806.2M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH44.3546.0843.5145.726.01M
McDonald'sMCD88.6590.4987.8389.935.96M
3MMMM77.7380.2676.5080.015.39M
VisaV83.5185.9582.6785.855.37M
AmazonAMZN191.24199.72189.60199.275.31M
United TechnologiesUTX70.2672.0468.8771.565.28M
Union PacificUNP88.3889.9585.4589.552.92M
Exchange Rates of August 26th, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 76.650 JPY1 JPY = 0.013 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0.981 CAD1 CAD = 1.020 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.806 CHF1 CHF = 1.240 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.387 CNY1 CNY = 0.157 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 111.160 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.886 GBP1 GBP = 1.129 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.371 AUD1 AUD = 0.730 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.423 CAD1 CAD = 0.703 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.169 CHF1 CHF = 0.856 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.266 CNY1 CNY = 0.108 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.797 GBP1 GBP = 1.255 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.233 AUD1 AUD = 0.811 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.279 CAD1 CAD = 0.782 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.052 CHF1 CHF = 0.951 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.547 AUD1 AUD = 0.646 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.606 CAD1 CAD = 0.623 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.319 CHF1 CHF = 0.758 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.461 CNY1 CNY = 0.096 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 1.037 CAD1 CAD = 0.964 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.852 CHF1 CHF = 1.173 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.760 CNY1 CNY = 0.148 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.821 CHF1 CHF = 1.218 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.510 CNY1 CNY = 0.154 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 7.924 CNY1 CNY = 0.126 CHF

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