Financial news on August 26, 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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 24,51 25,34 24,42 25,25 72M
General Electric GE 15,40 15,68 15,10 15,54 62.4M
Intel INTC 19,43 19,97 19,27 19,77 53.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 15,08 15,55 15,02 15,32 49.9M
Pfizer PFE 17,83 18,32 17,51 18,21 46.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 24,40 24,88 23,77 24,59 40.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 35,28 36,48 34,82 36,21 35.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 25,88 26,83 25,48 26,65 34.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 70,88 73,00 70,21 72,64 27M
Apple AAPL 371,17 383,80 370,80 383,58 22.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 24,62 25,33 24,42 24,82 22.8M
AT&T Inc. T 28,88 29,21 28,45 29,04 22.7M
Comcast CMCSA 20,22 20,69 19,57 20,57 22.2M
Merck MRK 31,60 32,06 30,98 31,92 18.5M
Home Depot HD 34,10 34,47 33,61 34,00 18.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 49,60 50,27 48,63 50,15 17.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 35,65 36,04 35,11 35,76 15M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63,55 64,57 62,50 64,28 14.2M
Altria MO 25,97 26,39 25,61 26,30 13M
Pepsico PEP 63,35 63,52 62,00 63,16 12.3M
Schlumberger SLB 73,05 75,41 72,10 74,84 12.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32,12 32,64 31,36 32,40 11.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 28,39 28,89 27,88 28,72 10.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 52,79 53,24 51,95 52,90 10.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 62,24 62,65 61,17 62,57 10.4M
General Motors GM 22,20 23,08 21,80 22,87 10.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 64,28 66,02 63,50 65,51 10.1M
Coca-Cola KO 67,93 68,77 66,70 68,50 9.92M
Chevron CVX 94,68 97,35 93,36 96,85 9.22M
Gilead Sciences GILD 37,94 38,76 37,40 38,73 7.85M
Alphabet GOOGL 519,99 530,45 513,14 526,86 7.19M
Amgen AMGN 53,19 54,31 52,65 54,08 6.94M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 68,67 70,74 67,94 69,84 6.63M
International Business Machines IBM 164,85 169,33 163,28 169,14 6.44M
Boeing BA 60,64 62,97 60,13 62,80 6.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 44,35 46,08 43,51 45,72 6.01M
McDonald's MCD 88,65 90,49 87,83 89,93 5.96M
3M MMM 77,73 80,26 76,50 80,01 5.39M
Visa V 83,51 85,95 82,67 85,85 5.37M
Amazon AMZN 191,24 199,72 189,60 199,27 5.31M
United Technologies UTX 70,26 72,04 68,87 71,56 5.28M
Union Pacific UNP 88,38 89,95 85,45 89,55 2.92M
Exchange Rates of August 26, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 76,650 JPY 1 JPY = 0,013 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0,981 CAD 1 CAD = 1,020 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,806 CHF 1 CHF = 1,240 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,387 CNY 1 CNY = 0,157 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 111,160 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,886 GBP 1 GBP = 1,129 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,371 AUD 1 AUD = 0,730 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,423 CAD 1 CAD = 0,703 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,169 CHF 1 CHF = 0,856 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,266 CNY 1 CNY = 0,108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,797 GBP 1 GBP = 1,255 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,233 AUD 1 AUD = 0,811 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,279 CAD 1 CAD = 0,782 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,052 CHF 1 CHF = 0,951 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,547 AUD 1 AUD = 0,646 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,606 CAD 1 CAD = 0,623 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,319 CHF 1 CHF = 0,758 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,461 CNY 1 CNY = 0,096 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1,037 CAD 1 CAD = 0,964 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,852 CHF 1 CHF = 1,173 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,760 CNY 1 CNY = 0,148 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,821 CHF 1 CHF = 1,218 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,510 CNY 1 CNY = 0,154 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 7,924 CNY 1 CNY = 0,126 CHF

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