Financial news on February 26, 2009

Business and Financial news
Effort to Regulate Salt Angers German Bakers

What the European Union calls a health rule is seen in Germany as an assault on brown bread and pretzels. Read more..

By JUDY DEMPSEY - The New York Times

Preparing for a Flood of Energy Efficiency Spending

Experts worry that cities aren’t ready to oversee the energy-efficiency money coming their way. Read more..

By KATE GALBRAITH - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC14.5815.0413.8214.40170M
General ElectricGE9.289.759.019.10155M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM23.3624.1822.8023.05125M
MicrosoftMSFT17.0517.0816.4216.4283.2M
PfizerPFE13.2113.3712.6812.7074.1M
IntelINTC13.3113.6012.6612.7169M
Cisco SystemsCSCO15.0515.2114.4914.4951M
ComcastCMCSA14.0314.2013.3413.3446M
AT&T Inc.T24.0524.4123.8324.0941.7M
ExxonMobilXOM71.7773.4870.8770.9537.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL16.3716.3715.7815.7836.2M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH23.2623.3419.5120.0734.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54.0854.0950.5450.5827.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT49.5349.6448.1448.2523.2M
Home DepotHD20.5520.8920.3320.6422.7M
AppleAAPL92.0092.9288.9689.1922.5M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ54.4954.4952.3052.4421.3M
HP Inc.HPQ30.3631.0930.0830.2421.3M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY20.7020.8419.3919.4020.9M
MerckMRK28.1728.1726.0326.0419.9M
ConocoPhillipsCOP39.0639.9938.3538.4519M
AmgenAMGN56.5656.6051.2051.2318.6M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ28.8429.0728.2328.4818.2M
International Business MachinesIBM87.0090.2086.3388.9717.4M
ChevronCVX64.3665.2962.9363.1715.7M
Procter & GamblePG50.1050.2048.9048.9713.6M
SchlumbergerSLB37.9939.8437.9338.1713.5M
AltriaMO15.5815.7515.1115.1213.1M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS17.5417.6016.8416.8612.6M
Gilead SciencesGILD49.5149.9247.0047.0712.3M
AlphabetGOOGL345.98352.49337.16337.1811.2M
Coca-ColaKO42.7742.7741.0141.0710.7M
McDonald'sMCD54.5954.6952.0652.2010.2M
VisaV56.2556.6654.7956.068.98M
BoeingBA34.5034.6232.6432.718.77M
United TechnologiesUTX41.7542.0841.0141.107.87M
PepsicoPEP51.1351.3649.3349.427.45M
AmazonAMZN64.1264.7362.3462.347.28M
Union PacificUNP39.0539.1037.2837.436.72M
3MMMM47.2147.4746.2946.336.43M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2565.002627.002528.002564.0042.5K
Exchange Rates of February 26, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 98.470 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.253 CAD1 CAD = 0.798 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.164 CHF1 CHF = 0.859 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.837 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 125.460 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.890 GBP1 GBP = 1.124 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.967 AUD1 AUD = 0.508 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.596 CAD1 CAD = 0.626 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.483 CHF1 CHF = 0.674 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.713 CNY1 CNY = 0.115 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.709 GBP1 GBP = 1.411 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.569 AUD1 AUD = 0.638 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.272 CAD1 CAD = 0.786 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.182 CHF1 CHF = 0.846 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.210 AUD1 AUD = 0.452 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.794 CAD1 CAD = 0.557 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.666 CHF1 CHF = 0.600 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.811 CAD1 CAD = 1.233 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.754 CHF1 CHF = 1.327 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.432 CNY1 CNY = 0.226 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.928 CHF1 CHF = 1.077 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 5.872 CNY1 CNY = 0.170 CHF

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