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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 14.58 15.04 13.82 14.40 170M
General Electric GE 9.28 9.75 9.01 9.10 155M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 23.36 24.18 22.80 23.05 125M
Microsoft MSFT 17.05 17.08 16.42 16.42 83.2M
Pfizer PFE 13.21 13.37 12.68 12.70 74.1M
Intel INTC 13.31 13.60 12.66 12.71 69M
Cisco Systems CSCO 15.05 15.21 14.49 14.49 51M
Comcast CMCSA 14.03 14.20 13.34 13.34 46M
AT&T Inc. T 24.05 24.41 23.83 24.09 41.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 71.77 73.48 70.87 70.95 37.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 16.37 16.37 15.78 15.78 36.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 23.26 23.34 19.51 20.07 34.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.08 54.09 50.54 50.58 27.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49.53 49.64 48.14 48.25 23.2M
Home Depot HD 20.55 20.89 20.33 20.64 22.7M
Apple AAPL 92.00 92.92 88.96 89.19 22.5M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 54.49 54.49 52.30 52.44 21.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 30.36 31.09 30.08 30.24 21.3M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.70 20.84 19.39 19.40 20.9M
Merck MRK 28.17 28.17 26.03 26.04 19.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 39.06 39.99 38.35 38.45 19M
Amgen AMGN 56.56 56.60 51.20 51.23 18.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 28.84 29.07 28.23 28.48 18.2M
International Business Machines IBM 87.00 90.20 86.33 88.97 17.4M
Chevron CVX 64.36 65.29 62.93 63.17 15.7M
Procter & Gamble PG 50.10 50.20 48.90 48.97 13.6M
Schlumberger SLB 37.99 39.84 37.93 38.17 13.5M
Altria MO 15.58 15.75 15.11 15.12 13.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 17.54 17.60 16.84 16.86 12.6M
Gilead Sciences GILD 49.51 49.92 47.00 47.07 12.3M
Alphabet GOOGL 345.98 352.49 337.16 337.18 11.2M
Coca-Cola KO 42.77 42.77 41.01 41.07 10.7M
McDonald's MCD 54.59 54.69 52.06 52.20 10.2M
Visa V 56.25 56.66 54.79 56.06 8.98M
Boeing BA 34.50 34.62 32.64 32.71 8.77M
United Technologies UTX 41.75 42.08 41.01 41.10 7.87M
Pepsico PEP 51.13 51.36 49.33 49.42 7.45M
Amazon AMZN 64.12 64.73 62.34 62.34 7.28M
Union Pacific UNP 39.05 39.10 37.28 37.43 6.72M
3M MMM 47.21 47.47 46.29 46.33 6.43M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2565.00 2627.00 2528.00 2564.00 42.5K
Exchange Rates of February 26, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 98.470 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.253 CAD 1 CAD = 0.798 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.164 CHF 1 CHF = 0.859 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.837 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 125.460 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.890 GBP 1 GBP = 1.124 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.967 AUD 1 AUD = 0.508 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.596 CAD 1 CAD = 0.626 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.483 CHF 1 CHF = 0.674 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.713 CNY 1 CNY = 0.115 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.709 GBP 1 GBP = 1.411 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.569 AUD 1 AUD = 0.638 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.272 CAD 1 CAD = 0.786 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.182 CHF 1 CHF = 0.846 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.210 AUD 1 AUD = 0.452 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.794 CAD 1 CAD = 0.557 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.666 CHF 1 CHF = 0.600 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.811 CAD 1 CAD = 1.233 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.754 CHF 1 CHF = 1.327 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.432 CNY 1 CNY = 0.226 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.928 CHF 1 CHF = 1.077 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5.872 CNY 1 CNY = 0.170 CHF

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