Financial news on January 26, 2010

Business and Financial news
An Investigator Presses to Uncover Bailout Abuse

Neil M. Barofsky is shaking up Capitol Hill as he quietly pieces together the most complete historical record of the bailout. His reports are careful but not cautious, challenging some of the most powerful people in Washington and Wall Street. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Bankers Return to Davos With a Bit Less Swagger

As they gather for the World Economic Forum, bankers face increased calls for tighter regulation. Read more..

By JACK EWING - The New York Times

British Airways Is Training Employees as Fill-Ins if Attendants Strike

As cabin crews vote on whether to begin a strike, the airline has started training employee volunteers to take their place if the union decides to walk out. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

E-Mail Saves Time, but Being There Says More

E-mail and videoconferencing are widely used, but experts say bad news should be told in person. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

It’s Time to Agree on Higher Rates

A new Great Depression has been avoided, but it is time for the world’s political and business leaders to build a consensus for higher interest rates. Read more..

By EDWARD HADAS - The New York Times

Liberty Global Sells Stake in Japanese Company

Liberty Global said Monday that it would sell its stake in Jupiter Telecommunications of Japan to KDDI Corporation, a Japanese wireless operator, for $4 billion. Read more..

By CHRIS V. NICHOLSON - International Herald Tribune

Seeking a Place at Airports

Many new airlines struggle to get access to runway slots and terminal gates at some of the nation’s biggest and busiest airports. Read more..

By SUSAN STELLIN - The New York Times

Still Needed: A Sheriff of Finance

Efforts to rein in the world financial system will be no better than parochial without a global authority. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN - The New York Times

Wind Power Grows 39% for the Year

The growth was spurred by a federal stimulus package, but the advance could slow this year as the effects of the 2009 recession kick in. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

With Apple Tablet, Print Media Hope for a Payday

Apple is expected to market its tablet computer not just as a way to read news and books, but also as a way for companies to charge for content. Read more..

By BRAD STONE and STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 16.33 16.70 16.26 16.35 78M
Apple AAPL 205.95 213.71 202.58 205.94 66.7M
Microsoft MSFT 29.20 29.85 29.09 29.50 66.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27.45 28.35 26.92 26.99 66.6M
Intel INTC 20.18 20.38 19.95 20.00 65.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22.80 23.20 22.64 22.90 55.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 39.00 39.84 38.28 38.44 53M
Pfizer PFE 18.72 18.90 18.63 18.78 43.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 30.40 30.53 29.75 30.17 37.8M
AT&T Inc. T 25.40 25.51 25.06 25.33 34.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 65.64 66.74 65.50 65.92 34.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 23.93 24.13 23.70 23.88 28.7M
Comcast CMCSA 15.91 16.05 15.58 15.70 21.3M
Merck MRK 38.50 38.95 38.16 38.58 19.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 50.10 50.50 49.58 49.74 15.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62.64 63.01 62.22 62.79 15.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 52.82 53.86 52.73 53.61 15.6M
Amgen AMGN 56.20 56.87 55.70 56.58 14.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 50.33 51.02 49.96 50.43 14.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.57 54.67 54.26 54.48 13.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.27 24.37 23.50 24.30 13.5M
Home Depot HD 27.50 27.95 27.50 27.73 13.3M
Altria MO 19.75 20.05 19.75 19.96 13.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 60.17 60.95 60.00 60.69 13.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.80 29.94 29.32 29.66 11.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 32.51 32.91 32.44 32.44 11.1M
Chevron CVX 74.08 74.88 73.70 74.15 10.6M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45.59 45.60 44.69 44.87 10.4M
Amazon AMZN 120.56 122.98 119.06 119.48 9.56M
McDonald's MCD 62.75 64.00 62.75 63.81 9.29M
Schlumberger SLB 65.25 67.75 64.77 65.75 9.11M
Alphabet GOOGL 537.97 549.60 536.29 542.42 8.7M
Coca-Cola KO 54.07 54.50 53.87 54.14 7.76M
International Business Machines IBM 125.92 127.75 125.41 125.75 7.14M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 69.33 69.68 67.87 68.00 5.23M
Pepsico PEP 60.10 60.53 59.82 60.25 5M
United Technologies UTX 68.00 68.86 67.80 68.47 5M
Boeing BA 57.54 58.50 57.23 57.71 4.55M
Union Pacific UNP 63.45 64.50 62.90 64.20 3.32M
3M MMM 81.46 82.73 81.04 81.63 3.14M
Visa V 81.35 82.54 80.99 81.15 3.11M
Exchange Rates of January 26, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89.630 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.063 CAD 1 CAD = 0.941 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.046 CHF 1 CHF = 0.956 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.827 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 126.140 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.872 GBP 1 GBP = 1.147 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.566 AUD 1 AUD = 0.638 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.496 CAD 1 CAD = 0.669 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.472 CHF 1 CHF = 0.679 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.609 CNY 1 CNY = 0.104 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.691 GBP 1 GBP = 1.448 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.241 AUD 1 AUD = 0.806 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.185 CAD 1 CAD = 0.844 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.167 CHF 1 CHF = 0.857 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.796 AUD 1 AUD = 0.557 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.715 CAD 1 CAD = 0.583 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.689 CHF 1 CHF = 0.592 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.011 CNY 1 CNY = 0.091 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.955 CAD 1 CAD = 1.048 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.940 CHF 1 CHF = 1.064 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.137 CNY 1 CNY = 0.163 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.984 CHF 1 CHF = 1.016 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.424 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.525 CNY 1 CNY = 0.153 CHF

See what else happened on January 26, 2010