Financial news on March 26, 2009

Business and Financial news
Assets Frozen for Brother of Madoff

The trustee already handling the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff’s New York brokerage business has been given control of his stake in his London operation. Read more..

By DIANA B. HENRIQUES - The New York Times

China's Tunnel Vision

Municipal governments across China have seized upon subways in the last few years as a way to stimulate a slowing economy and address gridlock on the roads and heavily polluted air. Read more..

Shayla Harris - The New York Times

Doctors Raise Doubts on Digital Health Data

A federal study found digital records in only 9 percent of hospitals, and two experts say that financing the current system would be counterproductive. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

Improved E-Mail Service From a Dedicated Device

The new Peek Pronto, $80, now includes unlimited text messaging with push e-mail support. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Keeping Tweets a Private Matter

People I don’t know are following me on Twitter. How are they finding me? Read more..

By J.D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Online Age Quiz Is a Window for Drug Makers

Takers of the popular online RealAge test are handing out valuable data to drug companies. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

There’s Safety in Military Contracts

It’s not easy to break in, but the Defense Department awards $55 billion of its contracts to small businesses, and the Obama stimulus plan will make even more money available. Read more..

By KATE MURPHY - The New York Times

Unexpected Increase in Factory Orders

The increase, the first in six months, follows other “bad but not terrible” reports that are boosting some investors. Read more..

By JACK HEALY - The New York Times

Weak Demand at Treasury Auction Gives Wall Street Pause

Stocks lost ground but recovered after a weak auction of government debt stirred worries about how easily Washington will be able to raise money to fund its economic rescue program. Read more..

By JACK HEALY - The New York Times

What’s in a Name? Dell Hopes It’s Love

A luxury-branded netbook is thin, powerful and has plenty of features. Read more..

By AZADEH ENSHA - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 16,85 16,90 15,47 15,95 163M
General Electric GE 10,85 11,00 10,65 10,90 160M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 29,05 29,60 27,65 29,10 134M
Intel INTC 15,23 15,89 15,18 15,82 77.6M
Microsoft MSFT 18,17 18,88 18,12 18,83 63.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 16,80 17,39 16,76 17,31 58M
Pfizer PFE 14,28 14,62 14,20 14,38 55.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 70,68 71,49 69,82 71,23 37.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 31,79 33,32 31,59 33,20 35.4M
AT&T Inc. T 26,38 26,57 25,60 26,35 35.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 46,44 46,46 44,75 46,45 34.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18,25 18,68 18,18 18,68 34.2M
Home Depot HD 23,81 24,36 23,53 24,14 28.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 52,06 53,00 51,95 52,76 25M
Comcast CMCSA 14,00 14,59 13,94 14,55 24.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 30,44 30,57 29,44 30,54 24.2M
Apple AAPL 107,83 109,98 107,58 109,87 22M
Altria MO 17,35 17,39 16,84 17,21 19.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 40,50 40,66 39,66 40,31 18M
Procter & Gamble PG 48,27 48,82 47,51 48,76 16.3M
Chevron CVX 70,59 70,92 69,16 70,17 15.9M
Merck MRK 27,77 27,81 27,08 27,58 15.8M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 18,68 19,14 18,40 19,06 15.6M
Visa V 53,38 55,79 52,52 55,50 14.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 53,08 53,70 52,25 52,90 14.6M
Coca-Cola KO 44,95 45,00 43,82 44,85 13.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21,13 21,31 20,76 21,09 13.9M
Schlumberger SLB 46,35 46,97 44,97 45,54 13.7M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 21,17 21,80 20,87 21,62 12.7M
Alphabet GOOGL 353,13 359,16 348,50 353,29 12M
International Business Machines IBM 98,47 99,20 97,75 98,78 11.4M
McDonald's MCD 55,49 56,09 54,78 56,06 11.1M
Gilead Sciences GILD 44,22 44,62 43,17 43,94 10.1M
Boeing BA 37,32 38,68 36,91 38,66 9.54M
United Technologies UTX 43,80 45,59 43,56 45,47 9.18M
Union Pacific UNP 41,22 44,63 41,01 44,48 8.7M
Amgen AMGN 50,06 51,64 49,96 51,47 8.55M
3M MMM 49,35 51,13 49,03 51,03 7.3M
Pepsico PEP 52,97 53,20 52,00 53,16 7.12M
Amazon AMZN 73,47 74,98 72,64 73,69 6.66M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2910,00 2980,00 2870,00 2958,00 37.1K
Exchange Rates of March 26, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 98,830 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,229 CAD 1 CAD = 0,814 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,127 CHF 1 CHF = 0,887 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,833 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 133,670 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,935 GBP 1 GBP = 1,069 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,925 AUD 1 AUD = 0,519 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,662 CAD 1 CAD = 0,602 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,525 CHF 1 CHF = 0,656 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,238 CNY 1 CNY = 0,108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,699 GBP 1 GBP = 1,430 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,439 AUD 1 AUD = 0,695 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,243 CAD 1 CAD = 0,805 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,140 CHF 1 CHF = 0,877 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,058 AUD 1 AUD = 0,486 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,777 CAD 1 CAD = 0,563 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,630 CHF 1 CHF = 0,613 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9,864 CNY 1 CNY = 0,101 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,863 CAD 1 CAD = 1,159 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,791 CHF 1 CHF = 1,264 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,917 CHF 1 CHF = 1,090 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,559 CNY 1 CNY = 0,180 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,059 CNY 1 CNY = 0,165 CHF

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