Financial news on March 26, 2010

Business and Financial news
1 Across: Nightclub in the Trump Taj

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By PATRICK MERRELL - The New York Times

A Bold U.S. Plan to Help Struggling Homeowners

The new measures are aimed not only at the households that are behind on their mortgages but at the 11 million that simply owe more on their homes than they are worth. Read more..

By DAVID STREITFELD - The New York Times

Bernanke Hints at Timing of Exit Strategy

The Federal Reserve chairman hinted the central bank might sell part of its large portfolio of mortgage-backed securities when the time comes to start tightening credit. Read more..

By SEWELL CHAN - The New York Times

China Officials Wrestle Publicly Over Currency

Leaders are engaged in a bitter struggle over whether to allow the renminbi to rise against the dollar or to escalate a war of words with the U.S. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

E.C.B. Signals Policy Shift That Could Benefit Greece

The European Central Bank said it would hold off tightening lending rules until 2011, a move that appeared to be designed to help Greek banks and send a signal to European leaders as they discuss aid. Read more..

By MATTHEW SALTMARSH - International Herald Tribune

Households Facing Foreclosure Rose in 4th Quarter

Households that are at least 90 days delinquent on their mortgage payment now number at least 1.6 million, a new report says. Read more..

By DAVID STREITFELD - The New York Times

More Doctors Giving Up Private Practices

The delivery of medical care is changing as more young physicians take jobs with heath systems. Read more..

By GARDINER HARRIS - The New York Times

Portable Real Estate Listings — but With a Difference

As the use of mobile phone applications for real estate searches continues to develop, agencies find that augmented reality technology can add some pizzazz to the search. Read more..

By R. SCOTT MACINTOSH - International Herald Tribune

S.E.C. Plans to Review Derivatives Used in Funds

The agency is seeking to ensure that the risks of derivatives are being fully disclosed to investors. Read more..

By EDWARD WYATT - The New York Times

Shelby Criticizes Reform Bill, Saying It Won’t End ‘Too Big to Fail’ Problem

The Republican leader’s letter to the Treasury suggested the line his party would pursue when the Senate takes up the bill. Read more..

By SEWELL CHAN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 18.32 18.63 18.18 18.34 84.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 25.70 26.00 25.37 25.69 58.6M
Microsoft MSFT 30.09 30.20 29.59 29.66 55.6M
Pfizer PFE 17.36 17.38 17.10 17.14 54.2M
Intel INTC 22.43 22.59 22.07 22.24 45.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45.04 45.89 44.80 45.02 39.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.44 26.75 26.34 26.47 37.5M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 31.21 31.77 31.00 31.22 36.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 66.44 66.88 66.17 66.54 30.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.70 53.78 52.44 52.90 25M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.89 35.60 34.85 35.31 22.9M
Apple AAPL 228.95 231.95 228.55 230.90 22.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 51.79 51.81 50.66 51.02 19.7M
AT&T Inc. T 26.17 26.50 26.11 26.24 18.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 53.58 53.69 53.24 53.42 14.2M
Merck MRK 37.82 37.94 37.35 37.43 13.5M
Comcast CMCSA 18.51 18.75 18.26 18.34 13.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 30.36 30.45 30.17 30.37 12.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 26.81 26.86 26.66 26.69 12.4M
Home Depot HD 32.67 32.98 32.63 32.75 12.3M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.23 46.35 44.98 45.34 11.9M
Schlumberger SLB 61.12 61.99 61.10 61.67 11.6M
Altria MO 20.53 20.59 20.37 20.42 11M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.68 63.93 63.40 63.69 10.6M
Chevron CVX 74.00 74.88 73.82 74.43 10.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 55.61 55.96 55.47 55.51 9.95M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.68 64.72 64.33 64.38 9.45M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 33.10 33.27 32.60 32.63 8.75M
Coca-Cola KO 54.79 54.97 54.50 54.65 8.14M
Amazon AMZN 134.90 136.99 133.76 135.06 6.57M
McDonald's MCD 67.09 67.45 66.93 67.26 5.98M
Amgen AMGN 59.34 59.92 59.00 59.41 5.63M
International Business Machines IBM 128.93 129.78 128.72 129.26 5.55M
Alphabet GOOGL 565.27 567.39 560.02 562.69 5.39M
Pepsico PEP 66.64 66.81 66.34 66.59 5.31M
Boeing BA 72.66 72.99 72.35 72.59 4.93M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 81.68 82.15 80.95 81.30 4.82M
United Technologies UTX 73.46 74.07 73.46 73.62 4.79M
3M MMM 81.10 81.36 80.75 81.00 3.82M
Visa V 90.73 91.25 89.65 90.25 3.38M
Union Pacific UNP 72.74 72.98 72.08 72.66 3.04M
Exchange Rates of March 26, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 92.520 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.026 CAD 1 CAD = 0.974 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.065 CHF 1 CHF = 0.939 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.828 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 124.040 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.899 GBP 1 GBP = 1.112 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.483 AUD 1 AUD = 0.674 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.376 CAD 1 CAD = 0.727 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.428 CHF 1 CHF = 0.700 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.155 CNY 1 CNY = 0.109 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.725 GBP 1 GBP = 1.379 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.195 AUD 1 AUD = 0.837 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.109 CAD 1 CAD = 0.902 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.151 CHF 1 CHF = 0.869 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.648 AUD 1 AUD = 0.607 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.529 CAD 1 CAD = 0.654 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.587 CHF 1 CHF = 0.630 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.163 CNY 1 CNY = 0.098 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.928 CAD 1 CAD = 1.078 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.963 CHF 1 CHF = 1.039 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.173 CNY 1 CNY = 0.162 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.035 CHF 1 CHF = 0.967 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.651 CNY 1 CNY = 0.150 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.407 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 CHF

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