Financial news on March 26, 2010

Business and Financial news
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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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE18.3218.6318.1818.3484.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL25.7026.0025.3725.6958.6M
MicrosoftMSFT30.0930.2029.5929.6655.6M
PfizerPFE17.3617.3817.1017.1454.2M
IntelINTC22.4322.5922.0722.2445.7M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45.0445.8944.8045.0239.7M
Cisco SystemsCSCO26.4426.7526.3426.4737.5M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC31.2131.7731.0031.2236.1M
ExxonMobilXOM66.4466.8866.1766.5430.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53.7053.7852.4452.9025M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.8935.6034.8535.3122.9M
AppleAAPL228.95231.95228.55230.9022.9M
ConocoPhillipsCOP51.7951.8150.6651.0219.7M
AT&T Inc.T26.1726.5026.1126.2418.1M
HP Inc.HPQ53.5853.6953.2453.4214.2M
MerckMRK37.8237.9437.3537.4313.5M
ComcastCMCSA18.5118.7518.2618.3413.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30.3630.4530.1730.3712.9M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY26.8126.8626.6626.6912.4M
Home DepotHD32.6732.9832.6332.7512.3M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.2346.3544.9845.3411.9M
SchlumbergerSLB61.1261.9961.1061.6711.6M
AltriaMO20.5320.5920.3720.4211M
Procter & GamblePG63.6863.9363.4063.6910.6M
ChevronCVX74.0074.8873.8274.4310.4M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT55.6155.9655.4755.519.95M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64.6864.7264.3364.389.45M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH33.1033.2732.6032.638.75M
Coca-ColaKO54.7954.9754.5054.658.14M
AmazonAMZN134.90136.99133.76135.066.57M
McDonald'sMCD67.0967.4566.9367.265.98M
AmgenAMGN59.3459.9259.0059.415.63M
International Business MachinesIBM128.93129.78128.72129.265.55M
AlphabetGOOGL565.27567.39560.02562.695.39M
PepsicoPEP66.6466.8166.3466.595.31M
BoeingBA72.6672.9972.3572.594.93M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B81.6882.1580.9581.304.82M
United TechnologiesUTX73.4674.0773.4673.624.79M
3MMMM81.1081.3680.7581.003.82M
VisaV90.7391.2589.6590.253.38M
Union PacificUNP72.7472.9872.0872.663.04M
Exchange Rates of March 26, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 92.520 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.026 CAD1 CAD = 0.974 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.065 CHF1 CHF = 0.939 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.828 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 124.040 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.899 GBP1 GBP = 1.112 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.483 AUD1 AUD = 0.674 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.376 CAD1 CAD = 0.727 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.428 CHF1 CHF = 0.700 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.155 CNY1 CNY = 0.109 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.725 GBP1 GBP = 1.379 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.195 AUD1 AUD = 0.837 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.109 CAD1 CAD = 0.902 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.151 CHF1 CHF = 0.869 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.648 AUD1 AUD = 0.607 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.529 CAD1 CAD = 0.654 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.587 CHF1 CHF = 0.630 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.163 CNY1 CNY = 0.098 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.928 CAD1 CAD = 1.078 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.963 CHF1 CHF = 1.039 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.173 CNY1 CNY = 0.162 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.035 CHF1 CHF = 0.967 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.651 CNY1 CNY = 0.150 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.407 CNY1 CNY = 0.156 CHF

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