Financial news on November 26, 2010

Business and Financial news
Europeans Striving to Calm Nerves in Markets

Officials scrambled to speed measures aimed at easing the fears of nervous lenders as borrowing costs in the euro zone’s frailer countries flirted with new highs. Read more..

By RAPHAEL MINDER - The New York Times

Family’s Fall From Affluence Is Swift and Hard

A $14 million windfall was lost to extravagant spending and the recession in little more than a decade. Read more..

By GERALDINE FABRIKANT - The New York Times

For Retailers, Black Friday Expectations Are High

Analysts say discounts and eager shoppers could result in the beginning of a strong holiday season for retailers. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

German Banks Reported Still to Be Taking Risks

The country’s banks have benefited from a strong domestic economy, the Bundesbank said, but many are still vulnerable to a rise in interest rates. Read more..

By JACK EWING - The New York Times

Germany Makes Gain on Bailouts

Germany seemed to win qualified support from France in its effort to make private investors pick up part of the tab. Read more..

By STEPHEN CASTLE and MATTHEW SALTMARSH - The New York Times

Inquiry Into Sell-Off of Taseko in Canada

A Canadian securities regulator said it was investigating whether leaked information about a governmental review led to a sell-off of a mining company’s stock. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Looking to Make Even Prosaic Food a Little More Festive

Food advertising has increased even more than usual this holiday season as marketers redouble their efforts to reach cash-short consumers. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Making Use of Tiny Outdoor Spaces

Theodore Jennings is turning Tokyo balconies into leisure spots. Read more..

By LIZA FOREMAN - International Herald Tribune

Morning Take-Out

Private equity’s love for China| Where’s Greg Coffey?| Nassim Taleb sees the future Read more..

By CHRIS V. NICHOLSON - The New York Times

Rescuing a Cubist Icon With French Couture Roots

The Villa Poirt, outside Paris, survived a series of owners but needed millions in renovation. Read more..

By JEAN RAFFERTY - International Herald Tribune

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 19.49 19.72 19.41 19.49 26.3M
Microsoft MSFT 25.21 25.41 25.17 25.25 21.4M
Intel INTC 21.24 21.43 21.10 21.34 19.1M
General Electric GE 15.78 15.88 15.75 15.80 17.4M
Pfizer PFE 16.57 16.62 16.46 16.49 16.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 27.58 27.62 27.34 27.49 12.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 37.71 37.98 37.50 37.50 12.8M
General Motors GM 33.41 33.81 33.21 33.80 12.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 43.06 43.40 43.03 43.20 9.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26.92 27.15 26.65 26.65 9.24M
Apple AAPL 313.74 317.70 312.94 315.00 8.49M
AT&T Inc. T 28.00 28.09 27.90 27.93 7.98M
ExxonMobil XOM 69.30 69.43 68.90 69.23 7.32M
Merck MRK 34.52 34.89 34.50 34.79 7.11M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47.02 47.02 46.76 46.80 6.33M
Verizon Communications VZ 32.18 32.31 32.10 32.21 6.08M
Altria MO 24.35 24.49 24.32 24.36 5.12M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62.50 62.57 62.14 62.30 4.64M
Coca-Cola KO 64.12 64.37 64.00 64.11 4.51M
Amazon AMZN 177.36 178.38 176.16 177.20 4.27M
Home Depot HD 30.92 31.16 30.85 31.00 4.18M
Comcast CMCSA 20.24 20.45 20.09 20.22 4.17M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53.69 53.93 53.57 53.74 4.16M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.28 62.50 62.03 62.13 3.92M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 36.51 36.93 36.43 36.70 3.49M
ConocoPhillips COP 60.97 61.37 60.65 60.81 3.37M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 35.76 36.27 35.74 35.88 2.97M
Chevron CVX 82.44 82.57 81.79 82.05 2.79M
Schlumberger SLB 76.13 77.35 75.98 75.98 2.77M
Gilead Sciences GILD 37.40 37.53 37.10 37.10 2.75M
Alphabet GOOGL 590.46 592.98 587.00 590.00 2.62M
McDonald's MCD 79.24 79.27 78.54 78.54 2.58M
Pepsico PEP 64.33 64.34 63.87 63.90 2.39M
Boeing BA 65.09 65.46 64.67 64.80 2.28M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.55 25.65 25.55 25.55 2.15M
International Business Machines IBM 145.30 145.30 143.57 143.90 2.08M
United Technologies UTX 75.61 75.68 75.20 75.28 1.96M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 79.41 79.86 79.40 79.76 1.85M
Amgen AMGN 53.53 53.90 53.37 53.56 1.76M
3M MMM 84.46 85.07 83.92 84.40 1.66M
Visa V 75.30 75.79 75.23 75.48 1.09M
Union Pacific UNP 89.64 90.79 89.64 90.10 982K
Exchange Rates of November 26, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 84.090 JPY 1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.021 CAD 1 CAD = 0.980 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.003 CHF 1 CHF = 0.997 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.668 CNY 1 CNY = 0.150 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 111.350 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.849 GBP 1 GBP = 1.178 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.373 AUD 1 AUD = 0.728 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.352 CAD 1 CAD = 0.740 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.328 CHF 1 CHF = 0.753 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.838 CNY 1 CNY = 0.113 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.762 GBP 1 GBP = 1.312 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.232 AUD 1 AUD = 0.812 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.214 CAD 1 CAD = 0.824 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.192 CHF 1 CHF = 0.839 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.616 AUD 1 AUD = 0.619 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.592 CAD 1 CAD = 0.628 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.563 CHF 1 CHF = 0.640 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.391 CNY 1 CNY = 0.096 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.985 CAD 1 CAD = 1.016 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.967 CHF 1 CHF = 1.034 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.434 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.980 CHF 1 CHF = 1.020 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.541 CNY 1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.653 CNY 1 CNY = 0.150 CHF

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