Financial news on November 26th, 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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO19.4919.7219.4119.4926.3M
MicrosoftMSFT25.2125.4125.1725.2521.4M
IntelINTC21.2421.4321.1021.3419.1M
General ElectricGE15.7815.8815.7515.8017.4M
PfizerPFE16.5716.6216.4616.4916.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL27.5827.6227.3427.4912.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM37.7137.9837.5037.5012.8M
General MotorsGM33.4133.8133.2133.8012.3M
HP Inc.HPQ43.0643.4043.0343.209.9M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC26.9227.1526.6526.659.24M
AppleAAPL313.74317.70312.94315.008.49M
AT&T Inc.T28.0028.0927.9027.937.98M
ExxonMobilXOM69.3069.4368.9069.237.32M
MerckMRK34.5234.8934.5034.797.11M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT47.0247.0246.7646.806.33M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ32.1832.3132.1032.216.08M
AltriaMO24.3524.4924.3224.365.12M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ62.5062.5762.1462.304.64M
Coca-ColaKO64.1264.3764.0064.114.51M
AmazonAMZN177.36178.38176.16177.204.27M
Home DepotHD30.9231.1630.8531.004.18M
ComcastCMCSA20.2420.4520.0920.224.17M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53.6953.9353.5753.744.16M
Procter & GamblePG62.2862.5062.0362.133.92M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS36.5136.9336.4336.703.49M
ConocoPhillipsCOP60.9761.3760.6560.813.37M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH35.7636.2735.7435.882.97M
ChevronCVX82.4482.5781.7982.052.79M
SchlumbergerSLB76.1377.3575.9875.982.77M
Gilead SciencesGILD37.4037.5337.1037.102.75M
AlphabetGOOGL590.46592.98587.00590.002.62M
McDonald'sMCD79.2479.2778.5478.542.58M
PepsicoPEP64.3364.3463.8763.902.39M
BoeingBA65.0965.4664.6764.802.28M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.5525.6525.5525.552.15M
International Business MachinesIBM145.30145.30143.57143.902.08M
United TechnologiesUTX75.6175.6875.2075.281.96M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B79.4179.8679.4079.761.85M
AmgenAMGN53.5353.9053.3753.561.76M
3MMMM84.4685.0783.9284.401.66M
VisaV75.3075.7975.2375.481.09M
Union PacificUNP89.6490.7989.6490.10982K
Exchange Rates of November 26th, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 84.090 JPY1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.021 CAD1 CAD = 0.980 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.003 CHF1 CHF = 0.997 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.668 CNY1 CNY = 0.150 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 111.350 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.849 GBP1 GBP = 1.178 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.373 AUD1 AUD = 0.728 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.352 CAD1 CAD = 0.740 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.328 CHF1 CHF = 0.753 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.838 CNY1 CNY = 0.113 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.762 GBP1 GBP = 1.312 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.232 AUD1 AUD = 0.812 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.214 CAD1 CAD = 0.824 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.192 CHF1 CHF = 0.839 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.616 AUD1 AUD = 0.619 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.592 CAD1 CAD = 0.628 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.563 CHF1 CHF = 0.640 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.391 CNY1 CNY = 0.096 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.985 CAD1 CAD = 1.016 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.967 CHF1 CHF = 1.034 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.434 CNY1 CNY = 0.155 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.980 CHF1 CHF = 1.020 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.541 CNY1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.653 CNY1 CNY = 0.150 CHF

See what else happened on November 26th, 2010