Financial news on August 27, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Big Gain in July for New-Home Sales

The surge of nearly 10 percent from a month earlier is another sign that the housing market is turning around. Read more..

By JACK HEALY - The New York Times

Tools for Twitter

Twitter has published the specs for accessing its service so that outsiders can write their own Twitter programs — and create Web sites that access the stream of posts and add all kinds of features. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Tuning Up a Second-Hand PC

This Windows computer I inherited sounds like an air-conditioner running constantly, and can take several minutes to go from page to page. How can I speed it up? Read more..

By J.D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE14,1014,2513,9514,1963.8M
IntelINTC19,3519,5319,1619,4751.4M
MicrosoftMSFT24,4124,7824,3024,6945.5M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC27,5527,8527,3627,7435.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO21,6721,9121,4721,8830.3M
PfizerPFE16,6616,9316,6016,8630.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43,0543,6342,5443,4529M
ComcastCMCSA15,1015,6314,9715,5526.2M
ExxonMobilXOM71,0771,1769,9970,8621.4M
AltriaMO18,2218,2818,0018,2720.9M
AT&T Inc.T26,6726,6726,2026,4220.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22,1622,2121,7822,1620M
ConocoPhillipsCOP45,4945,8844,5745,7319.7M
BoeingBA51,3752,3851,0051,8217.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT51,6551,7551,1251,2417.2M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT46,1746,6645,9146,6116.3M
AppleAAPL168,75169,57164,83169,4516M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31,6231,6230,9431,0515M
HP Inc.HPQ44,4344,8844,1944,8115M
Home DepotHD27,6027,6927,2027,5513.4M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60,5760,7359,9560,4911M
Procter & GamblePG53,3053,4152,7053,0610.4M
MerckMRK32,6033,0032,2132,879.83M
SchlumbergerSLB56,5257,3055,2556,909.38M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS27,1027,1126,5127,019.04M
McDonald'sMCD57,0657,1856,5956,668.46M
ChevronCVX70,7171,2269,5471,008.32M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22,8122,8822,6422,788.05M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH28,8229,2128,5228,947.78M
Coca-ColaKO49,1849,6448,7649,446.94M
AmgenAMGN60,8561,1860,0060,256.1M
PepsicoPEP57,5958,1057,5057,765.85M
Gilead SciencesGILD46,0146,1645,2545,825.59M
VisaV69,6870,2569,2869,715.15M
International Business MachinesIBM118,73119,59117,85119,434.36M
United TechnologiesUTX59,6260,4459,5360,014.08M
3MMMM71,4871,8470,4671,634.08M
AmazonAMZN84,0184,8583,1484,314M
AlphabetGOOGL468,58468,58460,73466,063.99M
Union PacificUNP60,0760,9259,1060,562.63M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3300,003300,003235,503288,0027K
Exchange Rates of August 27, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 93,430 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,088 CAD1 CAD = 0,920 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,059 CHF1 CHF = 0,945 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,832 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 134,040 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,882 GBP1 GBP = 1,134 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,710 AUD1 AUD = 0,585 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,560 CAD1 CAD = 0,641 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,519 CHF1 CHF = 0,658 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,801 CNY1 CNY = 0,102 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,658 GBP1 GBP = 1,521 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,275 AUD1 AUD = 0,784 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,164 CAD1 CAD = 0,859 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,133 CHF1 CHF = 0,883 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,940 AUD1 AUD = 0,516 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,769 CAD1 CAD = 0,565 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,722 CHF1 CHF = 0,581 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11,105 CNY1 CNY = 0,090 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,912 CAD1 CAD = 1,097 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,888 CHF1 CHF = 1,127 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5,729 CNY1 CNY = 0,175 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,973 CHF1 CHF = 1,028 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,281 CNY1 CNY = 0,159 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,450 CNY1 CNY = 0,155 CHF

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