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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 14,10 14,25 13,95 14,19 63.8M
Intel INTC 19,35 19,53 19,16 19,47 51.4M
Microsoft MSFT 24,41 24,78 24,30 24,69 45.5M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27,55 27,85 27,36 27,74 35.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21,67 21,91 21,47 21,88 30.3M
Pfizer PFE 16,66 16,93 16,60 16,86 30.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 43,05 43,63 42,54 43,45 29M
Comcast CMCSA 15,10 15,63 14,97 15,55 26.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 71,07 71,17 69,99 70,86 21.4M
Altria MO 18,22 18,28 18,00 18,27 20.9M
AT&T Inc. T 26,67 26,67 26,20 26,42 20.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22,16 22,21 21,78 22,16 20M
ConocoPhillips COP 45,49 45,88 44,57 45,73 19.7M
Boeing BA 51,37 52,38 51,00 51,82 17.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51,65 51,75 51,12 51,24 17.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 46,17 46,66 45,91 46,61 16.3M
Apple AAPL 168,75 169,57 164,83 169,45 16M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,62 31,62 30,94 31,05 15M
HP Inc. HPQ 44,43 44,88 44,19 44,81 15M
Home Depot HD 27,60 27,69 27,20 27,55 13.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60,57 60,73 59,95 60,49 11M
Procter & Gamble PG 53,30 53,41 52,70 53,06 10.4M
Merck MRK 32,60 33,00 32,21 32,87 9.83M
Schlumberger SLB 56,52 57,30 55,25 56,90 9.38M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 27,10 27,11 26,51 27,01 9.04M
McDonald's MCD 57,06 57,18 56,59 56,66 8.46M
Chevron CVX 70,71 71,22 69,54 71,00 8.32M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22,81 22,88 22,64 22,78 8.05M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28,82 29,21 28,52 28,94 7.78M
Coca-Cola KO 49,18 49,64 48,76 49,44 6.94M
Amgen AMGN 60,85 61,18 60,00 60,25 6.1M
Pepsico PEP 57,59 58,10 57,50 57,76 5.85M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46,01 46,16 45,25 45,82 5.59M
Visa V 69,68 70,25 69,28 69,71 5.15M
International Business Machines IBM 118,73 119,59 117,85 119,43 4.36M
United Technologies UTX 59,62 60,44 59,53 60,01 4.08M
3M MMM 71,48 71,84 70,46 71,63 4.08M
Amazon AMZN 84,01 84,85 83,14 84,31 4M
Alphabet GOOGL 468,58 468,58 460,73 466,06 3.99M
Union Pacific UNP 60,07 60,92 59,10 60,56 2.63M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3300,00 3300,00 3235,50 3288,00 27K
Exchange Rates of August 27, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 93,430 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,088 CAD 1 CAD = 0,920 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,059 CHF 1 CHF = 0,945 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,832 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 134,040 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,882 GBP 1 GBP = 1,134 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,710 AUD 1 AUD = 0,585 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,560 CAD 1 CAD = 0,641 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,519 CHF 1 CHF = 0,658 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,801 CNY 1 CNY = 0,102 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,658 GBP 1 GBP = 1,521 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,275 AUD 1 AUD = 0,784 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,164 CAD 1 CAD = 0,859 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,133 CHF 1 CHF = 0,883 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,940 AUD 1 AUD = 0,516 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,769 CAD 1 CAD = 0,565 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,722 CHF 1 CHF = 0,581 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11,105 CNY 1 CNY = 0,090 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,912 CAD 1 CAD = 1,097 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,888 CHF 1 CHF = 1,127 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,729 CNY 1 CNY = 0,175 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,973 CHF 1 CHF = 1,028 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,281 CNY 1 CNY = 0,159 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,450 CNY 1 CNY = 0,155 CHF

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