Financial news on January 27, 2009

Business and Financial news
Home Insurance: What You Need to Know

Here’s how to make sure you get the right coverage for your largest and most important investment. Read more..

By LESLEY ALDERMAN - The New York Times

Screen Actors Guild Fires Its Executive Director

Members of the Screen Actors Guild forced the firing of Doug Allen in a bid to restart long-stalled negotiations. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Teaching Teenagers About Harassment

Digital harassment has gotten to be such a problem that it’s now the focus of a campaign from the Advertising Council. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

Wall Street Waffles as It Searches for Direction

Stocks wavered after early optimism over the news of a drug company merger and better-than-expected home sales. Read more..

By JACK HEALY - The New York Times

Wyeth Deal May Slow Pfizer Biotech Acquisitions

Pfizer’s move to buy Wyeth dims the hopes of struggling small biotechnology companies that wanted to sell themselves or their products to larger businesses. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE12,7313,1912,6513,06119M
PfizerPFE15,6116,0215,5515,82112M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC15,8016,6415,7516,1977.3M
MicrosoftMSFT17,7917,9717,4317,6661.7M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM25,1425,1724,0625,0650.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO16,3617,0016,2916,7350.3M
IntelINTC13,5313,9513,5013,8145.6M
ExxonMobilXOM78,2779,4377,6278,9238.5M
AT&T Inc.T26,0026,4625,7025,9334.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ29,7630,2228,9629,9633.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17,0217,4316,9817,2827.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22,9223,6122,7223,1326.7M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53,9254,8153,4254,3922.4M
AppleAAPL90,1991,5589,7490,7322.1M
Home DepotHD22,7522,8921,8122,1221.7M
AltriaMO16,7617,0016,7016,9317.3M
ComcastCMCSA15,0715,3614,8014,9217.3M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48,9549,3048,5348,7916.5M
ConocoPhillipsCOP49,1349,9748,5049,5114.8M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ56,8557,7456,5157,5414.8M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH28,2729,5028,0929,0814.5M
ChevronCVX71,2872,6370,8272,0913.6M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS20,9121,5020,8521,2512.7M
AmgenAMGN53,2953,7752,4553,0912.6M
Procter & GamblePG56,3857,3956,2056,7012M
HP Inc.HPQ35,8336,0935,3035,8911.9M
SchlumbergerSLB41,9642,6540,7541,9710.2M
McDonald'sMCD58,8059,2258,3058,529.99M
Coca-ColaKO43,2843,9343,0043,339.91M
AlphabetGOOGL326,00333,87324,27331,489.84M
MerckMRK27,8628,6727,8528,379.64M
AmazonAMZN49,3050,4247,7248,448.74M
International Business MachinesIBM91,7791,9790,5091,668.72M
Gilead SciencesGILD49,0049,0047,8248,237.64M
Union PacificUNP43,3145,4342,8844,987.1M
PepsicoPEP51,5652,2851,3951,646.76M
VisaV43,4944,1942,6444,156.61M
BoeingBA43,2943,9642,8843,225.22M
United TechnologiesUTX49,2649,8548,5349,245.06M
3MMMM53,7554,5153,2353,994.72M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2835,002905,002805,002855,5020.4K
Exchange Rates of January 27, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 88,940 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,230 CAD1 CAD = 0,813 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,142 CHF1 CHF = 0,876 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,840 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 117,090 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,931 GBP1 GBP = 1,074 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,990 AUD1 AUD = 0,503 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,620 CAD1 CAD = 0,617 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,504 CHF1 CHF = 0,665 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,003 CNY1 CNY = 0,111 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,795 GBP1 GBP = 1,258 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,698 AUD1 AUD = 0,589 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,382 CAD1 CAD = 0,724 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,283 CHF1 CHF = 0,779 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,136 AUD1 AUD = 0,468 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,739 CAD1 CAD = 0,575 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,614 CHF1 CHF = 0,619 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9,655 CNY1 CNY = 0,104 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,814 CAD1 CAD = 1,229 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,755 CHF1 CHF = 1,324 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4,519 CNY1 CNY = 0,221 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,928 CHF1 CHF = 1,077 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5,561 CNY1 CNY = 0,180 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 5,993 CNY1 CNY = 0,167 CHF

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