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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 12.73 13.19 12.65 13.06 119M
Pfizer PFE 15.61 16.02 15.55 15.82 112M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 15.80 16.64 15.75 16.19 77.3M
Microsoft MSFT 17.79 17.97 17.43 17.66 61.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 25.14 25.17 24.06 25.06 50.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 16.36 17.00 16.29 16.73 50.3M
Intel INTC 13.53 13.95 13.50 13.81 45.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 78.27 79.43 77.62 78.92 38.5M
AT&T Inc. T 26.00 26.46 25.70 25.93 34.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 29.76 30.22 28.96 29.96 33.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17.02 17.43 16.98 17.28 27.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.92 23.61 22.72 23.13 26.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.92 54.81 53.42 54.39 22.4M
Apple AAPL 90.19 91.55 89.74 90.73 22.1M
Home Depot HD 22.75 22.89 21.81 22.12 21.7M
Altria MO 16.76 17.00 16.70 16.93 17.3M
Comcast CMCSA 15.07 15.36 14.80 14.92 17.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.95 49.30 48.53 48.79 16.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 49.13 49.97 48.50 49.51 14.8M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 56.85 57.74 56.51 57.54 14.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28.27 29.50 28.09 29.08 14.5M
Chevron CVX 71.28 72.63 70.82 72.09 13.6M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 20.91 21.50 20.85 21.25 12.7M
Amgen AMGN 53.29 53.77 52.45 53.09 12.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 56.38 57.39 56.20 56.70 12M
HP Inc. HPQ 35.83 36.09 35.30 35.89 11.9M
Schlumberger SLB 41.96 42.65 40.75 41.97 10.2M
McDonald's MCD 58.80 59.22 58.30 58.52 9.99M
Coca-Cola KO 43.28 43.93 43.00 43.33 9.91M
Alphabet GOOGL 326.00 333.87 324.27 331.48 9.84M
Merck MRK 27.86 28.67 27.85 28.37 9.64M
Amazon AMZN 49.30 50.42 47.72 48.44 8.74M
International Business Machines IBM 91.77 91.97 90.50 91.66 8.72M
Gilead Sciences GILD 49.00 49.00 47.82 48.23 7.64M
Union Pacific UNP 43.31 45.43 42.88 44.98 7.1M
Pepsico PEP 51.56 52.28 51.39 51.64 6.76M
Visa V 43.49 44.19 42.64 44.15 6.61M
Boeing BA 43.29 43.96 42.88 43.22 5.22M
United Technologies UTX 49.26 49.85 48.53 49.24 5.06M
3M MMM 53.75 54.51 53.23 53.99 4.72M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2835.00 2905.00 2805.00 2855.50 20.4K
Exchange Rates of January 27, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 88.940 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.230 CAD 1 CAD = 0.813 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.142 CHF 1 CHF = 0.876 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.840 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 117.090 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.931 GBP 1 GBP = 1.074 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.990 AUD 1 AUD = 0.503 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.620 CAD 1 CAD = 0.617 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.504 CHF 1 CHF = 0.665 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.003 CNY 1 CNY = 0.111 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.795 GBP 1 GBP = 1.258 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.698 AUD 1 AUD = 0.589 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.382 CAD 1 CAD = 0.724 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.283 CHF 1 CHF = 0.779 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.136 AUD 1 AUD = 0.468 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.739 CAD 1 CAD = 0.575 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.614 CHF 1 CHF = 0.619 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.655 CNY 1 CNY = 0.104 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.814 CAD 1 CAD = 1.229 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.755 CHF 1 CHF = 1.324 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.519 CNY 1 CNY = 0.221 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.928 CHF 1 CHF = 1.077 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.561 CNY 1 CNY = 0.180 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5.993 CNY 1 CNY = 0.167 CHF

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