Financial news on January 27, 2011

Business and Financial news
A Reservist in a New War, Against Foreclosure

Deutsche Bank foreclosed on the home of Sgt. James B. Hurley and his wife in violation of a law intended to protect service members from such actions while they are overseas. Read more..

By DIANA B. HENRIQUES - The New York Times

Comments by Imprisoned Russian Tycoon Challenge Medvedev

Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, once head of a Russian oil company, responded to written questions from four European newspapers. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

Dissenters Fault Report on Crisis in Finance

Republicans on the government panel investigating the financial crisis said the inquiry had too domestic a focus. Read more..

By SEWELL CHAN - The New York Times

HSBC Is Said to Be the Focus of a Tax-Evasion Investigation

An indictment announced Wednesday accused a client of an unidentified bank of keeping hidden accounts overseas. Read more..

By LYNNLEY BROWNING - The New York Times

Ins and Outs of Calling via the Net

An unscientific study of Internet calling apps — all available for Android phones and iPhones — discovers strengths and weaknesses in the likes of Google Voice and Fring. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Moody’s to Factor Pension Gaps in States’ Ratings

The change, which had been ardently resisted by some, may turn the tide in favor of more disclosure in the industry. Read more..

By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH - The New York Times

Morning Take-Out

Highlights from the DealBook newsletter. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Netflix Beats Expectations With a Rush of Subscribers

The company said adding half a million subscribers helped it earn $47 million in the quarter. Read more..

By REUTERS - The New York Times

Nielsen’s I.P.O. Isn’t an Omen for Its Peers

The TV ratings firm had a successful stock sale, but not all the proposed offerings were expected to do as well. Read more..

By JEFFREY GOLDFARB and CHRISTOPHER SWANN - The New York Times

Sales of New Homes Reached a 47-Year Low in 2010

Sales for were 321,000, 14.4 percent less than in 2009, for the fifth consecutive year of declines. Read more..

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 28,75 29,46 28,49 28,87 147M
General Electric GE 19,96 20,33 19,90 20,28 67.8M
AT&T Inc. T 28,08 28,25 27,81 28,13 58.4M
Intel INTC 21,76 21,94 21,65 21,75 58.1M
Pfizer PFE 18,37 18,51 18,27 18,48 42.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 46,67 46,79 46,10 46,38 37M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21,37 21,49 21,26 21,44 36.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44,98 45,38 44,69 45,10 26.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 32,62 33,09 32,16 32,92 25.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 64,36 64,50 63,14 64,18 24M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 32,21 32,55 32,07 32,50 23.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 36,40 36,52 36,21 36,49 19.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 79,84 79,98 79,34 79,88 17M
Merck MRK 33,35 33,43 33,24 33,25 15.5M
Altria MO 24,30 24,35 23,87 23,92 14.9M
Amazon AMZN 177,48 185,00 177,31 184,45 14.6M
Comcast CMCSA 23,32 23,79 23,27 23,31 14.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 46,98 46,98 46,58 46,74 14.4M
Gilead Sciences GILD 39,55 39,63 38,81 38,94 14.1M
General Motors GM 38,20 38,95 38,03 38,67 14M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 26,06 26,60 25,92 26,35 13.7M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 40,94 42,42 40,44 42,29 13.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 69,41 69,72 68,82 69,39 13.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60,64 61,04 60,60 60,68 11.2M
Home Depot HD 37,51 38,12 37,41 37,98 10.7M
Apple AAPL 343,78 344,69 342,83 343,21 10.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 57,46 57,79 57,02 57,57 10.2M
Schlumberger SLB 87,35 87,87 85,51 85,98 9.22M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 39,54 39,69 39,25 39,46 8.23M
McDonald's MCD 75,43 75,45 74,34 74,35 7.61M
Pepsico PEP 65,73 65,95 65,45 65,56 6.82M
Coca-Cola KO 63,19 63,21 62,64 62,70 6.76M
Chevron CVX 94,56 94,96 94,30 94,75 6.3M
Boeing BA 70,01 71,00 70,00 70,56 5.74M
International Business Machines IBM 161,43 162,18 160,86 161,07 4.88M
Visa V 71,06 71,22 70,51 70,60 4.85M
Amgen AMGN 56,46 56,87 56,06 56,48 4.69M
United Technologies UTX 81,94 82,99 81,80 82,59 4.45M
Alphabet GOOGL 617,89 619,70 613,25 616,79 4.03M
Union Pacific UNP 94,65 95,59 94,64 95,34 3.65M
3M MMM 89,20 90,29 89,02 89,19 3.28M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 82,74 83,24 82,65 83,03 2.82M
Exchange Rates of January 27, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 82,900 JPY 1 JPY = 0,012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0,993 CAD 1 CAD = 1,007 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,945 CHF 1 CHF = 1,058 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,582 CNY 1 CNY = 0,152 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 113,840 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,862 GBP 1 GBP = 1,160 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,384 AUD 1 AUD = 0,723 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,364 CAD 1 CAD = 0,733 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,298 CHF 1 CHF = 0,770 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,040 CNY 1 CNY = 0,111 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,757 GBP 1 GBP = 1,321 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,215 AUD 1 AUD = 0,823 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,198 CAD 1 CAD = 0,835 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,140 CHF 1 CHF = 0,877 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,606 AUD 1 AUD = 0,623 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,582 CAD 1 CAD = 0,632 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,506 CHF 1 CHF = 0,664 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,484 CNY 1 CNY = 0,095 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,985 CAD 1 CAD = 1,015 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,937 CHF 1 CHF = 1,067 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,535 CNY 1 CNY = 0,153 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,951 CHF 1 CHF = 1,051 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,628 CNY 1 CNY = 0,151 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,962 CNY 1 CNY = 0,144 CHF

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