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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT28.7529.4628.4928.87147M
General ElectricGE19.9620.3319.9020.2867.8M
AT&T Inc.T28.0828.2527.8128.1358.4M
IntelINTC21.7621.9421.6521.7558.1M
PfizerPFE18.3718.5118.2718.4842.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT46.6746.7946.1046.3837M
Cisco SystemsCSCO21.3721.4921.2621.4436.8M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM44.9845.3844.6945.1026.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL32.6233.0932.1632.9225.6M
Procter & GamblePG64.3664.5063.1464.1824M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC32.2132.5532.0732.5023.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ36.4036.5236.2136.4919.7M
ExxonMobilXOM79.8479.9879.3479.8817M
MerckMRK33.3533.4333.2433.2515.5M
AltriaMO24.3024.3523.8723.9214.9M
AmazonAMZN177.48185.00177.31184.4514.6M
ComcastCMCSA23.3223.7923.2723.3114.5M
HP Inc.HPQ46.9846.9846.5846.7414.4M
Gilead SciencesGILD39.5539.6338.8138.9414.1M
General MotorsGM38.2038.9538.0338.6714M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY26.0626.6025.9226.3513.7M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH40.9442.4240.4442.2913.6M
ConocoPhillipsCOP69.4169.7268.8269.3913.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.6461.0460.6060.6811.2M
Home DepotHD37.5138.1237.4137.9810.7M
AppleAAPL343.78344.69342.83343.2110.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT57.4657.7957.0257.5710.2M
SchlumbergerSLB87.3587.8785.5185.989.22M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS39.5439.6939.2539.468.23M
McDonald'sMCD75.4375.4574.3474.357.61M
PepsicoPEP65.7365.9565.4565.566.82M
Coca-ColaKO63.1963.2162.6462.706.76M
ChevronCVX94.5694.9694.3094.756.3M
BoeingBA70.0171.0070.0070.565.74M
International Business MachinesIBM161.43162.18160.86161.074.88M
VisaV71.0671.2270.5170.604.85M
AmgenAMGN56.4656.8756.0656.484.69M
United TechnologiesUTX81.9482.9981.8082.594.45M
AlphabetGOOGL617.89619.70613.25616.794.03M
Union PacificUNP94.6595.5994.6495.343.65M
3MMMM89.2090.2989.0289.193.28M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B82.7483.2482.6583.032.82M
Exchange Rates of January 27, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 82.900 JPY1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0.993 CAD1 CAD = 1.007 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.945 CHF1 CHF = 1.058 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.582 CNY1 CNY = 0.152 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 113.840 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.862 GBP1 GBP = 1.160 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.384 AUD1 AUD = 0.723 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.364 CAD1 CAD = 0.733 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.298 CHF1 CHF = 0.770 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.040 CNY1 CNY = 0.111 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.757 GBP1 GBP = 1.321 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.215 AUD1 AUD = 0.823 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.198 CAD1 CAD = 0.835 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.140 CHF1 CHF = 0.877 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.606 AUD1 AUD = 0.623 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.582 CAD1 CAD = 0.632 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.506 CHF1 CHF = 0.664 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.484 CNY1 CNY = 0.095 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.985 CAD1 CAD = 1.015 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.937 CHF1 CHF = 1.067 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.535 CNY1 CNY = 0.153 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.951 CHF1 CHF = 1.051 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.628 CNY1 CNY = 0.151 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.962 CNY1 CNY = 0.144 CHF

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