Financial news on November 27, 2008

Business and Financial news
A Tablet PC That Lets the User Decide Whether to Type or Touch

The TX2Z is the first multitouch convertible tablet PC, which means you can turn the screen to hide the keyboard and use only your fingers on the laptop’s 12-inch display. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Buck Broken, but Timing May Affect Redemptions

The Reserve Primary Fund has adjusted its timeline of events for breaking the buck on Sept. 16., correcting the time that its per-share value actually fell below a dollar. Read more..

By DIANA B. HENRIQUES - The New York Times

Food Prices Expected to Keep Going Up

Consumers should not expect lower food prices anytime soon because the prices on most meat and packaged items are holding firm or even increasing. Read more..

By ANDREW MARTIN - The New York Times

In Lean Times, Online Coupons Are Catching On

The effort to find a deal in brick-and-mortar stores has moved online, where a rising world of coupon-clipping has taken shape. Read more..

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER - The New York Times

Russia’s Gas Monopoly Warns Ukraine to Pay Up

Gazprom said Wednesday that if Ukraine did not pay a $2.4 billion debt by Jan. 1, it might more than double the price of natural gas, which would deal a blow to Ukraine’s economy. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Sandy Ruby, Co-Founder of Tech Hifi, Dies at 67

Mr. Ruby was a mathematician turned entrepreneur who co-founded a business in a dorm room and built it into Tech Hifi, a popular electronics retailer. Read more..

By BRUCE WEBER - The New York Times

Solvency Issues May Jeopardize Bell Canada Deal

Bell Canada, the largest phone company in Canada, said the economic slump might prevent its takeover from closing on time, signaling the buyout might collapse. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Tip of the Week: A Faster Way to Update Google Calendar

People using both Google Calendar and Gmail can add a small window into Google Calendar right in the main Gmail screen, which makes planning activities by e-mail even easier. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Transforming Art Into a More Lucrative Career Choice

Aiming to end the notion that “starving” and “artist” are necessarily linked, some artists have begun to figure out ways to make art and money at the same time. Read more..

By MARCI ALBOHER - The New York Times

Windows XP: Still for Sale

I still see laptops for sale that have Windows XP as the operating system, but I thought Microsoft discontinued it. What gives? Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Exchange Rates of November 27, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 95,250 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,232 CAD 1 CAD = 0,812 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,200 CHF 1 CHF = 0,833 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,828 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 122,960 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,838 GBP 1 GBP = 1,194 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,964 AUD 1 AUD = 0,509 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,589 CAD 1 CAD = 0,629 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,549 CHF 1 CHF = 0,646 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8,811 CNY 1 CNY = 0,114 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,681 GBP 1 GBP = 1,468 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,597 AUD 1 AUD = 0,626 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,292 CAD 1 CAD = 0,774 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,260 CHF 1 CHF = 0,794 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,344 AUD 1 AUD = 0,427 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,897 CAD 1 CAD = 0,527 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,849 CHF 1 CHF = 0,541 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,508 CNY 1 CNY = 0,095 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,809 CAD 1 CAD = 1,237 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,788 CHF 1 CHF = 1,270 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4,490 CNY 1 CNY = 0,223 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,973 CHF 1 CHF = 1,028 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,545 CNY 1 CNY = 0,180 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5,687 CNY 1 CNY = 0,176 CHF

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