Financial news on November 27th, 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 27th, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 95.250 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.232 CAD1 CAD = 0.812 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.200 CHF1 CHF = 0.833 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.828 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 122.960 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.838 GBP1 GBP = 1.194 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.964 AUD1 AUD = 0.509 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.589 CAD1 CAD = 0.629 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.549 CHF1 CHF = 0.646 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.811 CNY1 CNY = 0.114 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.681 GBP1 GBP = 1.468 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.597 AUD1 AUD = 0.626 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.292 CAD1 CAD = 0.774 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.260 CHF1 CHF = 0.794 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.344 AUD1 AUD = 0.427 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.897 CAD1 CAD = 0.527 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.849 CHF1 CHF = 0.541 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.508 CNY1 CNY = 0.095 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.809 CAD1 CAD = 1.237 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.788 CHF1 CHF = 1.270 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.490 CNY1 CNY = 0.223 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.973 CHF1 CHF = 1.028 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.545 CNY1 CNY = 0.180 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 5.687 CNY1 CNY = 0.176 CHF

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