Financial news on November 27, 2009

Business and Financial news
Black Friday 2009

For Black Friday this year, some stores increased security for the anticipated holiday shopping frenzy. Read more..

Vijai Singh - The New York Times

Dollar Hits a 14-Year Low Versus the Yen

The dollar’s weakness is causing jitters in Japan and other exporting countries that rely on American consumers to keep them afloat. Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - The New York Times

Ex-UBS Banker Seeks Billions for Blowing Whistle

Bradley C. Birkenfeld, who helped American clients illegally evade taxes and then helped the United States government find them, could reap a giant reward. Read more..

By LYNNLEY BROWNING - The New York Times

Hiring Is Rising in One Area: Low-Paid Interns

Even if companies aren’t hiring regular workers, they still offer internships, sometimes sought by professionals. Read more..

By HILLARY CHURA - The New York Times

Reader’s Digest Turnaround Plan Advances

The Reader’s Digest Association won bankruptcy court approval for an outline of its turnaround plan after creditors withdrew their objections. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Rogers Communications to Cut 900 Jobs in Canada

The largest wireless carrier in Canada said it was eliminating about 900 jobs nationwide as the company reorganized its wireless and cable units. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

U.S. Unlikely to Use the Ethanol Congress Ordered

When Congress mandated refiners blend more ethanol into gas, demand was growing. Then the recession hit. Read more..

By MATTHEW L. WALD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 15.49 16.08 15.30 15.94 60.9M
Intel INTC 18.91 19.25 18.82 19.11 35.7M
Microsoft MSFT 29.11 29.39 28.75 29.22 29.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 40.98 41.90 40.75 41.33 26.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26.96 27.59 26.90 27.14 23.2M
Pfizer PFE 18.08 18.41 18.00 18.25 22.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.10 23.52 23.02 23.38 21.8M
AT&T Inc. T 26.49 27.08 26.45 26.99 16.3M
Altria MO 19.00 19.25 18.81 19.00 13.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.16 22.30 22.00 22.09 12.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 74.65 75.38 74.35 74.87 12.1M
Apple AAPL 199.22 202.96 198.37 200.59 10.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 48.94 49.37 48.60 49.07 9.95M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.71 25.53 24.71 25.38 9.79M
Verizon Communications VZ 31.51 31.83 31.15 31.63 9.12M
Merck MRK 35.98 36.54 35.62 36.29 8.97M
Coca-Cola KO 56.98 57.53 56.40 57.18 7.84M
Comcast CMCSA 14.66 14.99 14.52 14.88 7.56M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54.09 54.84 54.09 54.63 7.53M
Home Depot HD 27.16 27.80 27.11 27.61 7.52M
ConocoPhillips COP 51.15 52.18 50.80 51.92 6.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 61.89 62.75 61.60 62.48 6.2M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62.52 63.09 62.01 62.89 6.08M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.49 54.34 53.29 54.08 6.02M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30.07 30.50 29.80 30.35 5.69M
Chevron CVX 77.63 78.73 77.26 78.17 5.65M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28.99 29.64 28.70 29.44 5.46M
Amazon AMZN 130.30 133.00 129.88 131.74 4.42M
McDonald's MCD 62.98 63.86 62.98 63.60 3.56M
Pepsico PEP 62.24 62.55 61.75 62.30 3.42M
International Business Machines IBM 124.59 126.62 124.26 125.70 3.32M
Boeing BA 51.35 52.81 51.00 52.45 3.28M
Amgen AMGN 55.76 56.98 55.58 56.50 2.98M
Alphabet GOOGL 572.00 582.46 570.97 579.76 2.77M
United Technologies UTX 66.93 67.58 66.35 67.20 2.6M
Visa V 80.08 80.84 79.60 80.33 2.32M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.00 46.88 45.77 46.56 2.25M
Union Pacific UNP 62.94 63.90 62.37 63.19 2M
3M MMM 76.12 77.23 76.12 76.75 1.87M
Schlumberger SLB 62.36 63.50 62.34 63.14 1.46M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3369.50 3400.00 3360.00 3382.00 29K
Exchange Rates of November 27, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 86.400 JPY 1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.062 CAD 1 CAD = 0.942 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.006 CHF 1 CHF = 0.994 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.827 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 129.480 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.909 GBP 1 GBP = 1.101 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.652 AUD 1 AUD = 0.605 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.592 CAD 1 CAD = 0.628 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.507 CHF 1 CHF = 0.664 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10.219 CNY 1 CNY = 0.098 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.701 GBP 1 GBP = 1.426 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.275 AUD 1 AUD = 0.784 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.229 CAD 1 CAD = 0.814 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.164 CHF 1 CHF = 0.859 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.819 AUD 1 AUD = 0.550 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.752 CAD 1 CAD = 0.571 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.658 CHF 1 CHF = 0.603 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.234 CNY 1 CNY = 0.089 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.963 CAD 1 CAD = 1.039 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.911 CHF 1 CHF = 1.098 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.197 CNY 1 CNY = 0.161 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.945 CHF 1 CHF = 1.058 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.421 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.783 CNY 1 CNY = 0.147 CHF

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