Financial news on November 27th, 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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE15.4916.0815.3015.9460.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM40.9841.9040.7541.3326.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC26.9627.5926.9027.1423.2M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.1023.5223.0223.3821.8M
AT&T Inc.T26.4927.0826.4526.9916.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.1622.3022.0022.0912.6M
HP Inc.HPQ48.9449.3748.6049.079.95M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24.7125.5324.7125.389.79M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31.5131.8331.1531.639.12M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT54.0954.8454.0954.637.53M
Home DepotHD27.1627.8027.1127.617.52M
Procter & GamblePG61.8962.7561.6062.486.2M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ62.5263.0962.0162.896.08M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53.4954.3453.2954.086.02M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30.0730.5029.8030.355.69M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH28.9929.6428.7029.445.46M
International Business MachinesIBM124.59126.62124.26125.703.32M
United TechnologiesUTX66.9367.5866.3567.202.6M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.0046.8845.7746.562.25M
Union PacificUNP62.9463.9062.3763.192M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3369.503400.003360.003382.0029K
Exchange Rates of November 27th, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 86.400 JPY1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.062 CAD1 CAD = 0.942 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.006 CHF1 CHF = 0.994 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.827 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 129.480 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.909 GBP1 GBP = 1.101 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.652 AUD1 AUD = 0.605 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.592 CAD1 CAD = 0.628 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.507 CHF1 CHF = 0.664 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10.219 CNY1 CNY = 0.098 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.701 GBP1 GBP = 1.426 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.275 AUD1 AUD = 0.784 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.229 CAD1 CAD = 0.814 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.164 CHF1 CHF = 0.859 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.819 AUD1 AUD = 0.550 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.752 CAD1 CAD = 0.571 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.658 CHF1 CHF = 0.603 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.234 CNY1 CNY = 0.089 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.963 CAD1 CAD = 1.039 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.911 CHF1 CHF = 1.098 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.197 CNY1 CNY = 0.161 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.945 CHF1 CHF = 1.058 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.421 CNY1 CNY = 0.156 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.783 CNY1 CNY = 0.147 CHF

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