Financial news on October 27, 2008

Business and Financial news
Casting a Ballot, and a Wary Eye

Although it’s illegal to photograph or videotape someone voting, the 2008 election will surely be the most recorded in history. Read more..

By NOAM COHEN - The New York Times

To Survive, Net Start-Ups Slow Their Metabolism

To preserve cash during the current downturn, many tech start-ups are rushing to lay off employees and cut expenses. Read more..

By BRAD STONE and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE18.0418.8517.5217.73121M
MicrosoftMSFT21.6721.9621.0221.18118M
IntelINTC14.0614.8613.8614.2580.5M
Cisco SystemsCSCO16.0917.1916.0216.0965.7M
PfizerPFE16.3017.2416.0416.3963.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL15.9916.7715.3115.7762.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM35.1035.9033.3334.0062.7M
ExxonMobilXOM67.5870.9865.0066.0948.8M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC30.4232.1530.2630.8348.6M
AppleAAPL95.0797.6391.8692.0943.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ26.1028.3725.8627.6135.4M
AT&T Inc.T24.5925.5024.0024.3934.1M
ComcastCMCSA12.8714.1512.7613.6229.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT50.8552.0149.6049.6726.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY17.4918.8717.1518.5626.4M
HP Inc.HPQ31.7132.7631.0131.1824M
Procter & GamblePG58.0360.5057.0057.3723.5M
Home DepotHD18.0119.5018.0118.9121.7M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.4162.6960.1060.1521.1M
ConocoPhillipsCOP47.4749.6045.0045.6221M
AltriaMO18.9519.2718.4618.4619.4M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53.6655.1852.8853.1718.4M
ChevronCVX62.5866.4860.8861.7118.3M
MerckMRK27.0328.3625.8026.8216.3M
SchlumbergerSLB46.3747.7143.0843.2815.9M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS22.0222.5521.3621.3715.1M
Coca-ColaKO41.1543.2241.0041.0114.7M
AlphabetGOOGL334.81343.00325.60329.4912.4M
McDonald'sMCD53.4754.3151.6451.7612.1M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH22.3122.9320.2020.4311.8M
AmazonAMZN49.0052.5948.4349.5811.8M
AmgenAMGN56.0857.6154.4554.7411.6M
International Business MachinesIBM80.2784.5079.0179.6611.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD42.3543.8741.9842.4010.8M
VisaV47.0149.2046.4446.5910.5M
3MMMM58.6062.7658.5060.379.27M
BoeingBA45.7046.1342.2642.369.24M
PepsicoPEP52.1853.7750.7251.499.17M
United TechnologiesUTX46.6847.7845.0045.188.29M
Union PacificUNP57.4459.9255.5555.644.87M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3655.003705.003511.003520.0055.1K
Exchange Rates of October 27, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 93.620 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.294 CAD1 CAD = 0.773 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.157 CHF1 CHF = 0.865 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.853 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 117.270 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.801 GBP1 GBP = 1.248 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 2.066 AUD1 AUD = 0.484 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.621 CAD1 CAD = 0.617 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.449 CHF1 CHF = 0.690 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.581 CNY1 CNY = 0.117 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.693 GBP1 GBP = 1.444 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.789 AUD1 AUD = 0.559 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.397 CAD1 CAD = 0.716 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.247 CHF1 CHF = 0.802 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.578 AUD1 AUD = 0.388 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.023 CAD1 CAD = 0.494 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.808 CHF1 CHF = 0.553 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.699 CNY1 CNY = 0.093 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.784 CAD1 CAD = 1.276 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.701 CHF1 CHF = 1.427 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.158 CNY1 CNY = 0.240 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.893 CHF1 CHF = 1.120 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.301 CNY1 CNY = 0.189 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 5.921 CNY1 CNY = 0.169 CHF

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