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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 18.04 18.85 17.52 17.73 121M
Microsoft MSFT 21.67 21.96 21.02 21.18 118M
Intel INTC 14.06 14.86 13.86 14.25 80.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 16.09 17.19 16.02 16.09 65.7M
Pfizer PFE 16.30 17.24 16.04 16.39 63.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 15.99 16.77 15.31 15.77 62.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 35.10 35.90 33.33 34.00 62.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 67.58 70.98 65.00 66.09 48.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 30.42 32.15 30.26 30.83 48.6M
Apple AAPL 95.07 97.63 91.86 92.09 43.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 26.10 28.37 25.86 27.61 35.4M
AT&T Inc. T 24.59 25.50 24.00 24.39 34.1M
Comcast CMCSA 12.87 14.15 12.76 13.62 29.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50.85 52.01 49.60 49.67 26.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 17.49 18.87 17.15 18.56 26.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 31.71 32.76 31.01 31.18 24M
Procter & Gamble PG 58.03 60.50 57.00 57.37 23.5M
Home Depot HD 18.01 19.50 18.01 18.91 21.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.41 62.69 60.10 60.15 21.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 47.47 49.60 45.00 45.62 21M
Altria MO 18.95 19.27 18.46 18.46 19.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.66 55.18 52.88 53.17 18.4M
Chevron CVX 62.58 66.48 60.88 61.71 18.3M
Merck MRK 27.03 28.36 25.80 26.82 16.3M
Schlumberger SLB 46.37 47.71 43.08 43.28 15.9M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 22.02 22.55 21.36 21.37 15.1M
Coca-Cola KO 41.15 43.22 41.00 41.01 14.7M
Alphabet GOOGL 334.81 343.00 325.60 329.49 12.4M
McDonald's MCD 53.47 54.31 51.64 51.76 12.1M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 22.31 22.93 20.20 20.43 11.8M
Amazon AMZN 49.00 52.59 48.43 49.58 11.8M
Amgen AMGN 56.08 57.61 54.45 54.74 11.6M
International Business Machines IBM 80.27 84.50 79.01 79.66 11.1M
Gilead Sciences GILD 42.35 43.87 41.98 42.40 10.8M
Visa V 47.01 49.20 46.44 46.59 10.5M
3M MMM 58.60 62.76 58.50 60.37 9.27M
Boeing BA 45.70 46.13 42.26 42.36 9.24M
Pepsico PEP 52.18 53.77 50.72 51.49 9.17M
United Technologies UTX 46.68 47.78 45.00 45.18 8.29M
Union Pacific UNP 57.44 59.92 55.55 55.64 4.87M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3655.00 3705.00 3511.00 3520.00 55.1K
Exchange Rates of October 27, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 93.620 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.294 CAD 1 CAD = 0.773 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.157 CHF 1 CHF = 0.865 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.853 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 117.270 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.801 GBP 1 GBP = 1.248 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 2.066 AUD 1 AUD = 0.484 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.621 CAD 1 CAD = 0.617 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.449 CHF 1 CHF = 0.690 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.581 CNY 1 CNY = 0.117 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.693 GBP 1 GBP = 1.444 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.789 AUD 1 AUD = 0.559 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.397 CAD 1 CAD = 0.716 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.247 CHF 1 CHF = 0.802 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.578 AUD 1 AUD = 0.388 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.023 CAD 1 CAD = 0.494 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.808 CHF 1 CHF = 0.553 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.699 CNY 1 CNY = 0.093 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.784 CAD 1 CAD = 1.276 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.701 CHF 1 CHF = 1.427 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.158 CNY 1 CNY = 0.240 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.893 CHF 1 CHF = 1.120 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.301 CNY 1 CNY = 0.189 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5.921 CNY 1 CNY = 0.169 CHF

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