Financial news on October 27, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Fire Risk That Clears Security

With more electronic devices on board, airlines are urging caution in case batteries catch fire. Read more..

By CHRISTINE NEGRONI - The New York Times

A High Price for Ancestry.com

The genealogy Web site hopes investors will provide $100 million in an I.P.O., valuing the whole thing at $572 million. That seems too high for Ancestry to cement a happy legacy with investors. Read more..

By ALIZA ROSENBAUM and MARTIN HUTCHINSON - The New York Times

Dodd Calls for Interim Freeze on Credit Card Fees and Rates

The bill, an attempt to prevent increases before a new law takes effect in February, is opposed by the banking industry. Read more..

By ANDREW MARTIN - The New York Times

FairPoint, Buyer of Verizon Unit, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

FairPoint, which bought Verizon’s landlines and Internet services for $2.3 billion in 2008, has been plagued with customer service and operational problems. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 15.07 15.14 14.86 14.93 87.5M
Microsoft MSFT 28.73 28.88 28.44 28.59 69.7M
Intel INTC 20.01 20.13 19.67 19.74 68.2M
Pfizer PFE 17.28 17.43 17.19 17.26 59.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28.41 28.71 28.04 28.39 49.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.72 23.95 23.40 23.54 42.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 43.99 44.66 43.67 43.90 38.1M
AT&T Inc. T 25.35 25.73 25.31 25.60 34.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 73.30 75.00 73.30 74.91 30.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21.87 22.23 21.80 21.87 28.7M
Apple AAPL 201.66 202.81 196.45 197.37 27M
ConocoPhillips COP 51.25 51.97 51.05 51.40 26M
Verizon Communications VZ 28.99 29.28 28.87 29.20 24.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 25.30 26.80 25.19 26.50 20.5M
Amazon AMZN 122.93 124.26 119.42 122.07 20.3M
Merck MRK 32.59 32.90 32.17 32.43 18.8M
Comcast CMCSA 14.91 15.13 14.61 14.71 18.2M
Altria MO 18.00 18.20 17.88 18.14 16.7M
Home Depot HD 26.10 26.39 25.97 26.00 16M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49.96 50.11 49.77 49.87 15.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 50.52 51.50 50.52 51.22 12.1M
Union Pacific UNP 58.05 58.50 54.75 55.09 11.9M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 28.63 28.93 28.01 28.17 11.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21.97 22.31 21.93 22.12 10.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 56.88 57.42 56.67 57.18 10.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.30 60.40 59.94 60.02 10.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 47.73 48.00 47.12 47.30 10.1M
Visa V 73.61 74.45 72.51 73.90 10M
Chevron CVX 75.82 77.25 75.48 76.59 9.57M
Schlumberger SLB 64.55 65.55 63.95 64.93 9.53M
International Business Machines IBM 120.18 122.14 119.15 120.65 9.45M
Amgen AMGN 54.00 54.85 53.80 54.41 8.85M
McDonald's MCD 59.22 59.28 58.44 59.02 8.34M
Coca-Cola KO 53.24 53.92 53.09 53.46 7.37M
Pepsico PEP 60.64 61.35 60.10 61.00 7.26M
Gilead Sciences GILD 43.43 44.00 42.90 43.12 7.2M
Boeing BA 48.30 48.53 47.55 47.75 7.04M
Alphabet GOOGL 550.97 554.56 544.16 548.29 6.43M
United Technologies UTX 65.02 65.43 63.91 64.09 5.61M
3M MMM 76.99 77.26 75.82 76.00 4.5M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3290.00 3304.00 3282.50 3303.50 25.1K
Exchange Rates of October 27, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 91.790 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.064 CAD 1 CAD = 0.940 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.021 CHF 1 CHF = 0.979 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.829 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 135.960 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.904 GBP 1 GBP = 1.106 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.616 AUD 1 AUD = 0.619 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.576 CAD 1 CAD = 0.635 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.512 CHF 1 CHF = 0.661 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10.116 CNY 1 CNY = 0.099 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.665 GBP 1 GBP = 1.504 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.188 AUD 1 AUD = 0.842 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.159 CAD 1 CAD = 0.863 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.112 CHF 1 CHF = 0.899 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.787 AUD 1 AUD = 0.560 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.743 CAD 1 CAD = 0.574 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.672 CHF 1 CHF = 0.598 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.975 CAD 1 CAD = 1.025 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.936 CHF 1 CHF = 1.069 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.261 CNY 1 CNY = 0.160 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.959 CHF 1 CHF = 1.043 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.417 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.687 CNY 1 CNY = 0.150 CHF

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