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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE15.0715.1414.8614.9387.5M
MicrosoftMSFT28.7328.8828.4428.5969.7M
IntelINTC20.0120.1319.6719.7468.2M
PfizerPFE17.2817.4317.1917.2659.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC28.4128.7128.0428.3949.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.7223.9523.4023.5442.7M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43.9944.6643.6743.9038.1M
AT&T Inc.T25.3525.7325.3125.6034.9M
ExxonMobilXOM73.3075.0073.3074.9130.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL21.8722.2321.8021.8728.7M
AppleAAPL201.66202.81196.45197.3727M
ConocoPhillipsCOP51.2551.9751.0551.4026M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ28.9929.2828.8729.2024.5M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH25.3026.8025.1926.5020.5M
AmazonAMZN122.93124.26119.42122.0720.3M
MerckMRK32.5932.9032.1732.4318.8M
ComcastCMCSA14.9115.1314.6114.7118.2M
AltriaMO18.0018.2017.8818.1416.7M
Home DepotHD26.1026.3925.9726.0016M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT49.9650.1149.7749.8715.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT50.5251.5050.5251.2212.1M
Union PacificUNP58.0558.5054.7555.0911.9M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS28.6328.9328.0128.1711.2M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21.9722.3121.9322.1210.9M
Procter & GamblePG56.8857.4256.6757.1810.4M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.3060.4059.9460.0210.3M
HP Inc.HPQ47.7348.0047.1247.3010.1M
VisaV73.6174.4572.5173.9010M
ChevronCVX75.8277.2575.4876.599.57M
SchlumbergerSLB64.5565.5563.9564.939.53M
International Business MachinesIBM120.18122.14119.15120.659.45M
AmgenAMGN54.0054.8553.8054.418.85M
McDonald'sMCD59.2259.2858.4459.028.34M
Coca-ColaKO53.2453.9253.0953.467.37M
PepsicoPEP60.6461.3560.1061.007.26M
Gilead SciencesGILD43.4344.0042.9043.127.2M
BoeingBA48.3048.5347.5547.757.04M
AlphabetGOOGL550.97554.56544.16548.296.43M
United TechnologiesUTX65.0265.4363.9164.095.61M
3MMMM76.9977.2675.8276.004.5M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3290.003304.003282.503303.5025.1K
Exchange Rates of October 27, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 91.790 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.064 CAD1 CAD = 0.940 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.021 CHF1 CHF = 0.979 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.829 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 135.960 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.904 GBP1 GBP = 1.106 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.616 AUD1 AUD = 0.619 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.576 CAD1 CAD = 0.635 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.512 CHF1 CHF = 0.661 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10.116 CNY1 CNY = 0.099 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.665 GBP1 GBP = 1.504 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.188 AUD1 AUD = 0.842 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.159 CAD1 CAD = 0.863 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.112 CHF1 CHF = 0.899 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.787 AUD1 AUD = 0.560 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.743 CAD1 CAD = 0.574 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.672 CHF1 CHF = 0.598 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.975 CAD1 CAD = 1.025 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.936 CHF1 CHF = 1.069 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.261 CNY1 CNY = 0.160 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.959 CHF1 CHF = 1.043 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.417 CNY1 CNY = 0.156 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.687 CNY1 CNY = 0.150 CHF

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