Financial news on May 28, 2009

Business and Financial news
Bringing Order to the Chaos of Notes

It is becoming easier to break free of paper and pen and instead rely on computers to take notes that can be archived, cataloged and searched. Read more..

By FARHAD MANJOO - The New York Times

China Is Said to Plan Strict Gas Mileage Rules

New Chinese fuel economy rules would be even more stringent than the United States standards that President Obama is seeking to impose. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

‘Idol’ Producers Stand by Outcome

The companies said that free text-messaging services offered to fans of the eventual winner did not influence the outcome. Read more..

By EDWARD WYATT - The New York Times

Inflation Fears Push Up Bond Yields

Investors have been far more willing to buy short-term Treasury bonds, widening the yield gap between two-year and 10-year notes. Read more..

By JACK HEALY - The New York Times

Linux Revamped for Netbooks

My netbook came with SUSE Linux, but I want to use Ubuntu Linux. What’s the easiest way to change? Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

More Small Banks Ailing as Recession Toll Mounts

The F.D.I.C. says that it has placed 305 banks, many small or midsize, on its list of “problem” institutions, the most since 1994. Read more..

By GRAHAM BOWLEY - The New York Times

Talks Fail to Secure Deal on Loan for G.M.’s European Unit

German officials narrowed the field of potential buyers of Opel and the rest of G.M.’s European operations to two companies, but failed to agree on a crucial bridge loan to keep Opel afloat. Read more..

By CARTER DOUGHERTY and NELSON D. SCHWARTZ - The New York Times

The MP3 Experiment

Last Saturday, Improv Everywhere staged its sixth annual MP3 Experiment, and it was open to anyone who wanted to play along. My son and I did. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Using Art in Google Docs

I used the drawing feature in Google Docs to put a graphic in a document, but how do I export the thing as a Word file to get it out of the cloud? Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Wife Seeks Say in S.E.C. Suit

Susan Stanford has asked for permission to intervene in the regulatory case accusing her estranged husband of running an $8 billion pyramid scheme. 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
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 24.17 24.77 23.22 24.77 129M
General Electric GE 13.23 13.28 12.81 13.19 82.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 35.14 36.67 34.60 36.65 66.1M
Intel INTC 15.56 15.72 15.15 15.72 59.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 18.35 18.66 18.06 18.51 53.1M
Microsoft MSFT 20.32 20.63 20.05 20.45 45.5M
Pfizer PFE 14.76 14.86 14.57 14.69 42.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 68.54 69.80 68.13 69.23 27.8M
Merck MRK 26.41 27.00 26.35 26.77 27.7M
Home Depot HD 23.63 23.63 22.33 22.70 27.2M
AT&T Inc. T 24.22 24.83 24.01 24.63 26.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19.01 19.37 18.83 19.21 25.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 44.85 45.88 44.83 45.61 19.9M
Comcast CMCSA 14.34 14.83 13.98 14.19 18.6M
Apple AAPL 133.45 135.39 132.03 135.07 17.4M
Procter & Gamble PG 52.26 52.67 51.11 52.59 16.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 34.35 35.08 34.20 34.70 16.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 29.12 29.46 28.90 29.27 15.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49.51 49.79 48.92 49.55 15.4M
Altria MO 16.66 17.06 16.66 17.00 15.3M
Schlumberger SLB 54.05 56.88 53.22 56.35 13.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44.22 44.89 44.17 44.60 12.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 24.07 24.40 23.49 23.99 12.3M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 19.70 19.80 19.50 19.57 12.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 54.25 54.92 53.86 54.53 10.9M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 27.46 28.37 27.07 27.19 9.96M
Coca-Cola KO 46.65 47.20 46.36 46.90 9.47M
McDonald's MCD 57.89 58.60 57.40 58.13 8.4M
Pepsico PEP 50.25 51.30 50.16 51.02 7.96M
Gilead Sciences GILD 41.54 42.47 41.33 42.02 7.34M
International Business Machines IBM 103.34 105.14 102.68 104.69 6.13M
Alphabet GOOGL 408.68 411.62 404.61 410.40 5.33M
Visa V 66.29 66.99 65.75 66.50 5.05M
United Technologies UTX 51.86 52.57 50.95 52.38 5.01M
Amazon AMZN 77.70 79.10 75.88 77.65 4.94M
Union Pacific UNP 45.75 45.84 44.00 45.56 4.93M
Amgen AMGN 49.75 50.46 49.44 50.08 4.79M
Boeing BA 43.99 44.45 43.19 44.32 4.56M
3M MMM 56.24 56.88 55.23 56.55 3.93M
Chevron CVX 65.00 66.35 64.27 65.81 3.34M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2930.00 2963.00 2890.00 2900.00 32.1K
Exchange Rates of May 28, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 96.970 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.115 CAD 1 CAD = 0.897 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.085 CHF 1 CHF = 0.922 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.829 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 135.090 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.874 GBP 1 GBP = 1.144 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.776 AUD 1 AUD = 0.563 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.553 CAD 1 CAD = 0.644 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.512 CHF 1 CHF = 0.661 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.647 GBP 1 GBP = 1.545 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.314 AUD 1 AUD = 0.761 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.149 CAD 1 CAD = 0.870 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.119 CHF 1 CHF = 0.894 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.031 AUD 1 AUD = 0.492 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.776 CAD 1 CAD = 0.563 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.729 CHF 1 CHF = 0.579 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.867 CNY 1 CNY = 0.092 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.874 CAD 1 CAD = 1.145 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.851 CHF 1 CHF = 1.176 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.973 CHF 1 CHF = 1.028 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.126 CNY 1 CNY = 0.163 CAD

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