Financial news on September 28, 2009

Business and Financial news
At an Industry Event, a Sense That the Gloom Is Lifting

A look back at Advertising Week in New York, with industry schmoozing and inductions into a hall of fame. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT and STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

Cuts Meet a Culture of Spending at Condé Nast

With caviar and $1,000 nightly expense limits, cost-cutting has not been the same as at other publishers. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

Disney Demonstrates E-Reader

Disney plans to introduce a Web site that features electronic replicas of its books for children, at varying reading levels. Read more..

None None - The New York Times

Overseas, Sedate Affiliates Give CNBC a Lift

Distinct foreign versions in places like the Middle East have helped the network make money for NBC Universal. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Sprint Banks on WiMax to Win Back Market Share

The next generation of mobile technology promises to deliver faster Internet service, and Sprint is aiming to be first on the scene. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

The Moguls of Mirage, Now Muted

They have mystical reputations for lording over huge media conglomerates and our cultural consciousness. But this has little to do with their ability to return value to their shareholders. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE16.4716.9116.4416.7673.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.2923.8723.2723.6168.9M
MicrosoftMSFT25.6026.1625.6025.8344.4M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT49.1549.6948.4948.5838.6M
IntelINTC19.4119.9319.4019.7437.8M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC28.3128.9028.0128.9031.3M
PfizerPFE16.4416.7416.4116.5729.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20.8721.3420.8321.1728.4M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43.9744.8343.6944.8125.8M
AT&T Inc.T27.1427.6027.1027.4323.4M
HP Inc.HPQ46.9748.0046.8547.8816.7M
ComcastCMCSA16.8217.0516.7417.0416.1M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT49.6049.7049.3349.5014.8M
MerckMRK31.2132.4231.0232.0314.3M
AltriaMO17.5817.7617.5017.6714.3M
ExxonMobilXOM68.8169.8568.6469.5913.3M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30.0930.4230.0330.3512.4M
AppleAAPL183.87186.68183.33186.1512.1M
ConocoPhillipsCOP45.2245.8945.1945.6911.2M
Procter & GamblePG58.2158.6658.0158.169.01M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH25.4426.0925.3625.808.8M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.7061.5460.4561.278.72M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS27.7728.3827.7228.238.63M
International Business MachinesIBM120.52122.00118.94119.338.25M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.5322.9822.4522.698.16M
McDonald'sMCD57.2457.6757.0857.177.78M
Coca-ColaKO53.0353.6352.9053.137.6M
Home DepotHD26.9527.4326.9027.266.86M
ChevronCVX70.7971.9770.5571.706.02M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.0747.4946.0047.085.94M
United TechnologiesUTX61.9062.1561.5661.645.37M
BoeingBA51.8253.3451.7653.074.92M
AmgenAMGN60.3361.4860.3360.454.64M
VisaV71.1071.8570.5171.144.59M
PepsicoPEP58.9559.4958.6259.034.09M
AlphabetGOOGL494.84501.50493.30498.533.67M
SchlumbergerSLB59.3160.7959.0560.533.65M
AmazonAMZN91.0492.8190.6092.213.51M
3MMMM73.9375.4173.9375.012.39M
Union PacificUNP60.1760.6659.4160.291.95M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3286.003304.003269.003291.0027.4K
Exchange Rates of September 28, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 89.680 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.085 CAD1 CAD = 0.921 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.033 CHF1 CHF = 0.968 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.828 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 131.060 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.920 GBP1 GBP = 1.087 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.675 AUD1 AUD = 0.597 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.586 CAD1 CAD = 0.630 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.509 CHF1 CHF = 0.663 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.980 CNY1 CNY = 0.100 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.702 GBP1 GBP = 1.425 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.277 AUD1 AUD = 0.783 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.210 CAD1 CAD = 0.827 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.151 CHF1 CHF = 0.869 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.819 AUD1 AUD = 0.550 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.724 CAD1 CAD = 0.580 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.640 CHF1 CHF = 0.610 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.829 CNY1 CNY = 0.092 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.947 CAD1 CAD = 1.056 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.901 CHF1 CHF = 1.110 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.955 CNY1 CNY = 0.168 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.951 CHF1 CHF = 1.051 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.291 CNY1 CNY = 0.159 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.612 CNY1 CNY = 0.151 CHF

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