Financial news on April 29, 2009

Business and Financial news
A New Plan to Help Modify Second Mortgages

The Treasury will offer incentives to lenders to modify or forgive second mortgages. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

Holdouts Jeopardize Debt Plan for Chrysler

The Treasury Department has told the lenders that they must accept $2 billion in cash to eliminate about $6.9 billion in secured debt by a deadline on Thursday. Read more..

By BILL VLASIC - The New York Times

Media Drumbeat Amplifies Coverage of Flu Outbreak

In meeting the demands of the 24-hour cycle and the Internet, experts say the news media must strike a balance between being thorough and risking panic. Read more..

By TIM ARANGO and BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Navy Boot Camp Stays in Revamp Mode

The Great Lakes Naval Station has been on a $770 million construction kick for more than a decade, and is already planning another effort to renovate the original sector of the base. Read more..

By LONG HWA-SHU - The New York Times

USA Today Names New Publisher and Editor

USA Today, the nation’s largest newspaper by circulation, named a new publisher and new editor. Read more..

By TIM ARANGO - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 19,84 20,69 19,35 19,97 143M
General Electric GE 12,17 12,57 12,11 12,22 102M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 33,44 34,56 33,25 34,48 84.7M
Microsoft MSFT 20,11 20,89 20,06 20,25 79.3M
Pfizer PFE 13,35 13,60 13,15 13,43 78.2M
Intel INTC 15,20 15,55 15,07 15,35 60.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 18,83 19,53 18,73 19,25 48.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48,85 51,10 48,50 50,45 34.3M
AT&T Inc. T 25,90 26,09 25,35 25,52 33.4M
Comcast CMCSA 14,35 15,34 14,35 15,24 31.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 67,32 68,63 67,11 68,44 29M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19,46 19,80 19,41 19,60 28.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 19,68 21,43 19,47 21,01 28.3M
Merck MRK 23,23 24,06 23,15 23,90 27.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 19,70 19,73 18,83 19,15 22.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,05 31,25 30,15 30,41 21.5M
Home Depot HD 26,27 26,85 26,02 26,34 21.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 51,05 51,09 50,12 51,03 18.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 41,05 42,00 40,74 41,51 18.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 43,13 43,18 42,39 42,62 16.9M
Apple AAPL 124,85 126,85 123,83 125,14 16.4M
Pepsico PEP 50,16 51,22 50,16 50,45 15.1M
Altria MO 17,06 17,10 16,79 16,82 15M
Visa V 61,89 63,74 61,51 63,51 14.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 35,58 37,00 35,49 36,45 14M
Chevron CVX 66,60 67,71 66,09 67,56 11.7M
Procter & Gamble PG 49,91 50,97 49,82 50,42 11.4M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 24,05 24,25 23,27 23,87 11.3M
Coca-Cola KO 42,37 43,09 42,36 42,71 10.2M
International Business Machines IBM 101,98 105,00 101,67 104,04 9.78M
Amazon AMZN 82,99 82,99 79,26 79,79 9.74M
Schlumberger SLB 48,20 50,46 48,20 50,03 9.56M
McDonald's MCD 55,09 55,18 54,20 54,41 8.89M
Boeing BA 39,09 40,73 39,02 40,55 7.78M
Alphabet GOOGL 385,97 394,97 385,83 391,47 7.21M
Gilead Sciences GILD 48,01 48,20 46,69 46,96 6.93M
Union Pacific UNP 47,60 49,90 47,57 48,92 6.08M
Amgen AMGN 50,68 51,76 50,32 51,03 5.55M
United Technologies UTX 48,47 49,66 48,15 48,91 5.53M
3M MMM 57,00 57,94 56,78 57,52 4.62M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2950,00 3073,50 2930,50 3073,50 52.2K
Exchange Rates of April 29, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 97,630 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,205 CAD 1 CAD = 0,830 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,137 CHF 1 CHF = 0,880 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,824 CNY 1 CNY = 0,147 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 129,400 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,898 GBP 1 GBP = 1,114 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,831 AUD 1 AUD = 0,546 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,596 CAD 1 CAD = 0,626 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,507 CHF 1 CHF = 0,664 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,048 CNY 1 CNY = 0,111 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,694 GBP 1 GBP = 1,441 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,414 AUD 1 AUD = 0,707 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,233 CAD 1 CAD = 0,811 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,164 CHF 1 CHF = 0,859 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,038 AUD 1 AUD = 0,491 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,778 CAD 1 CAD = 0,563 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,677 CHF 1 CHF = 0,596 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,871 CAD 1 CAD = 1,148 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,822 CHF 1 CHF = 1,216 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4,943 CNY 1 CNY = 0,202 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,943 CHF 1 CHF = 1,060 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,670 CNY 1 CNY = 0,176 CAD

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