Financial news on August 29, 2011

Business and Financial news
A Logistical Snarl for Airlines in Trying to Rebook Fliers

Many passengers are trying to rebook flights into a system that is already packed with pre-Labor Day travelers. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

At 35,000 Feet, a Russian Image Problem

The Superjet is modern and has foreign partners, but it is up against perceptions about Russian air safety. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

A Wine Brand Creates a New Theme to Help Spur Growth

The new campaign for Yellow Tail promotes the brand as the go-to wine, the default option for anyone seeking an everyday wine. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Economic Adviser Pick Is Known as Labor Expert

President Obama nominated Alan B. Krueger, an economist on the job market. Read more..

By JACKIE CALMES - The New York Times

Finland Could Upend Fragile Consensus on Greece

Finland could upend an agreement that euro zone countries made in July to expand the European Union bailout fund. Read more..

By JACK EWING AND LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

Morning Take-Out

Highlights from the DealBook newsletter. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

News From the Advertising Industry

Account assignments, executive appointments and miscellaneous news from advertising agencies. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Wireless Phone Networks Stood Up Well to Hurricane

Even in cases where people were without power, many were still able to communicate, thanks to battery-powered mobile devices. Read more..

By JENNA WORTHAM and JOSHUA BRUSTEIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE15.7916.0615.7516.0447.8M
PfizerPFE18.7618.9518.6118.8846.9M
IntelINTC19.9420.3119.8320.3040.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO15.5115.7615.4015.7439.2M
MicrosoftMSFT25.5325.8625.3725.8438.9M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC24.9125.4524.9025.4229M
Oracle Corp.ORCL27.0527.9627.0227.9128.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM36.8237.6436.4737.6427.9M
AT&T Inc.T29.3529.4729.1629.2623.3M
HP Inc.HPQ24.9526.1524.9026.1223.1M
ExxonMobilXOM73.3374.2272.9874.1219M
PepsicoPEP63.7164.2163.5464.1618.8M
Home DepotHD34.4834.4833.8033.9914.7M
AppleAAPL388.18391.50388.00389.9714.5M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ36.0536.2535.8136.1413.4M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64.6465.9264.5665.8612.9M
ComcastCMCSA20.8221.2620.6621.2412.8M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY29.3029.4229.1029.2912.8M
MerckMRK32.0832.5732.0832.4611.5M
General MotorsGM23.3023.9623.2723.7910.6M
ConocoPhillipsCOP66.6867.8466.5867.7810.5M
ChevronCVX98.2898.7696.5898.749.72M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT50.5851.2450.4451.219.57M
AltriaMO26.5626.8026.5026.789.21M
Procter & GamblePG62.7863.2962.7863.099.15M
Coca-ColaKO68.9669.8568.8769.738.83M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53.1153.4453.0053.198.48M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS32.7233.1732.6133.168.4M
SchlumbergerSLB76.4177.3775.5477.257.02M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B70.9972.8370.7772.606.85M
McDonald'sMCD90.6090.8290.0790.796.26M
Gilead SciencesGILD39.0039.8038.6139.795.52M
International Business MachinesIBM170.58172.72170.36172.625.29M
AmgenAMGN54.3255.1454.0454.794.85M
AlphabetGOOGL534.56539.45533.56539.084.67M
VisaV86.9887.9386.0786.584.64M
AmazonAMZN202.82206.67202.55206.534.51M
BoeingBA63.9964.7863.6064.604.3M
United TechnologiesUTX72.6874.0272.6473.874.06M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH46.2446.8345.9746.764.04M
3MMMM81.3082.2380.9082.103.47M
Union PacificUNP90.2290.8889.5190.842.58M
Exchange Rates of August 29, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 76.850 JPY1 JPY = 0.013 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0.976 CAD1 CAD = 1.024 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.816 CHF1 CHF = 1.225 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.382 CNY1 CNY = 0.157 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 111.540 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.884 GBP1 GBP = 1.131 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.360 AUD1 AUD = 0.735 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.417 CAD1 CAD = 0.706 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.184 CHF1 CHF = 0.844 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.262 CNY1 CNY = 0.108 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.793 GBP1 GBP = 1.262 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.219 AUD1 AUD = 0.820 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.270 CAD1 CAD = 0.787 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.062 CHF1 CHF = 0.942 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.538 AUD1 AUD = 0.650 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.603 CAD1 CAD = 0.624 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.340 CHF1 CHF = 0.746 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.473 CNY1 CNY = 0.095 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 1.042 CAD1 CAD = 0.960 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.870 CHF1 CHF = 1.150 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.806 CNY1 CNY = 0.147 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.836 CHF1 CHF = 1.197 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.535 CNY1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 7.820 CNY1 CNY = 0.128 CHF

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