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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 15.79 16.06 15.75 16.04 47.8M
Pfizer PFE 18.76 18.95 18.61 18.88 46.9M
Intel INTC 19.94 20.31 19.83 20.30 40.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 15.51 15.76 15.40 15.74 39.2M
Microsoft MSFT 25.53 25.86 25.37 25.84 38.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 24.91 25.45 24.90 25.42 29M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 27.05 27.96 27.02 27.91 28.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 36.82 37.64 36.47 37.64 27.9M
AT&T Inc. T 29.35 29.47 29.16 29.26 23.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 24.95 26.15 24.90 26.12 23.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 73.33 74.22 72.98 74.12 19M
Pepsico PEP 63.71 64.21 63.54 64.16 18.8M
Home Depot HD 34.48 34.48 33.80 33.99 14.7M
Apple AAPL 388.18 391.50 388.00 389.97 14.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 36.05 36.25 35.81 36.14 13.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.64 65.92 64.56 65.86 12.9M
Comcast CMCSA 20.82 21.26 20.66 21.24 12.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29.30 29.42 29.10 29.29 12.8M
Merck MRK 32.08 32.57 32.08 32.46 11.5M
General Motors GM 23.30 23.96 23.27 23.79 10.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 66.68 67.84 66.58 67.78 10.5M
Chevron CVX 98.28 98.76 96.58 98.74 9.72M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 50.58 51.24 50.44 51.21 9.57M
Altria MO 26.56 26.80 26.50 26.78 9.21M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.78 63.29 62.78 63.09 9.15M
Coca-Cola KO 68.96 69.85 68.87 69.73 8.83M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53.11 53.44 53.00 53.19 8.48M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32.72 33.17 32.61 33.16 8.4M
Schlumberger SLB 76.41 77.37 75.54 77.25 7.02M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 70.99 72.83 70.77 72.60 6.85M
McDonald's MCD 90.60 90.82 90.07 90.79 6.26M
Gilead Sciences GILD 39.00 39.80 38.61 39.79 5.52M
International Business Machines IBM 170.58 172.72 170.36 172.62 5.29M
Amgen AMGN 54.32 55.14 54.04 54.79 4.85M
Alphabet GOOGL 534.56 539.45 533.56 539.08 4.67M
Visa V 86.98 87.93 86.07 86.58 4.64M
Amazon AMZN 202.82 206.67 202.55 206.53 4.51M
Boeing BA 63.99 64.78 63.60 64.60 4.3M
United Technologies UTX 72.68 74.02 72.64 73.87 4.06M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 46.24 46.83 45.97 46.76 4.04M
3M MMM 81.30 82.23 80.90 82.10 3.47M
Union Pacific UNP 90.22 90.88 89.51 90.84 2.58M
Exchange Rates of August 29, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 76.850 JPY 1 JPY = 0.013 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0.976 CAD 1 CAD = 1.024 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.816 CHF 1 CHF = 1.225 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.382 CNY 1 CNY = 0.157 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 111.540 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.884 GBP 1 GBP = 1.131 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.360 AUD 1 AUD = 0.735 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.417 CAD 1 CAD = 0.706 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.184 CHF 1 CHF = 0.844 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.262 CNY 1 CNY = 0.108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.793 GBP 1 GBP = 1.262 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.219 AUD 1 AUD = 0.820 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.270 CAD 1 CAD = 0.787 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.062 CHF 1 CHF = 0.942 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.538 AUD 1 AUD = 0.650 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.603 CAD 1 CAD = 0.624 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.340 CHF 1 CHF = 0.746 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.473 CNY 1 CNY = 0.095 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.042 CAD 1 CAD = 0.960 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.870 CHF 1 CHF = 1.150 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.806 CNY 1 CNY = 0.147 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.836 CHF 1 CHF = 1.197 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.535 CNY 1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 7.820 CNY 1 CNY = 0.128 CHF

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