Financial news on December 29, 2008

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Online Piracy Menaces Pro Sports

After years of focusing on the pirating of highlight clips and photos on the Web, the major sports leagues are finding that pirated feeds of live games are now common. Read more..

By TIM ARANGO - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT19.1519.2118.6418.9658.5M
General ElectricGE15.9516.0015.3515.6655.9M
Cisco SystemsCSCO16.1616.2515.7316.0133.2M
IntelINTC14.2414.3513.9114.1331.9M
PfizerPFE17.1217.3017.0117.2931.8M
AppleAAPL86.5287.6285.0786.6124.5M
ExxonMobilXOM78.2878.5577.0978.0222.8M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM29.9930.0228.8029.7822.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17.3217.4017.0217.2221.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC27.8927.9127.3027.8321M
AT&T Inc.T28.0228.0827.3227.8617.1M
AltriaMO15.0715.1914.9115.1915.9M
ComcastCMCSA15.6015.6515.0615.5313.4M
MerckMRK29.1129.2527.9528.3013M
ConocoPhillipsCOP49.5149.9948.3149.0012.9M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY23.3923.3922.6322.9410.9M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ33.3533.4332.5833.1410.8M
HP Inc.HPQ35.3835.6334.9735.5810.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT55.3555.4054.5255.1110M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ58.5858.8857.3458.159.86M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53.1753.1751.5552.179.39M
ChevronCVX71.2571.7370.4171.558.99M
SchlumbergerSLB40.4041.4039.5040.918.59M
Procter & GamblePG60.7860.7859.4360.208.59M
Home DepotHD23.5423.7023.0023.368.46M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS22.1522.1521.1521.477.41M
AlphabetGOOGL300.22301.38291.58297.427.4M
Coca-ColaKO44.8644.8643.7244.416.98M
AmazonAMZN51.4351.7748.5649.406.51M
International Business MachinesIBM81.7281.7279.6881.256.06M
McDonald'sMCD60.9961.3759.7960.385.79M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH26.4126.4125.0825.575.51M
AmgenAMGN57.3657.5656.2756.875.24M
PepsicoPEP54.8155.0753.4254.074.71M
Gilead SciencesGILD50.7050.7049.1749.894.28M
United TechnologiesUTX50.9251.3350.3851.333.91M
BoeingBA40.3840.5539.5039.993.88M
VisaV53.0553.5951.9352.173.45M
Union PacificUNP46.8047.0244.9046.083.16M
3MMMM55.5556.0054.2655.373.04M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3140.003145.003040.003088.0025.4K
Exchange Rates of December 29, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90.650 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.220 CAD1 CAD = 0.820 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.061 CHF1 CHF = 0.942 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.846 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 126.270 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.967 GBP1 GBP = 1.034 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 2.032 AUD1 AUD = 0.492 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.699 CAD1 CAD = 0.589 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.479 CHF1 CHF = 0.676 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.557 CNY1 CNY = 0.105 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.765 GBP1 GBP = 1.307 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.609 AUD1 AUD = 0.622 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.345 CAD1 CAD = 0.743 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.171 CHF1 CHF = 0.854 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.100 AUD1 AUD = 0.476 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.756 CAD1 CAD = 0.569 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.528 CHF1 CHF = 0.654 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.876 CNY1 CNY = 0.101 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.835 CAD1 CAD = 1.197 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.727 CHF1 CHF = 1.375 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.698 CNY1 CNY = 0.213 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.870 CHF1 CHF = 1.150 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.610 CNY1 CNY = 0.178 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.461 CNY1 CNY = 0.155 CHF

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