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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 19.15 19.21 18.64 18.96 58.5M
General Electric GE 15.95 16.00 15.35 15.66 55.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 16.16 16.25 15.73 16.01 33.2M
Intel INTC 14.24 14.35 13.91 14.13 31.9M
Pfizer PFE 17.12 17.30 17.01 17.29 31.8M
Apple AAPL 86.52 87.62 85.07 86.61 24.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 78.28 78.55 77.09 78.02 22.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 29.99 30.02 28.80 29.78 22.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17.32 17.40 17.02 17.22 21.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27.89 27.91 27.30 27.83 21M
AT&T Inc. T 28.02 28.08 27.32 27.86 17.1M
Altria MO 15.07 15.19 14.91 15.19 15.9M
Comcast CMCSA 15.60 15.65 15.06 15.53 13.4M
Merck MRK 29.11 29.25 27.95 28.30 13M
ConocoPhillips COP 49.51 49.99 48.31 49.00 12.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 23.39 23.39 22.63 22.94 10.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 33.35 33.43 32.58 33.14 10.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 35.38 35.63 34.97 35.58 10.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 55.35 55.40 54.52 55.11 10M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 58.58 58.88 57.34 58.15 9.86M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.17 53.17 51.55 52.17 9.39M
Chevron CVX 71.25 71.73 70.41 71.55 8.99M
Schlumberger SLB 40.40 41.40 39.50 40.91 8.59M
Procter & Gamble PG 60.78 60.78 59.43 60.20 8.59M
Home Depot HD 23.54 23.70 23.00 23.36 8.46M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 22.15 22.15 21.15 21.47 7.41M
Alphabet GOOGL 300.22 301.38 291.58 297.42 7.4M
Coca-Cola KO 44.86 44.86 43.72 44.41 6.98M
Amazon AMZN 51.43 51.77 48.56 49.40 6.51M
International Business Machines IBM 81.72 81.72 79.68 81.25 6.06M
McDonald's MCD 60.99 61.37 59.79 60.38 5.79M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 26.41 26.41 25.08 25.57 5.51M
Amgen AMGN 57.36 57.56 56.27 56.87 5.24M
Pepsico PEP 54.81 55.07 53.42 54.07 4.71M
Gilead Sciences GILD 50.70 50.70 49.17 49.89 4.28M
United Technologies UTX 50.92 51.33 50.38 51.33 3.91M
Boeing BA 40.38 40.55 39.50 39.99 3.88M
Visa V 53.05 53.59 51.93 52.17 3.45M
Union Pacific UNP 46.80 47.02 44.90 46.08 3.16M
3M MMM 55.55 56.00 54.26 55.37 3.04M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3140.00 3145.00 3040.00 3088.00 25.4K
Exchange Rates of December 29, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 90.650 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.220 CAD 1 CAD = 0.820 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.061 CHF 1 CHF = 0.942 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.846 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 126.270 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.967 GBP 1 GBP = 1.034 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 2.032 AUD 1 AUD = 0.492 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.699 CAD 1 CAD = 0.589 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.479 CHF 1 CHF = 0.676 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.557 CNY 1 CNY = 0.105 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.765 GBP 1 GBP = 1.307 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.609 AUD 1 AUD = 0.622 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.345 CAD 1 CAD = 0.743 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.171 CHF 1 CHF = 0.854 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.100 AUD 1 AUD = 0.476 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.756 CAD 1 CAD = 0.569 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.528 CHF 1 CHF = 0.654 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.876 CNY 1 CNY = 0.101 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.835 CAD 1 CAD = 1.197 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.727 CHF 1 CHF = 1.375 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.698 CNY 1 CNY = 0.213 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.870 CHF 1 CHF = 1.150 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.610 CNY 1 CNY = 0.178 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.461 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 CHF

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