Financial news on July 29, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Rorschach Cheat Sheet on Wikipedia?

Psychologists and Wikipedia users are at loggerheads over whether images used for Hermann Rorschach’s inkblot test should be available online. Read more..

By NOAM COHEN - The New York Times

Call to Curb Speculators in Energy

The top commodity market regulator said that the U.S. should consider limiting some energy futures trading. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

Hefty Fine Recommended for Former EADS Chief

The Financial Markets Authority recommended fines for seven executives, led by Noël Forgeard, but absolved the company's former co-chief, Thomas O. Enders, and 10 others. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK - International Herald Tribune

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE12,4412,4412,1112,2680M
MicrosoftMSFT23,7323,9123,3423,8073.6M
PfizerPFE16,0016,0815,6415,7560.9M
IntelINTC19,2919,4419,1119,4050.3M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC24,2924,7624,1624,3848.1M
Cisco SystemsCSCO21,8021,8721,5021,7233.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM37,7938,2437,4437,7729.9M
AT&T Inc.T25,4625,9725,4025,9527.1M
ConocoPhillipsCOP43,9043,9342,3742,8625.5M
ExxonMobilXOM71,0771,5870,3071,4324.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31,2632,0131,0931,9822.1M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22,1322,2821,8322,0121M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH28,5329,6028,2028,4117M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48,9249,5748,8049,3716.6M
ComcastCMCSA14,8615,0014,4614,5916.5M
MerckMRK30,0130,1429,5129,8715.9M
AppleAAPL158,90160,45158,25160,0313.6M
HP Inc.HPQ41,5342,2441,2442,1913.5M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21,0721,6321,0721,5913.1M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT45,3845,8745,1245,6913.1M
SchlumbergerSLB53,6353,8852,1652,4912.4M
Home DepotHD25,3725,6525,1225,3912M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS26,1826,6425,7825,8911.8M
AmgenAMGN62,6263,5062,3663,2311.8M
AltriaMO17,6017,7217,5017,6911M
ChevronCVX67,5067,8266,4667,1210.7M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60,7461,4460,6961,1610.5M
Procter & GamblePG55,5656,3755,5656,129.67M
Coca-ColaKO49,4249,9449,0949,289.06M
McDonald'sMCD56,2556,9656,2056,418M
AmazonAMZN84,4785,5083,5284,346.5M
VisaV66,6066,8965,7266,785.51M
Gilead SciencesGILD49,4049,9649,3949,815.41M
PepsicoPEP55,7756,4055,7556,335.4M
International Business MachinesIBM116,36117,28116,05117,265.1M
BoeingBA43,0043,5042,6443,375.08M
United TechnologiesUTX52,1453,3451,9553,204.83M
3MMMM69,3369,6768,3868,724.67M
Union PacificUNP55,6456,4854,6256,134.18M
AlphabetGOOGL437,23437,80431,89436,243.97M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3129,003129,003106,503121,0033.9K
Exchange Rates of July 29, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 95,060 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,091 CAD1 CAD = 0,917 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,088 CHF1 CHF = 0,919 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,832 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 133,390 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,857 GBP1 GBP = 1,166 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,717 AUD1 AUD = 0,582 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,531 CAD1 CAD = 0,653 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,527 CHF1 CHF = 0,655 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,591 CNY1 CNY = 0,104 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,642 GBP1 GBP = 1,557 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,287 AUD1 AUD = 0,777 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,147 CAD1 CAD = 0,872 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,144 CHF1 CHF = 0,874 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,003 AUD1 AUD = 0,499 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,785 CAD1 CAD = 0,560 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,781 CHF1 CHF = 0,562 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11,174 CNY1 CNY = 0,089 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,891 CAD1 CAD = 1,122 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,889 CHF1 CHF = 1,125 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5,584 CNY1 CNY = 0,179 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,997 CHF1 CHF = 1,003 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,265 CNY1 CNY = 0,160 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,279 CNY1 CNY = 0,159 CHF

See what else happened on July 29, 2009