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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 12,44 12,44 12,11 12,26 80M
Microsoft MSFT 23,73 23,91 23,34 23,80 73.6M
Pfizer PFE 16,00 16,08 15,64 15,75 60.9M
Intel INTC 19,29 19,44 19,11 19,40 50.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 24,29 24,76 24,16 24,38 48.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21,80 21,87 21,50 21,72 33.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 37,79 38,24 37,44 37,77 29.9M
AT&T Inc. T 25,46 25,97 25,40 25,95 27.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 43,90 43,93 42,37 42,86 25.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 71,07 71,58 70,30 71,43 24.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,26 32,01 31,09 31,98 22.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22,13 22,28 21,83 22,01 21M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28,53 29,60 28,20 28,41 17M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48,92 49,57 48,80 49,37 16.6M
Comcast CMCSA 14,86 15,00 14,46 14,59 16.5M
Merck MRK 30,01 30,14 29,51 29,87 15.9M
Apple AAPL 158,90 160,45 158,25 160,03 13.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 41,53 42,24 41,24 42,19 13.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21,07 21,63 21,07 21,59 13.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45,38 45,87 45,12 45,69 13.1M
Schlumberger SLB 53,63 53,88 52,16 52,49 12.4M
Home Depot HD 25,37 25,65 25,12 25,39 12M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 26,18 26,64 25,78 25,89 11.8M
Amgen AMGN 62,62 63,50 62,36 63,23 11.8M
Altria MO 17,60 17,72 17,50 17,69 11M
Chevron CVX 67,50 67,82 66,46 67,12 10.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60,74 61,44 60,69 61,16 10.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 55,56 56,37 55,56 56,12 9.67M
Coca-Cola KO 49,42 49,94 49,09 49,28 9.06M
McDonald's MCD 56,25 56,96 56,20 56,41 8M
Amazon AMZN 84,47 85,50 83,52 84,34 6.5M
Visa V 66,60 66,89 65,72 66,78 5.51M
Gilead Sciences GILD 49,40 49,96 49,39 49,81 5.41M
Pepsico PEP 55,77 56,40 55,75 56,33 5.4M
International Business Machines IBM 116,36 117,28 116,05 117,26 5.1M
Boeing BA 43,00 43,50 42,64 43,37 5.08M
United Technologies UTX 52,14 53,34 51,95 53,20 4.83M
3M MMM 69,33 69,67 68,38 68,72 4.67M
Union Pacific UNP 55,64 56,48 54,62 56,13 4.18M
Alphabet GOOGL 437,23 437,80 431,89 436,24 3.97M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3129,00 3129,00 3106,50 3121,00 33.9K
Exchange Rates of July 29, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 95,060 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,091 CAD 1 CAD = 0,917 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,088 CHF 1 CHF = 0,919 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,832 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 133,390 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,857 GBP 1 GBP = 1,166 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,717 AUD 1 AUD = 0,582 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,531 CAD 1 CAD = 0,653 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,527 CHF 1 CHF = 0,655 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,591 CNY 1 CNY = 0,104 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,642 GBP 1 GBP = 1,557 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,287 AUD 1 AUD = 0,777 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,147 CAD 1 CAD = 0,872 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,144 CHF 1 CHF = 0,874 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,003 AUD 1 AUD = 0,499 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,785 CAD 1 CAD = 0,560 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,781 CHF 1 CHF = 0,562 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11,174 CNY 1 CNY = 0,089 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,891 CAD 1 CAD = 1,122 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,889 CHF 1 CHF = 1,125 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,584 CNY 1 CNY = 0,179 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,997 CHF 1 CHF = 1,003 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,265 CNY 1 CNY = 0,160 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,279 CNY 1 CNY = 0,159 CHF

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