Financial news on January 30, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Former MTV Executive Will Lead Oprah Network

Christina Norman, a 17-year veteran of MTV Networks, will be chief executive of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Disney’s TV Unit Will Cut 400 Jobs

The move is part of a cost-cutting effort to deal with what it called “a weakening economy.” Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Shares in Nintendo and Toshiba Plunge After Industry Losses Posted

Sony and Toshiba reported losses for the last quarter and Nintendo lowered its profit forecast as the earnings season revealed the extent of the erosion in demand. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE12.7212.8012.0112.13111M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC19.3519.7518.3718.9097.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO15.9116.0914.9114.9775.3M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM25.8126.9824.6025.5174.9M
PfizerPFE15.0915.1214.5014.5868.7M
MicrosoftMSFT17.7417.7917.1017.1062.4M
ExxonMobilXOM78.2578.8976.0076.4851.9M
IntelINTC13.4513.5012.9012.9047M
AmazonAMZN57.4359.7457.2458.8239.8M
AT&T Inc.T24.7724.9524.2524.6238.1M
Procter & GamblePG56.5056.8454.2454.5035.1M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17.6217.7716.7916.8333.5M
AltriaMO16.9016.9916.5116.5427.8M
Home DepotHD22.2222.3521.3521.5327M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT55.0255.8354.7255.4425.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP47.9148.2947.2147.5324.9M
AppleAAPL92.6293.6290.0190.1323.3M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48.0048.3046.9247.1220.6M
ComcastCMCSA15.3515.6314.5714.6520.5M
ChevronCVX72.3072.7070.1870.5217.9M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30.4530.6529.6729.8717.7M
HP Inc.HPQ36.1336.3334.5034.7517.4M
MerckMRK28.9129.0028.3428.5516.4M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS21.3121.6520.5120.6815.5M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21.7821.9521.2521.4114.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ58.1858.3957.2557.6913.9M
Coca-ColaKO43.4443.6842.5342.7211.3M
SchlumbergerSLB42.9943.0040.4440.8110.1M
McDonald'sMCD58.5058.7357.3758.029.66M
International Business MachinesIBM92.2393.4891.2591.659.62M
AlphabetGOOGL344.69348.80336.00338.539.33M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH28.7628.9027.6628.339.33M
BoeingBA40.7642.4940.6342.319.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD51.0051.8150.6250.778.81M
AmgenAMGN54.6055.8154.5154.858.04M
3MMMM56.5956.8153.2953.797.62M
PepsicoPEP51.5051.8849.9850.237.58M
VisaV47.0549.3546.8649.357.58M
United TechnologiesUTX48.7449.8547.3547.996.78M
Union PacificUNP44.7545.0843.2643.794.95M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2915.003006.002837.002989.0033.3K
Exchange Rates of January 30, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 89.940 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.229 CAD1 CAD = 0.814 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.160 CHF1 CHF = 0.862 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.836 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 115.220 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.881 GBP1 GBP = 1.135 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 2.009 AUD1 AUD = 0.498 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.574 CAD1 CAD = 0.635 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.486 CHF1 CHF = 0.673 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.753 CNY1 CNY = 0.114 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.764 GBP1 GBP = 1.308 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.743 AUD1 AUD = 0.574 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.366 CAD1 CAD = 0.732 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.290 CHF1 CHF = 0.775 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.278 AUD1 AUD = 0.439 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.787 CAD1 CAD = 0.560 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.686 CHF1 CHF = 0.593 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.911 CNY1 CNY = 0.101 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.784 CAD1 CAD = 1.276 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.739 CHF1 CHF = 1.353 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.345 CNY1 CNY = 0.230 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.943 CHF1 CHF = 1.061 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.569 CNY1 CNY = 0.180 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 5.889 CNY1 CNY = 0.170 CHF

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