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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 12.72 12.80 12.01 12.13 111M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 19.35 19.75 18.37 18.90 97.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 15.91 16.09 14.91 14.97 75.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 25.81 26.98 24.60 25.51 74.9M
Pfizer PFE 15.09 15.12 14.50 14.58 68.7M
Microsoft MSFT 17.74 17.79 17.10 17.10 62.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 78.25 78.89 76.00 76.48 51.9M
Intel INTC 13.45 13.50 12.90 12.90 47M
Amazon AMZN 57.43 59.74 57.24 58.82 39.8M
AT&T Inc. T 24.77 24.95 24.25 24.62 38.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 56.50 56.84 54.24 54.50 35.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17.62 17.77 16.79 16.83 33.5M
Altria MO 16.90 16.99 16.51 16.54 27.8M
Home Depot HD 22.22 22.35 21.35 21.53 27M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55.02 55.83 54.72 55.44 25.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 47.91 48.29 47.21 47.53 24.9M
Apple AAPL 92.62 93.62 90.01 90.13 23.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.00 48.30 46.92 47.12 20.6M
Comcast CMCSA 15.35 15.63 14.57 14.65 20.5M
Chevron CVX 72.30 72.70 70.18 70.52 17.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 30.45 30.65 29.67 29.87 17.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 36.13 36.33 34.50 34.75 17.4M
Merck MRK 28.91 29.00 28.34 28.55 16.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 21.31 21.65 20.51 20.68 15.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21.78 21.95 21.25 21.41 14.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 58.18 58.39 57.25 57.69 13.9M
Coca-Cola KO 43.44 43.68 42.53 42.72 11.3M
Schlumberger SLB 42.99 43.00 40.44 40.81 10.1M
McDonald's MCD 58.50 58.73 57.37 58.02 9.66M
International Business Machines IBM 92.23 93.48 91.25 91.65 9.62M
Alphabet GOOGL 344.69 348.80 336.00 338.53 9.33M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28.76 28.90 27.66 28.33 9.33M
Boeing BA 40.76 42.49 40.63 42.31 9.1M
Gilead Sciences GILD 51.00 51.81 50.62 50.77 8.81M
Amgen AMGN 54.60 55.81 54.51 54.85 8.04M
3M MMM 56.59 56.81 53.29 53.79 7.62M
Pepsico PEP 51.50 51.88 49.98 50.23 7.58M
Visa V 47.05 49.35 46.86 49.35 7.58M
United Technologies UTX 48.74 49.85 47.35 47.99 6.78M
Union Pacific UNP 44.75 45.08 43.26 43.79 4.95M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2915.00 3006.00 2837.00 2989.00 33.3K
Exchange Rates of January 30, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89.940 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.229 CAD 1 CAD = 0.814 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.160 CHF 1 CHF = 0.862 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.836 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 115.220 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.881 GBP 1 GBP = 1.135 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 2.009 AUD 1 AUD = 0.498 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.574 CAD 1 CAD = 0.635 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.486 CHF 1 CHF = 0.673 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.753 CNY 1 CNY = 0.114 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.764 GBP 1 GBP = 1.308 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.743 AUD 1 AUD = 0.574 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.366 CAD 1 CAD = 0.732 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.290 CHF 1 CHF = 0.775 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.278 AUD 1 AUD = 0.439 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.787 CAD 1 CAD = 0.560 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.686 CHF 1 CHF = 0.593 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.911 CNY 1 CNY = 0.101 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.784 CAD 1 CAD = 1.276 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.739 CHF 1 CHF = 1.353 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.345 CNY 1 CNY = 0.230 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.943 CHF 1 CHF = 1.061 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.569 CNY 1 CNY = 0.180 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5.889 CNY 1 CNY = 0.170 CHF

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