Financial news on July 30, 2010

Business and Financial news
Added to the Recall List: Millions of Frozen Mice

Salmonella outbreaks that sickened more than 400 in the U.S. and Britain have been traced to mice sold as food for exotic pets. Read more..

By WILLIAM NEUMAN - The New York Times

Asia Stocks Fall as Data Takes Shine Off Earnings

Asian markets fell on Friday, overlooking strong earnings from some of the region’s biggest companies as Japanese shares tumbled on dour economic figures and a strong yen. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

A Tangled Web for the Wyly Brothers

White Collar Watch examines the issues and problems that the Securities and Exchange Commission faces in its case against the billionaire Wyly brothers, who are accused of securities fraud and insider trading. Read more..

By PETER J. HENNING - The New York Times

Exxon Shares Have Fallen Too Much

Disgruntled investors have wiped more than $40 billion off the value of Exxon Mobil since its splurge on the gas giant XTO Energy. Read more..

By CHRISTOPHER SWANN and NEIL UNMACK - The New York Times

Glaciation Products

A sparkling Saturday puzzle. Read more..

By PATRICK MERRELL - The New York Times

Michael Batterberry, Influential Food Editor, Dies at 78

Mr. Batterberry was a food writer and historian who founded two influential magazines, Food & Wine and Food Arts. Read more..

By MARGALIT FOX - The New York Times

More Spending Is Needed on Weapons Systems, Panel Says

A report said the military is not preparing to counter possible threats from abroad as it focuses on Afghanistan. Read more..

By CHRISTOPHER DREW - The New York Times

Profit Beats Estimates At Motorola

Strong demand for a line of smartphones using Google’s Android operating system helped sales. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Republicans Block Bill to Aid Small Business

Senate Republicans on Thursday rejected a bill to aid small businesses with expanded loan programs and tax breaks, in a procedural blockade that underscored how fiercely determined the party’s leaders are to deny Democrats any further legislative accomplishments ahead of November’s midterm elections. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Rich I.P.O. Brings Controversy to SKS Microfinance

The founder and early investors in the microlender will reap millions from the share deal, but it was unclear how donors would benefit. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT25.7525.8425.3525.8183.5M
IntelINTC20.7720.9220.5820.6067.4M
General ElectricGE15.9216.2415.9116.1260.1M
Oracle Corp.ORCL23.5723.8423.4023.6448.3M
PfizerPFE15.0215.1314.8815.0044M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.0223.4022.8823.0742.2M
ExxonMobilXOM60.1560.5159.6059.6829.4M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC27.2727.9927.2527.7327.5M
ComcastCMCSA18.8519.7118.8319.4727M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM39.7240.6939.7240.2826.4M
AT&T Inc.T25.8026.1025.7925.9425.6M
MerckMRK34.3534.6333.8234.4621.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ28.6129.2428.6129.0619.1M
ChevronCVX75.1576.3774.8976.2117M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT48.7249.3648.3049.0816.3M
AppleAAPL255.89259.70254.90257.2516M
ConocoPhillipsCOP54.1055.7753.8955.2215.9M
Home DepotHD27.7528.5627.6328.5114.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT50.6151.2550.5051.1913.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ57.6358.3657.2758.0913M
HP Inc.HPQ45.9846.6245.7146.0412.6M
Procter & GamblePG61.1661.5360.8261.1611.9M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24.9825.1324.7824.9211.4M
Gilead SciencesGILD33.1233.6933.0933.3211M
AltriaMO21.8822.2521.8222.1610.5M
SchlumbergerSLB58.9160.0058.7259.668.9M
Coca-ColaKO54.7155.2954.4355.118.34M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS33.3733.8833.0233.697.8M
VisaV71.5973.6371.3773.357.7M
AmgenAMGN53.2155.0452.4354.537.21M
AmazonAMZN115.53118.74114.51117.897.08M
BoeingBA66.6168.3866.4768.146.02M
International Business MachinesIBM127.43128.98127.04128.406.02M
McDonald'sMCD68.9269.9868.5969.735.99M
PepsicoPEP64.4565.1864.3164.915.34M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH30.2030.6829.9430.454.89M
3MMMM85.5086.3584.8685.544.74M
United TechnologiesUTX70.5671.5069.7971.104.73M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B77.2978.4477.2978.124.68M
AlphabetGOOGL479.65487.36479.14484.854.28M
Union PacificUNP73.3475.1372.8174.672.8M
Exchange Rates of July 30, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 86.460 JPY1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.029 CAD1 CAD = 0.972 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.041 CHF1 CHF = 0.961 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.775 CNY1 CNY = 0.148 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 112.850 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.832 GBP1 GBP = 1.203 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.443 AUD1 AUD = 0.693 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.344 CAD1 CAD = 0.744 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.358 CHF1 CHF = 0.736 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.841 CNY1 CNY = 0.113 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.737 GBP1 GBP = 1.357 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.278 AUD1 AUD = 0.782 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.190 CAD1 CAD = 0.840 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.204 CHF1 CHF = 0.830 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.734 AUD1 AUD = 0.577 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.614 CAD1 CAD = 0.620 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.633 CHF1 CHF = 0.613 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.614 CNY1 CNY = 0.094 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.930 CAD1 CAD = 1.076 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.941 CHF1 CHF = 1.063 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.126 CNY1 CNY = 0.163 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.011 CHF1 CHF = 0.989 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.583 CNY1 CNY = 0.152 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.509 CNY1 CNY = 0.154 CHF

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