Financial news on March 30, 2009

Business and Financial news
Cable Mounts a Drive for Broadband in Europe

Cable companies in Europe, minor players in the initial wave of broadband Internet, are catching up. Read more..

By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN - International Herald Tribune

Fox News’s Mad, Apocalyptic, Tearful Rising Star

Glenn Beck’s show has become wildly popular with a mix of moral lessons and outrage. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER and BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 10.33 11.17 9.78 9.93 154M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 14.70 15.12 13.37 13.37 148M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 25.67 26.37 24.78 24.85 105M
Pfizer PFE 13.88 14.04 13.55 13.70 59.8M
Intel INTC 15.09 15.10 14.48 14.72 55.4M
Microsoft MSFT 17.74 17.76 17.27 17.48 49.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 16.57 16.57 16.08 16.31 45.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17.66 17.70 17.25 17.66 33.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 68.54 68.85 67.58 68.63 32.2M
AT&T Inc. T 25.49 25.69 24.88 25.16 30.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 46.69 48.12 46.65 47.89 29.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 32.26 32.40 31.48 32.12 28.5M
Comcast CMCSA 14.27 14.33 13.53 13.65 23.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 39.37 39.40 38.25 39.02 22.2M
Home Depot HD 23.24 23.46 22.66 23.38 21.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 30.22 30.39 29.71 30.22 21.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.34 21.46 20.34 21.02 21.2M
Apple AAPL 104.51 105.01 102.61 104.49 18M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 52.00 52.16 51.26 51.76 16.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 52.54 53.46 52.36 53.01 15.7M
Merck MRK 26.78 26.90 26.14 26.55 14.5M
Chevron CVX 67.54 67.89 65.96 66.80 14.3M
Altria MO 16.34 16.74 16.16 16.38 13.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 18.12 18.26 17.54 17.85 13.2M
Schlumberger SLB 42.20 42.57 40.48 41.12 12.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 48.04 48.10 46.57 47.28 12.7M
Gilead Sciences GILD 43.91 45.64 43.62 45.62 11.5M
Coca-Cola KO 44.50 44.66 43.43 43.92 11.5M
International Business Machines IBM 92.00 94.74 91.80 94.52 11M
Boeing BA 36.63 36.98 35.11 35.52 10.8M
Visa V 53.30 54.85 53.01 53.50 9.65M
Amgen AMGN 51.50 51.98 49.71 50.52 9.43M
McDonald's MCD 54.00 54.17 53.03 53.92 8.7M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 20.45 20.87 20.16 20.54 8.54M
Amazon AMZN 70.40 71.67 69.75 71.44 8.37M
Pepsico PEP 52.06 52.62 51.28 51.79 7.58M
United Technologies UTX 43.60 43.91 42.14 42.60 6.53M
Alphabet GOOGL 342.55 343.81 336.06 342.69 6.18M
Union Pacific UNP 41.41 41.84 40.31 40.98 5.88M
3M MMM 49.72 49.94 48.08 48.65 4.8M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2845.00 2848.00 2753.00 2810.00 31.9K
Exchange Rates of March 30, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 97.380 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.261 CAD 1 CAD = 0.793 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.149 CHF 1 CHF = 0.871 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.837 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 128.550 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.925 GBP 1 GBP = 1.081 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.936 AUD 1 AUD = 0.516 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.664 CAD 1 CAD = 0.601 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.516 CHF 1 CHF = 0.660 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.026 CNY 1 CNY = 0.111 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.719 GBP 1 GBP = 1.390 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.506 AUD 1 AUD = 0.664 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.294 CAD 1 CAD = 0.773 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.179 CHF 1 CHF = 0.848 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.093 AUD 1 AUD = 0.478 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.799 CAD 1 CAD = 0.556 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.639 CHF 1 CHF = 0.610 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.740 CNY 1 CNY = 0.103 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.859 CAD 1 CAD = 1.164 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.783 CHF 1 CHF = 1.278 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.656 CNY 1 CNY = 0.215 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.910 CHF 1 CHF = 1.099 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.420 CNY 1 CNY = 0.185 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5.953 CNY 1 CNY = 0.168 CHF

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