Financial news on November 30, 2010

Business and Financial news
As Penny-Pinchers Hover, Business Trips Rebound

As business conditions improve and the need to travel becomes compelling, many travelers are requesting more comfort. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Back to the Costly Skies

More competition for limited plane seats and increased occupancy at hotels are likely to give those industries more power over pricing. Read more..

By JANE L. LEVERE - The New York Times

Breaking Away From Coal

Many companies find that older coal-fired plants require expensive upgrades to meet coming tougher rules on emissions. Read more..

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

Europe Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into Google

The European regulator said it would examine claims the Internet giant has abused its dominance in online search. Read more..

By JAMES KANTER and ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

In a Holiday Indicator, Retailers Say Online Sales Remain Strong

By the evening of so-called Cyber Monday, sales were 20 percent higher than during the same time period on the Monday after Thanksgiving a year ago. Read more..

By VERNE G. KOPYTOFF and LIZ ROBBINS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 25.05 25.47 25.00 25.26 75.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19.24 19.35 19.13 19.16 63.4M
General Motors GM 33.53 34.25 33.36 34.20 57.5M
General Electric GE 15.75 15.95 15.72 15.83 53.9M
Intel INTC 21.18 21.30 21.07 21.16 52.4M
Pfizer PFE 16.44 16.47 16.27 16.30 43.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 26.92 27.13 26.81 27.05 38.9M
Merck MRK 34.45 34.69 34.32 34.47 38.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 37.49 37.79 37.24 37.40 33.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26.88 27.43 26.85 27.21 33.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 68.55 69.75 68.32 69.56 27.5M
AT&T Inc. T 27.78 27.93 27.53 27.79 25.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 41.82 42.43 41.80 41.93 23.4M
Altria MO 24.33 24.35 23.98 24.00 19M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 46.09 46.57 46.03 46.51 18.8M
Comcast CMCSA 19.88 20.20 19.85 20.04 18.3M
Apple AAPL 313.54 314.36 310.87 311.15 17.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 61.51 61.66 61.02 61.07 17.7M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 36.04 36.83 36.02 36.51 17.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53.76 54.43 53.60 54.09 17.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 31.71 32.16 31.60 32.01 16.3M
Gilead Sciences GILD 36.50 36.73 36.24 36.50 14.7M
Alphabet GOOGL 574.32 574.32 553.31 555.71 14.2M
Home Depot HD 30.06 30.61 29.98 30.21 12.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.48 61.82 61.25 61.55 12.6M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 36.32 36.98 36.04 36.52 12M
Coca-Cola KO 62.95 63.58 62.92 63.17 11.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 60.11 60.92 60.02 60.17 11.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.12 25.40 25.10 25.24 11.3M
Pepsico PEP 64.01 64.01 64.01 64.01 11.3M
Schlumberger SLB 75.44 77.79 74.73 77.34 11.1M
Chevron CVX 80.64 81.61 80.47 80.97 10.4M
International Business Machines IBM 142.24 142.76 141.28 141.46 7.67M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 79.06 80.58 79.05 79.68 6.82M
Amazon AMZN 176.95 177.70 174.90 175.40 6.76M
Amgen AMGN 52.61 53.03 52.42 52.69 6.03M
Boeing BA 63.73 64.21 63.47 63.77 5.81M
McDonald's MCD 77.76 78.73 77.50 78.30 5.56M
United Technologies UTX 74.11 75.69 74.04 75.27 5.54M
Visa V 73.54 74.28 73.25 73.85 4.64M
3M MMM 83.25 84.30 83.03 83.98 3.46M
Union Pacific UNP 89.83 90.80 89.36 90.11 3.04M
Exchange Rates of November 30, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 83.640 JPY 1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.026 CAD 1 CAD = 0.974 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.003 CHF 1 CHF = 0.997 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.666 CNY 1 CNY = 0.150 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 108.608 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.834 GBP 1 GBP = 1.199 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.354 AUD 1 AUD = 0.739 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.332 CAD 1 CAD = 0.751 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.303 CHF 1 CHF = 0.768 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.682 CNY 1 CNY = 0.115 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.768 GBP 1 GBP = 1.302 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.246 AUD 1 AUD = 0.803 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.226 CAD 1 CAD = 0.815 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.199 CHF 1 CHF = 0.834 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.623 AUD 1 AUD = 0.616 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.597 CAD 1 CAD = 0.626 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.561 CHF 1 CHF = 0.641 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.388 CNY 1 CNY = 0.096 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.983 CAD 1 CAD = 1.017 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.962 CHF 1 CHF = 1.040 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.416 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.977 CHF 1 CHF = 1.023 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.508 CNY 1 CNY = 0.154 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.652 CNY 1 CNY = 0.150 CHF

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