Financial news on September 30, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Green Amenity, Above It All

Some office buildings in New York are landscaping the roof, and offering access to all the employees in the building. Read more..

By J. ALEX TARQUINIO - The New York Times

Alternative Energy Projects Stumble on a Need for Water

Many plans to meet the nation’s demand for power with renewable energy could consume billions of gallons of water every year. Read more..

By TODD WOODY - The New York Times

BNP Paribas to Raise $6.27 Billion to Repay Bailout

The bank said its board had decided to repay, within the next month, the $7.5 billion it borrowed from the French state in March. Read more..

By DAVID JOLLY and CHRIS V. NICHOLSON - International Herald Tribune

‘Clear’ Security Service May Return at Airports

Verified Identity Pass, which offered a service to send airline passengers to the head of the security line for a fee, has been sold. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Congress, Concerned About Steroids, Reviews Law on Dietary Supplements

Congress is investigating whether laws, health agency resources and manufacturing guidelines are adequate to protect the public from products that illegally contain steroids but masquerade as dietary supplements. Read more..

By NATASHA SINGER and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT - The New York Times

How a Tax Can Cut Health Costs

Lobbyists for unions and big business are staunchly opposed to a tax on generous health insurance plans, but their motives are questionable. Read more..

By DAVID LEONHARDT - The New York Times

Labor Minister Sees 'Deunionization' in France

The idea that France is a hotbed of worker militancy, hobbled by industrial action, is misplaced, according to Xavier Darcos, the country's labor minister. Read more..

By MATTHEW SALTMARSH and DAVID JOLLY - International Herald Tribune

Rather’s CBS Suit Dismissed

After the setback, the former anchor’s lawyer acknowledged that further pursuing the case could become significantly expensive. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Seeking Billions, Ontario Sues Tobacco Companies

The province is seeking 50 billion Canadian dollars from several companies, including the Altria Group, under a new law. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Toyota Recalls 3.8 Million Vehicles

A floor mat on the driver’s side could interfere with the vehicle’s accelerator and cause a crash, Toyota said. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 16,83 16,86 16,31 16,42 121M
Intel INTC 19,61 19,79 19,25 19,57 64.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23,55 23,79 22,96 23,54 64.5M
Microsoft MSFT 25,76 25,99 25,38 25,72 63.5M
Pfizer PFE 16,88 16,89 16,44 16,55 62.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21,17 21,20 20,65 20,84 44.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44,80 44,89 43,43 43,82 40.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28,43 28,68 27,89 28,18 39.2M
AT&T Inc. T 27,34 27,37 26,90 27,01 38.5M
Comcast CMCSA 17,37 17,39 16,76 16,88 27.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 68,98 69,24 68,04 68,61 27.1M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 25,15 25,60 24,52 25,04 22.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 45,39 45,51 44,53 45,16 22.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49,28 49,31 48,73 49,09 22.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 49,15 49,53 48,68 49,47 21.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 47,26 47,63 46,67 47,21 21.4M
Altria MO 17,95 17,97 17,69 17,81 21M
Merck MRK 31,97 31,99 31,15 31,63 20.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 30,27 30,34 30,03 30,27 19.3M
Apple AAPL 186,13 186,45 182,61 185,35 19.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 27,93 28,00 27,25 27,46 18.6M
Home Depot HD 26,94 26,94 26,32 26,64 16.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22,74 22,81 22,35 22,52 15.8M
Coca-Cola KO 53,32 53,95 52,60 53,70 14.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 57,84 58,14 57,34 57,92 14M
Chevron CVX 71,12 71,14 69,77 70,43 13.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61,02 61,09 60,33 60,89 11M
McDonald's MCD 56,96 57,33 56,22 57,07 9.83M
Pepsico PEP 58,74 58,86 58,01 58,66 8.9M
Amazon AMZN 92,26 94,17 91,43 93,36 8.54M
Schlumberger SLB 60,92 61,05 58,91 59,60 8.47M
International Business Machines IBM 119,18 120,00 117,55 119,61 7.73M
Visa V 69,75 70,00 68,61 69,11 7.62M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46,55 46,68 45,90 46,50 6.58M
United Technologies UTX 61,17 61,53 59,98 60,93 6.5M
Alphabet GOOGL 500,00 500,14 487,24 495,85 6.28M
Amgen AMGN 60,50 60,67 59,60 60,23 5.99M
Boeing BA 54,86 55,25 53,46 54,15 5.94M
Union Pacific UNP 59,27 59,50 57,44 58,35 5.47M
3M MMM 74,06 74,99 72,77 73,80 4.56M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3321,00 3359,00 3307,00 3323,00 22.5K
Exchange Rates of September 30, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89,720 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,069 CAD 1 CAD = 0,935 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,036 CHF 1 CHF = 0,966 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,827 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 131,310 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,914 GBP 1 GBP = 1,094 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,656 AUD 1 AUD = 0,604 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,564 CAD 1 CAD = 0,639 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,516 CHF 1 CHF = 0,660 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,989 CNY 1 CNY = 0,100 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,696 GBP 1 GBP = 1,437 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,260 AUD 1 AUD = 0,793 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,191 CAD 1 CAD = 0,839 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,154 CHF 1 CHF = 0,866 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,811 AUD 1 AUD = 0,552 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,712 CAD 1 CAD = 0,584 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,658 CHF 1 CHF = 0,603 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,945 CAD 1 CAD = 1,058 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,915 CHF 1 CHF = 1,093 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,034 CNY 1 CNY = 0,166 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,968 CHF 1 CHF = 1,033 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,384 CNY 1 CNY = 0,157 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,587 CNY 1 CNY = 0,152 CHF

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