Financial news on August 31, 2009

Business and Financial news
A High Cost to Deal With Climate Shift

As the community of nations prepares to negotiate a climate treaty, the drumbeat for sharpening the details and a framework for helping poor nations implement it is quickening. Read more..

By TOM ZELLER Jr - International Herald Tribune

All a Cub Reporter Needs Is a Scoop and an iPhone

Fwix, a local news site, will release an iPhone application to let users file news updates, photos and videos from the field. Read more..

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER - The New York Times

Edit to Ali-Frazier Film Brings Protests

The DVD for “Thrilla in Manila” cut five minutes from a fight scene, and some people are questioning the intent. Read more..

By STUART MILLER - The New York Times

Newsday Rejects Ads by Verizon, Now a Rival

The phone company bought full-page ads several times a month for its Internet and TV service until the paper stopped accepting them a few months ago. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Some Analysts See an End to Market Rally

Art Cashin, the director of floor operations at UBS, said, “The people who know are getting out early.” The ratio of insider selling to insider buying soared to 30 to 1 in August. Read more..

By JACK HEALY - The New York Times

Wikipedia Looks Hard at Its Culture

At an awkward moment, Wikipedia has hired consultants to tell it how to diversify its contributors and its offerings. Read more..

By NOAM COHEN - The New York Times

You’re Gone. But Hey, You Can Reapply.

Employees at The Journal News in Westchester County were told to reapply for their jobs, but in the end there would be 70 fewer positions. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 13.94 13.98 13.75 13.90 67.1M
Intel INTC 20.09 20.38 19.97 20.32 53.5M
Microsoft MSFT 24.57 24.85 24.29 24.65 49.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26.97 27.60 26.77 27.52 35.6M
Pfizer PFE 16.63 16.83 16.51 16.70 35.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.44 43.60 42.06 43.46 32.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.74 21.84 21.51 21.60 31.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 26.49 26.97 25.75 26.04 29.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.00 22.19 21.73 21.88 26.4M
AT&T Inc. T 25.99 26.25 25.89 26.05 24.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 69.45 69.85 68.95 69.15 24.3M
Comcast CMCSA 15.56 15.74 15.23 15.32 21.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45.77 46.27 45.02 45.23 20.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51.02 51.47 50.73 50.87 17.2M
Procter & Gamble PG 53.00 54.12 52.81 54.11 15.4M
Altria MO 18.27 18.37 18.15 18.28 13.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 45.20 45.34 44.67 45.03 13.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21.95 22.16 21.67 22.13 13.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 30.90 31.06 30.71 31.04 13.3M
Home Depot HD 27.69 27.69 27.69 27.69 13.1M
Merck MRK 32.27 32.69 32.16 32.43 12.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 44.11 44.95 43.92 44.89 12.9M
Apple AAPL 168.16 168.85 166.50 168.21 11.1M
Coca-Cola KO 48.84 49.37 48.50 48.77 10.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.04 60.59 59.96 60.44 10.2M
Boeing BA 50.17 50.25 49.02 49.67 9.3M
Schlumberger SLB 56.41 56.56 55.53 56.20 8.51M
Chevron CVX 69.99 70.38 69.43 69.94 8.05M
McDonald's MCD 55.75 56.24 55.65 56.24 7.89M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 27.97 28.79 27.70 28.00 7.6M
Amgen AMGN 59.15 60.16 59.15 59.78 6.98M
Gilead Sciences GILD 44.99 45.40 44.71 45.06 6.43M
Pepsico PEP 56.56 56.98 56.38 56.67 5.52M
International Business Machines IBM 117.10 118.06 116.92 118.05 5.44M
Visa V 69.70 71.32 69.60 71.10 5.38M
Amazon AMZN 81.93 81.95 80.35 81.19 5.26M
Alphabet GOOGL 459.79 461.86 458.00 461.67 3.91M
United Technologies UTX 59.28 59.36 58.83 59.36 3.76M
3M MMM 71.45 72.10 71.20 72.10 3.35M
Union Pacific UNP 60.09 60.35 59.20 59.81 2.48M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3266.00 3289.50 3237.50 3286.00 23.6K
Exchange Rates of August 31, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 92.970 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.094 CAD 1 CAD = 0.914 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.059 CHF 1 CHF = 0.944 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.831 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 133.250 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.880 GBP 1 GBP = 1.136 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.698 AUD 1 AUD = 0.589 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.568 CAD 1 CAD = 0.638 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.518 CHF 1 CHF = 0.659 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.788 CNY 1 CNY = 0.102 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.660 GBP 1 GBP = 1.515 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.274 AUD 1 AUD = 0.785 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.176 CAD 1 CAD = 0.850 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.139 CHF 1 CHF = 0.878 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.930 AUD 1 AUD = 0.518 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.781 CAD 1 CAD = 0.561 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.725 CHF 1 CHF = 0.580 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.108 CNY 1 CNY = 0.090 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.922 CAD 1 CAD = 1.085 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.893 CHF 1 CHF = 1.119 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.763 CNY 1 CNY = 0.174 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.968 CHF 1 CHF = 1.033 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.242 CNY 1 CNY = 0.160 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.447 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 CHF

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