Financial news on August 01, 2006

Business and Financial news
An Image Popular in Films Raises Some Eyebrows in Ads

The caricature of the sassy overweight black woman is troublesome to some marketers and media scholars. Read more..

By JEREMY W. PETERS - The New York Times

A Quiet, Compact Traveler That Tastes Good, Too

Road warriors often complain about traveling with their colleagues. But wine is an interesting and spirited companion. Read more..

By JEFFREY STAMBOR - The New York Times

A Web Site Devoted to Smarter Summer Fliers

FlightStats.com provides an agglomeration of real-time information on the status of just about every airline flight in the world. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

From Lebanese- American Financiers, Differing Views on the Strife

Lebanese-Americans have considerable influence in international financial circles, especially on Wall Street. Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

Memo Pad

NEW YORK-LONDON FOR DELTA Delta Air Lines announced that it had reached an agreement to start daily nonstop service between Kennedy International Airport and Gatwick Airport, near London. Delta purchased the New York-London route authority from Un... Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Northwest Air Flight Attendants Reject Contract Again

Flight attendants rejected a proposed contract and threatened a strike that could put Northwest out of business. Read more..

By JEFF BAILEY - The New York Times

Production Increases Push Up an Index in the Chicago Area

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Settlement by Medtronic Is Challenged in U.S. Court

Medtronic’s recent $40 million federal settlement came under a new challenge from the lawyer of a whistle-blower who was excluded from the deal. Read more..

By REED ABELSON - The New York Times

Tax Cheats Called Out of Control

A Senate report estimates that cheating on federal income taxes totals as much as $70 billion a year. Read more..

By DAVID CAY JOHNSTON - The New York Times

Tyson Foods Reports a Loss and Issues a Sober Forecast

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 24,02 24,20 23,85 23,99 49.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17,85 17,87 17,48 17,48 41.1M
Intel INTC 17,89 17,89 17,50 17,66 39.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14,90 14,94 14,55 14,73 33.9M
Pfizer PFE 26,04 26,29 25,93 25,99 33.4M
Apple AAPL 67,22 67,93 65,94 67,18 25.4M
AT&T Inc. T 30,10 30,21 29,42 29,76 19.2M
General Electric GE 32,65 32,80 32,48 32,56 16.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 67,21 68,25 67,21 68,18 16.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 33,80 33,84 32,60 33,27 15.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45,79 45,79 45,25 45,51 13.4M
Amazon AMZN 26,55 26,64 25,84 26,32 13.1M
Alphabet GOOGL 385,11 385,77 375,51 375,51 10.9M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47,45 47,63 47,06 47,51 10.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29,65 29,75 29,32 29,35 10M
Merck MRK 40,38 41,09 40,18 40,82 9.86M
HP Inc. HPQ 31,76 31,77 31,30 31,67 9.72M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 44,35 44,38 43,79 44,09 9.64M
Home Depot HD 34,50 34,50 33,95 34,14 9.42M
Comcast CMCSA 34,05 34,23 33,90 34,19 9.33M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 23,98 23,98 23,44 23,80 9.14M
Amgen AMGN 69,21 70,28 69,15 70,06 8.23M
ConocoPhillips COP 68,46 68,92 68,11 68,67 8.04M
Chevron CVX 65,75 66,45 65,26 66,25 7.23M
Altria MO 79,98 80,30 79,71 79,82 6.05M
Schlumberger SLB 66,75 67,78 65,50 66,82 5.97M
Procter & Gamble PG 56,00 56,07 55,70 55,93 5.85M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62,38 62,85 62,29 62,68 4.55M
Coca-Cola KO 44,50 44,64 44,24 44,31 4.55M
Boeing BA 77,42 78,28 76,52 78,17 4.5M
International Business Machines IBM 76,86 77,38 75,75 76,14 4.41M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47,50 48,00 47,46 47,82 4M
McDonald's MCD 35,20 35,23 34,85 35,08 3.91M
United Technologies UTX 62,19 62,50 61,43 61,68 3.66M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 72,31 72,68 71,76 71,98 3.63M
Gilead Sciences GILD 61,45 61,51 60,35 60,71 3.56M
Pepsico PEP 63,20 63,73 62,85 63,17 3.48M
3M MMM 70,00 70,11 69,44 69,91 3.4M
Union Pacific UNP 84,34 84,38 82,67 83,14 2.08M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3047,00 3065,00 3039,00 3045,50 9.2K
Exchange Rates of August 01, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114,620 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,130 CAD 1 CAD = 0,885 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,226 CHF 1 CHF = 0,816 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,973 CNY 1 CNY = 0,125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 146,970 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,683 GBP 1 GBP = 1,463 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,675 AUD 1 AUD = 0,597 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,449 CAD 1 CAD = 0,690 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,572 CHF 1 CHF = 0,636 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,465 GBP 1 GBP = 2,151 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,139 AUD 1 AUD = 0,878 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,986 CAD 1 CAD = 1,014 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,070 CHF 1 CHF = 0,935 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,450 AUD 1 AUD = 0,408 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,120 CAD 1 CAD = 0,472 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,300 CHF 1 CHF = 0,435 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,865 CAD 1 CAD = 1,156 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,938 CHF 1 CHF = 1,066 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,084 CHF 1 CHF = 0,923 CAD

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