Financial news on February 01, 2007

Business and Financial news
Ads Drive Sharp Surge in Earnings at Google

Google reported a sharp rise in both sales and profit, driven by blockbuster growth of its search-driven advertising business. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

A Higher Bid for REIT Is Expected by Vornado

A consortium of investors led by Vornado Realty Trust planned to raise its bid for Equity Office Properties Group to more than $40 billion. Read more..

By TERRY PRISTIN and ANDREW ROSS SORKIN - The New York Times

A New Cordless Phone From Uniden. Just Add Water.

Uniden’s water resistant phone has a 100-name phone book, caller ID with a 100-number memory and 20 ring tones. Read more..

By ROY FURCHGOTT - The New York Times

Awarder of Space Prize to Add Others

The X Prize Foundation said it was starting a broad fund-raising campaign to reward other innovators. Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Better Shoeboxes for Digital Photos

While digital photography has freed up closet space, sorting and retrieving pictures in the era of the 250-gigabyte hard drive has created a set of challenges of its own. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Fed, Leaving Rate at 5.25%, Is Optimistic on Inflation

The Fed signaled that it is likely to keep the benchmark rate at current levels for the foreseeable future. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

NYSE Makes Alliance With Tokyo Exchange

The alliance calls for cooperation on joint listings, trading technology and marketing, with the possibility of investing in each other in the future. Read more..

By JENNY ANDERSON and MARTIN FACKLER - The New York Times

Overseas Calls Made Cheap, if Not Easy

The latest options in portable Internet phone-calling equipment that might appeal to the inner economist in you. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Paulson Tells Senate Panel China Must Let Its Currency Rise

Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. said efforts to persuade China to let its currency rise in value had achieved “some results” but that Beijing’s leadership needed to do far more. Read more..

By STEVEN R. WEISMAN - The New York Times

US Airways Withdraws Its $10.2 Billion Offer for Delta

The withdrawal ends speculation of an imminent wave of consolidation in the troubled airline industry. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO26,6726,9926,3626,5955.6M
MicrosoftMSFT30,8430,9430,3730,5655.4M
IntelINTC20,9821,1420,8721,1150.5M
General ElectricGE36,1836,2435,7636,2337.9M
AlphabetGOOGL506,00506,01481,53481,7531.3M
PfizerPFE26,3926,6926,3126,6230.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17,2217,3417,0317,0529.3M
ComcastCMCSA43,8644,1942,0842,9226.3M
AmazonAMZN37,9539,3037,8538,7026.1M
ExxonMobilXOM74,5875,2873,8175,0825.2M
AppleAAPL86,2386,2784,7484,7423.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY28,9029,3328,7428,8020.4M
AT&T Inc.T37,7037,8137,4737,7519.8M
Gilead SciencesGILD69,8571,9269,5171,5318.6M
ConocoPhillipsCOP66,7067,4266,3467,3118.3M
HP Inc.HPQ42,6043,1242,2342,3616.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ38,7738,7737,9038,0015.1M
AmgenAMGN70,1970,2569,0269,4913.8M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM50,9851,2450,8651,2113.4M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT47,5148,0847,4447,7813.2M
Home DepotHD40,9041,1840,6941,0812.5M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT52,5052,9852,2352,8711.9M
AltriaMO87,4887,8586,7387,4811.6M
SchlumbergerSLB63,6164,5063,2364,3911.5M
ChevronCVX73,2574,9673,1074,4711M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ66,8067,0766,5067,019.23M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS35,0935,1534,8935,018.16M
Procter & GamblePG64,9065,4964,6865,348.12M
MerckMRK44,9045,4444,6945,137.96M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35,9336,0935,6235,877.88M
BoeingBA89,9592,2489,7391,056.62M
International Business MachinesIBM98,9799,1897,9699,006.61M
3MMMM74,7574,8373,7173,996.5M
McDonald'sMCD44,2644,5244,2044,486.09M
United TechnologiesUTX68,0568,7367,9068,585.9M
Coca-ColaKO47,9948,2747,8548,105.2M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH52,2753,2251,7852,804.69M
PepsicoPEP65,0065,3964,6865,384.38M
Union PacificUNP101,00103,40100,98102,844.27M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3671,503690,003655,003681,0013K
Exchange Rates of February 01, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 120,780 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,178 CAD1 CAD = 0,849 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,244 CHF1 CHF = 0,804 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,759 CNY1 CNY = 0,129 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 157,270 JPY1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,662 GBP1 GBP = 1,511 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,682 AUD1 AUD = 0,595 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,534 CAD1 CAD = 0,652 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,619 CHF1 CHF = 0,618 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,421 GBP1 GBP = 2,377 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,069 AUD1 AUD = 0,936 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,975 CAD1 CAD = 1,025 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,029 CHF1 CHF = 0,972 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,541 AUD1 AUD = 0,394 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,318 CAD1 CAD = 0,431 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,445 CHF1 CHF = 0,409 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,912 CAD1 CAD = 1,097 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,962 CHF1 CHF = 1,039 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,055 CHF1 CHF = 0,948 CAD

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