Financial news on January 01, 2007

Business and Financial news
2006 Called the Deadliest Year for Journalists and Media Workers

There were at least 155 killings and unexplained deaths of journalists and news media workers worldwide in 2006, 68 of which occurred in Iraq. Read more..

By DOW JONES/AP - The New York Times

At Sea With a Book to Read, and the Author of It, Too

A growing genre of cruises feature popular authors who give readings and seminars — even knitting lessons — to boatfuls of book lovers. Read more..

By AMY CORTESE - The New York Times

Costly Gift From Microsoft Is an Invitation to Blog

The gift of laptops loaded with Windows Vista is only the latest of Microsoft’s efforts to engage the technologically aware, and often anti-Microsoft, blogging community. Read more..

By MARIA ASPAN - The New York Times

Marsh & McLennan to Sell Putnam Funds to Canadian Group

The sale of Putnam Investments to the Power Corporation of Canada will allow Power to establish a foothold in the U.S. mutual fund business. Read more..

By JOSEPH B. TREASTER - The New York Times

New Journal Hits a Closed Market

Wall Street is shutting down to mark the death of former President Gerald R. Ford on the same day The Wall Street Journal is launching its new design. Read more..

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE - The New York Times

Satellite Radio May Try a Merger

If XM and Sirius merged, the new company could reduce programming costs by pruning redundant channels and redundant employees. Read more..

By ERIC A. TAUB - The New York Times

Share Grandma’s Birthday, With Music and Animation

Smilebox.com, a start-up based in Redmond, Wash., offers customers the opportunity to build online scrapbooks with animation, music and artwork. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

Studios’ DVDs Face a Crack in Security

An anonymous computer programmer claims to have hacked the copy protection used in both the HD-DVD and Blu-ray high-definition DVD formats. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

The Lonely Newspaper Reader

What does the sale by the McClatchy Company of The Minneapolis Star Tribune at a reduced price to a private equity group say about the future of newspapers? Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

The Sleepy Subject of Canada’s Grain Exports Perks Up

Plans to strip the Canadian Wheat Board of its monopoly control over most of the country’s wheat and barley exports have provoked an ideological clash over open markets. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Exchange Rates of January 01, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 119.020 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.166 CAD 1 CAD = 0.858 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.218 CHF 1 CHF = 0.821 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 157.130 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.674 GBP 1 GBP = 1.485 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.672 AUD 1 AUD = 0.598 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.539 CAD 1 CAD = 0.650 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.609 CHF 1 CHF = 0.622 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.429 GBP 1 GBP = 2.334 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.063 AUD 1 AUD = 0.940 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.979 CAD 1 CAD = 1.022 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.024 CHF 1 CHF = 0.977 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.482 AUD 1 AUD = 0.403 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.284 CAD 1 CAD = 0.438 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.387 CHF 1 CHF = 0.419 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.920 CAD 1 CAD = 1.087 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.962 CHF 1 CHF = 1.040 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.045 CHF 1 CHF = 0.957 CAD

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