Financial news on June 01, 2006

Business and Financial news
Arcelor Shareholders Demand Meeting to Protest Stake Sale

The stage is set for a showdown among angry shareholders, the steel company Arcelor and the government of Luxembourg. Read more..

By HEATHER TIMMONS - The New York Times

Cellphones, It Seems, Can't Be Too Thin Either

The Samsung T509 could slip into the pocket of your tightest pair of jeans without leaving a bump. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

For Venezuela, a Treasure in Oil Sludge

As oil prices soar, Venezuela's Orinoco Belt, which may contain up to 235 billion barrels of recoverable oil, is becoming an economic battleground. Read more..

By JUAN FORERO - The New York Times

Low Payments by U.S. Raise Medical Bills Billions a Year

Employers and consumers are paying billions of dollars more a year for medical care to compensate for imbalances in the nation's health care system. Read more..

By MILT FREUDENHEIM - The New York Times

Microsoft Sets Sail Against Pirates

Q. Every time I start up my computer I get a message saying, "This copy of Windows is not genuine." What can I do? Read more..

By J.D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

One Guilty and One Acquitted in Enron Broadband Trial

The verdict brought to an end a trial that had been going on next door to that of the two former Enron chief executives. Read more..

By KATE MURPHY - The New York Times

Online Music With All the Extras

One drawback of buying music online is that you don't get the little booklet that would have accompanied the physical CD. Or do you? Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Renting Movies With a Box and a Beam

You know the trouble with movies in America these days? There just aren't enough ways to see them. Thank goodness, then, for MovieBeam. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Round-the-Clock News, With a British Accent

The British are coming again, but this time the invasion is of the journalistic kind as British news media enter the American market or seek to raise their profile here. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Yes, You Can Edit Your Photos. But You Needn't.

Some people shy away from tweaking digital photos. For them, Panasonic made the basic KX-PX10M Digital Photo Printer. Read more..

By SEÁN CAPTAIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 22.74 22.84 22.62 22.82 80.2M
Intel INTC 18.05 18.15 17.79 18.04 77M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19.68 20.50 19.67 20.50 53.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14.14 14.24 13.96 14.22 37.6M
Apple AAPL 59.85 62.28 59.52 62.17 33.7M
AT&T Inc. T 26.33 26.95 26.24 26.91 28.7M
Pfizer PFE 23.83 24.15 23.72 23.90 25M
General Electric GE 34.30 34.62 34.22 34.55 19.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 60.20 61.65 60.01 61.11 17.9M
Comcast CMCSA 32.26 33.35 32.08 33.33 14.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.25 48.57 47.92 48.39 13.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 31.48 32.06 31.36 31.96 13M
Alphabet GOOGL 373.54 382.99 371.60 382.62 12.5M
Merck MRK 33.51 33.82 33.36 33.80 12.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 44.14 45.90 44.08 45.72 11.8M
Home Depot HD 37.95 38.61 37.90 38.55 11.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 62.60 64.00 62.37 63.70 11.6M
Chevron CVX 59.79 60.98 59.06 59.98 11.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 32.13 32.50 31.89 32.43 10.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30.50 30.72 30.42 30.62 10.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.75 43.68 42.74 43.58 9.03M
Amgen AMGN 67.56 68.90 67.44 68.79 8.65M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 42.70 43.30 42.60 43.22 8.36M
Schlumberger SLB 64.95 65.55 63.75 65.20 8.29M
Procter & Gamble PG 54.35 54.51 54.03 54.48 6.94M
Altria MO 72.53 72.97 72.16 72.41 6.88M
McDonald's MCD 32.97 33.74 32.96 33.68 6.75M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.55 25.25 24.51 25.15 6.57M
Amazon AMZN 34.63 35.45 34.30 35.07 5.93M
Gilead Sciences GILD 58.13 58.88 57.72 58.66 5.85M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.25 60.70 60.21 60.65 5.66M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 66.50 67.70 66.37 67.66 5.54M
Coca-Cola KO 43.98 44.05 43.67 43.92 4.99M
International Business Machines IBM 79.89 80.87 79.81 80.69 4.87M
Pepsico PEP 60.46 61.19 60.34 61.10 4.68M
United Technologies UTX 62.85 63.49 62.69 63.20 3.09M
Boeing BA 83.60 83.72 82.55 83.64 2.37M
3M MMM 83.66 84.67 83.14 84.51 1.72M
Union Pacific UNP 92.80 93.49 91.93 93.26 1.68M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3073.00 3078.50 3050.00 3065.00 9K
Exchange Rates of June 01, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 112.540 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.102 CAD 1 CAD = 0.907 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.220 CHF 1 CHF = 0.820 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8.018 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 144.150 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.686 GBP 1 GBP = 1.457 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.716 AUD 1 AUD = 0.583 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.412 CAD 1 CAD = 0.708 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.563 CHF 1 CHF = 0.640 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.500 AUD 1 AUD = 0.400 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.057 CAD 1 CAD = 0.486 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.277 CHF 1 CHF = 0.439 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.823 CAD 1 CAD = 1.216 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.911 CHF 1 CHF = 1.098 AUD

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