Financial news on April 2nd, 2007

Business and Financial news
A Misfired Memo Shows Close Tabs on Reporter

A Wired magazine reporter was accidentally sent a memorandum written by the company’s public relations firm to coach Microsoft executives on how to handle his questions. Read more..


Competition Begins for Public Radio ‘Idol’

The Public Radio Exchange is holding an online contest to find a new national radio star. Read more..

By ELIZABETH JENSEN - The New York Times

Ford Motor Drops Euro RSCG Worldwide

Ford Motor Drops. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Home Cooking for Pets Is Suddenly Not So Odd

The numbers are small, but pet food cookbooks have seen a sales jump in the wake of commercial pet food recalls. Read more..

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN - The New York Times

Hoping to Move Guitar Notations Into the Legal Sunshine

A popular system for teaching and learning guitar will enter the legitimate business realm for the first time. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

Sign in ‘Idol’ Audience May Have Skirted Rules

Former colleagues of “American Idol” contestant LaKisha Jones held up placards that included a corporate bank logo which is forbidden under the show’s rules. Read more..

By LIA MILLER - The New York Times

Some Hospitals Call 911 to Save Their Patients

A recent case has raised questions about the ability of small hospitals to care for patients who suffer complications. Read more..

By REED ABELSON - The New York Times

Sports Organizations Try to Limit Online Reporting

International sports institutions are imposing vigorous controls over the online use of game information and photographs. Read more..

By DOREEN CARVAJAL - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
AT&T Inc.T39.7239.7939.0639.4639M
Cisco SystemsCSCO25.6725.7325.3125.4033.5M
General ElectricGE35.4135.5335.1135.2923.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL18.0818.1817.9918.1420.7M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC34.4234.4533.9334.0119.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM48.3848.4947.7047.9013.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT47.0647.5246.8547.4013.7M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT55.8056.2555.1655.8113.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ37.4038.2336.7537.8311.4M
HP Inc.HPQ40.3740.4240.0540.3111.4M
Home DepotHD36.6736.8636.6036.799.92M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.2660.4060.0360.109.73M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH53.4053.9553.1353.738.85M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY27.7827.9227.6227.888.37M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.4034.5134.2434.477.05M
Procter & GamblePG63.2263.3562.6563.026.48M
International Business MachinesIBM94.5195.5094.0695.215.88M
United TechnologiesUTX65.0365.4064.6564.724.15M
Gilead SciencesGILD76.9177.0975.7476.512.53M
Union PacificUNP101.41102.11100.41101.971.47M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3610.003619.003586.003603.0014K
Exchange Rates of April 2nd, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 117.850 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.156 CAD1 CAD = 0.865 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.215 CHF1 CHF = 0.823 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.729 CNY1 CNY = 0.129 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 157.510 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.676 GBP1 GBP = 1.480 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.635 AUD1 AUD = 0.611 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.545 CAD1 CAD = 0.647 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.624 CHF1 CHF = 0.616 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.429 GBP1 GBP = 2.333 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.038 AUD1 AUD = 0.964 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.981 CAD1 CAD = 1.020 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.031 CHF1 CHF = 0.970 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.421 AUD1 AUD = 0.413 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.287 CAD1 CAD = 0.437 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.403 CHF1 CHF = 0.416 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.944 CAD1 CAD = 1.059 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.993 CHF1 CHF = 1.008 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.051 CHF1 CHF = 0.952 CAD

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