Financial news on April 02, 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..

By ANGELA MACROPOULOS - The New York Times

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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19.15 19.24 19.03 19.13 54.2M
Microsoft MSFT 27.89 27.93 27.56 27.74 42M
AT&T Inc. T 39.72 39.79 39.06 39.46 39M
Cisco Systems CSCO 25.67 25.73 25.31 25.40 33.5M
Pfizer PFE 25.28 25.61 25.23 25.34 30.2M
Altria MO 67.00 68.43 66.91 68.22 24M
General Electric GE 35.41 35.53 35.11 35.29 23.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 75.55 76.40 75.28 76.16 21.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18.08 18.18 17.99 18.14 20.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 34.42 34.45 33.93 34.01 19.1M
Apple AAPL 94.14 94.25 93.02 93.65 17.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 48.38 48.49 47.70 47.90 13.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.06 47.52 46.85 47.40 13.7M
Merck MRK 44.64 45.29 44.52 45.01 13.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 68.21 68.77 67.80 68.19 13.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55.80 56.25 55.16 55.81 13.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 37.40 38.23 36.75 37.83 11.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 40.37 40.42 40.05 40.31 11.4M
Coca-Cola KO 48.20 48.66 48.05 48.52 11.2M
Amgen AMGN 56.19 56.55 55.45 55.55 11.1M
Schlumberger SLB 69.10 70.91 68.25 70.82 10.6M
Comcast CMCSA 25.95 26.01 25.60 25.74 10.4M
Home Depot HD 36.67 36.86 36.60 36.79 9.92M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.26 60.40 60.03 60.10 9.73M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 53.40 53.95 53.13 53.73 8.85M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 27.78 27.92 27.62 27.88 8.37M
Chevron CVX 74.06 75.05 74.05 74.83 8.19M
Amazon AMZN 39.85 40.47 39.55 40.42 7.09M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.40 34.51 34.24 34.47 7.05M
Alphabet GOOGL 457.76 458.53 452.12 458.53 6.89M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.22 63.35 62.65 63.02 6.48M
International Business Machines IBM 94.51 95.50 94.06 95.21 5.88M
McDonald's MCD 44.32 45.14 44.26 44.82 4.66M
Pepsico PEP 63.54 63.70 63.12 63.39 4.6M
United Technologies UTX 65.03 65.40 64.65 64.72 4.15M
Boeing BA 88.90 89.01 88.08 88.83 3.44M
Gilead Sciences GILD 76.91 77.09 75.74 76.51 2.53M
3M MMM 76.44 76.44 75.91 76.28 2.41M
Union Pacific UNP 101.41 102.11 100.41 101.97 1.47M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3610.00 3619.00 3586.00 3603.00 14K
Exchange Rates of April 02, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117.850 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.156 CAD 1 CAD = 0.865 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.215 CHF 1 CHF = 0.823 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.729 CNY 1 CNY = 0.129 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 157.510 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.676 GBP 1 GBP = 1.480 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.635 AUD 1 AUD = 0.611 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.545 CAD 1 CAD = 0.647 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.624 CHF 1 CHF = 0.616 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.429 GBP 1 GBP = 2.333 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.038 AUD 1 AUD = 0.964 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.981 CAD 1 CAD = 1.020 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.031 CHF 1 CHF = 0.970 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.421 AUD 1 AUD = 0.413 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.287 CAD 1 CAD = 0.437 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.403 CHF 1 CHF = 0.416 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.944 CAD 1 CAD = 1.059 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.993 CHF 1 CHF = 1.008 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.051 CHF 1 CHF = 0.952 CAD

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