Financial news on April 02, 2008

Business and Financial news
NBC to Revive a Mainstay of Early TV

Sponsors will get a say in content and its name on the show. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Study Finds Home Defibrillator Is No Help

Consumers are unlikely to benefit from household versions of automated external defibrillators meant to revive victims of sudden heart seizures, a new study found. Read more..

By BARNABY J. FEDER - The New York Times

To See a Stock Market Bubble Bursting, Look at Shanghai

After two years of soaring share prices, the Shanghai composite index has plunged 45 percent from its high, reached last October. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

UBS to Write Down Another $19 Billion

The Swiss bank, which also announced the resignation of its chairman, said the write-down would result in a $12 billion quarterly loss. Read more..

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Working Broadway’s Strange Angles Can Be a Challenge to Developers

Developers may have a tough time fitting apartments on oddly shaped lots, but the unusual dimensions have also helped create some landmark buildings. Read more..

By C. J. HUGHES - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO25,0425,5524,7924,9651.5M
MicrosoftMSFT29,5729,5829,0029,1649.5M
IntelINTC22,0322,0321,6521,8543.8M
MerckMRK38,4338,6036,9637,1039.6M
AltriaMO22,3922,5321,8522,0839.5M
AppleAAPL148,78151,20145,85147,4937.3M
General ElectricGE38,2638,5237,7138,0237.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC31,7131,7530,3130,5337.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM47,0847,5645,9446,2436.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20,4120,7620,2620,4932.2M
PfizerPFE21,2221,6021,1821,5131.9M
ExxonMobilXOM86,8789,1286,6988,5223.2M
AT&T Inc.T39,6039,6138,5038,7222.9M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT54,3254,8954,0054,4621.7M
ComcastCMCSA20,2920,6520,1220,4819M
Home DepotHD29,4830,0028,9729,1616.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ37,7938,3537,6437,9615.8M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21,9922,0021,6321,6615M
HP Inc.HPQ47,7048,0046,7947,2313.1M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS32,1232,3931,4631,5613.1M
AlphabetGOOGL469,90475,74460,39465,7012M
ConocoPhillipsCOP77,5079,3577,0078,7711.1M
VisaV61,7962,3260,5062,3211M
ChevronCVX86,6788,1985,4287,5110.7M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT55,3055,3754,1354,3010.7M
Procter & GamblePG71,1371,1370,2770,4810.2M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65,6065,9765,1565,319.79M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH35,8036,8135,8035,969.39M
Coca-ColaKO61,3761,3760,2160,469.08M
SchlumbergerSLB89,3891,3688,0290,808.61M
AmazonAMZN77,0879,0076,1277,378.59M
Gilead SciencesGILD53,1153,2051,7051,908.47M
McDonald'sMCD57,0557,2456,3756,668.38M
International Business MachinesIBM116,84116,88113,98114,818.01M
AmgenAMGN42,0942,4841,7642,456.49M
BoeingBA76,1077,1975,7376,856.12M
United TechnologiesUTX71,7371,8470,8471,185.33M
PepsicoPEP71,7071,9371,2471,425.12M
Union PacificUNP128,92130,31127,85129,632.94M
3MMMM81,4081,5880,5980,912.87M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4455,004455,004355,004364,5030.7K
Exchange Rates of April 02, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 102,290 JPY1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,014 CAD1 CAD = 0,986 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,008 CHF1 CHF = 0,992 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,019 CNY1 CNY = 0,142 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 160,490 JPY1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,789 GBP1 GBP = 1,268 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,716 AUD1 AUD = 0,583 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,592 CAD1 CAD = 0,628 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,582 CHF1 CHF = 0,632 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,491 GBP1 GBP = 2,036 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,069 AUD1 AUD = 0,936 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,991 CAD1 CAD = 1,009 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0,986 CHF1 CHF = 1,015 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,176 AUD1 AUD = 0,460 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,018 CAD1 CAD = 0,496 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,005 CHF1 CHF = 0,499 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,927 CAD1 CAD = 1,079 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,921 CHF1 CHF = 1,086 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,994 CHF1 CHF = 1,006 CAD

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