Financial news on August 02, 2006

Business and Financial news
A New Page in the Script for Paulson

Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. said Tuesday that he recognized the economy was not benefiting all Americans. Read more..

By STEVEN R. WEISMAN - The New York Times

Court Upholds Case Dismissal in Ford Harassment Lawsuit

The decision to dismiss the suit was upheld on the grounds that the plaintiff and her lawyers discussed evidence with reporters that the court had deemed inadmissible. Read more..

By JULIE CRESWELL - The New York Times

Going Beyond the Simple Food Court

Over the last five years, restaurants have taken on a new prominence at a growing number of shopping centers. Read more..

By SANA SIWOLOP - The New York Times

Kohlberg and Private Partner Seen as Close to Deal for Chip Maker

It was unclear when the roughly $10.2 billion deal for the semiconductor unit of Philips Electronics could be finalized and announced. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and ALEX BERENSON - The New York Times

Postal Service Finds a Friend in the Internet

Sites like Amazon.com and eBay are bolstering the number of packages shipped via the Postal Service. Read more..

By KATIE HAFNER - The New York Times

Retail Chains Scramble to Enter Indian Market

The world’s largest retail chains, including Wal-Mart Stores, Carrefour and Tesco, are seeking the best way to enter India. Read more..

By SARITHA RAI - The New York Times

Senate Critic Now Praises Boeing Chief

Senator John McCain praised “the integrity of the new management team” and W. James McNerney Jr.’s leadership. Read more..

By LESLIE WAYNE - The New York Times

Toyota’s U.S. Sales Edge Past Ford’s

American buyers are again flocking to Japanese companies in the wake of high gasoline prices. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD and FARA WARNER - The New York Times

Wal-Mart Finds That Its Formula Doesn’t Fit Every Culture

Given Wal-Mart’s formidable record at home, the company’s recent setbacks have exposed a rare vulnerability overseas. Read more..

By MARK LANDLER and MICHAEL BARBARO - The New York Times

Yukos Ordered to Liquidate After Bankruptcy Decision

A three-judge panel assigned Yukos assets to a court-appointed manager who has a year to auction them off to pay creditors. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Pfizer PFE 26,21 26,46 25,32 25,61 60.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17,57 17,69 17,28 17,48 57.8M
Microsoft MSFT 24,12 24,40 24,03 24,30 46.5M
Intel INTC 17,66 17,79 17,56 17,59 41.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14,70 14,94 14,55 14,81 33.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 68,36 69,23 68,12 68,48 25.4M
Apple AAPL 67,65 68,68 67,51 68,16 19.7M
Procter & Gamble PG 57,98 58,90 57,47 58,29 17.7M
AT&T Inc. T 30,00 30,59 29,93 30,58 17.7M
General Electric GE 32,60 32,81 32,42 32,60 16.6M
Comcast CMCSA 34,37 34,93 34,25 34,84 15.7M
Alphabet GOOGL 375,60 377,17 365,20 367,23 14.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 69,40 70,75 68,91 69,03 13.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 31,57 32,74 31,55 32,50 13.2M
Home Depot HD 34,15 34,34 33,81 34,11 12.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45,90 45,91 45,20 45,49 11.1M
Merck MRK 40,80 41,09 40,67 41,03 10.2M
Schlumberger SLB 67,44 68,55 66,06 67,29 10.1M
Chevron CVX 66,50 67,08 65,78 65,97 10M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47,30 47,48 46,91 47,15 9.57M
Verizon Communications VZ 33,52 33,57 33,07 33,53 9.46M
Amgen AMGN 70,10 71,30 69,78 70,77 9.05M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29,33 29,92 29,31 29,80 8.59M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 44,30 44,43 44,00 44,37 7.99M
Amazon AMZN 26,15 26,30 25,89 26,09 7.81M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 48,72 49,60 48,44 48,57 7.8M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63,10 63,20 62,88 63,15 7.41M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 23,85 23,87 23,56 23,69 7.33M
Altria MO 79,78 80,29 79,75 80,00 6.28M
McDonald's MCD 35,50 35,70 34,98 35,59 5.35M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 72,11 72,67 71,67 72,40 4.89M
3M MMM 69,91 70,09 69,55 69,61 4.84M
Coca-Cola KO 44,29 44,49 44,19 44,31 4.56M
Pepsico PEP 62,95 63,24 62,37 63,20 4.25M
Boeing BA 78,70 79,65 78,40 78,62 3.78M
International Business Machines IBM 76,21 76,93 76,20 76,32 3.28M
Gilead Sciences GILD 60,75 62,10 60,75 61,60 3.19M
United Technologies UTX 62,09 62,52 61,75 62,29 2.48M
Union Pacific UNP 83,45 84,95 83,31 84,76 1.09M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3045,50 3060,00 3033,00 3041,00 10.6K
Exchange Rates of August 02, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114,660 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,126 CAD 1 CAD = 0,888 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,230 CHF 1 CHF = 0,813 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,970 CNY 1 CNY = 0,125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 146,610 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,681 GBP 1 GBP = 1,468 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,672 AUD 1 AUD = 0,598 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,440 CAD 1 CAD = 0,694 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,573 CHF 1 CHF = 0,636 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,464 GBP 1 GBP = 2,153 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,141 AUD 1 AUD = 0,876 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,982 CAD 1 CAD = 1,018 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,073 CHF 1 CHF = 0,932 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,454 AUD 1 AUD = 0,407 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,114 CAD 1 CAD = 0,473 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,309 CHF 1 CHF = 0,433 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,861 CAD 1 CAD = 1,162 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,940 CHF 1 CHF = 1,064 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,092 CHF 1 CHF = 0,916 CAD

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