Financial news on August 02, 2007

Business and Financial news
Alan M. Pottasch, 79, Dies; Creator of ‘Pepsi Generation’

Mr. Pottasch led the team at BBDO that created iconic Pepsi commercials in the 1960s and ’70s and became known as the “father of the Pepsi Generation.” Read more..

By DENNIS HEVESI - The New York Times

An Easy-to-Use HD Digital Recorder (and at a Lower Price)

The new TiVo HD recorder offers 20 hours of HD storage (or 180 hours of standard TV), an easy-to-use interface and the ability to record two channels at once. Read more..

By MATTHEW HAUGHEY - The New York Times

As Ex-Leader Awaits Sentencing, Hollinger Files for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy papers were filed in U.S. and Canadian courts while a judge blocked Conrad Black’s request to travel to Canada while he awaiting sentencing on his fraud conviction. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Back Up iTunes Your Way

The iTunes program has an option to back up the library to CD or DVD. How can I back it up to a U.S.B. flash drive? Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Baseball Gets Into Resale of Tickets

Major League Baseball has struck a revenue-sharing deal with StubHub to allow fans to resell or buy tickets online. Read more..

By BRAD STONE and MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Judge Allows Class-Action Bias Suit Against Novartis

Female drug sales workers claim the company discriminated against them in pay, promotions and personnel evaluations. Read more..

By STEPHANIE SAUL - The New York Times

MasterCard Meets Most Estimates

MasterCard saw its second-quarter profit nearly double, but shares slid after the company fell short of the most optimistic analyst estimates. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Murdoch and Dow Jones Pick 5 to Safeguard Wall St. Journal

Five people were named to a committee intended to protect the editorial independence of the Wall Street Journal when it becomes part of News Corporation. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Panel Approves China Bill

The Senate Banking Committee approved legislation that seeks to force China to raise the value of its currency against the dollar. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Should Yahoo Try Again for Facebook?

An at Bear Stearns suggests that Yahoo is also being left behind by sites such as MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn, and said that an acquisition could be a good way to catch up. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 23.77 24.43 23.59 24.30 74.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 29.72 30.21 29.67 30.13 57.7M
Microsoft MSFT 29.19 29.79 29.02 29.52 47.9M
Pfizer PFE 23.70 23.95 23.55 23.85 39.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 85.75 86.04 83.51 85.18 37M
General Electric GE 39.00 39.18 38.64 39.03 37M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19.76 20.21 19.67 20.09 31.4M
Apple AAPL 136.65 136.96 134.15 136.49 30.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44.41 44.76 44.00 44.59 28.3M
Home Depot HD 37.75 38.15 37.61 37.82 26.5M
Comcast CMCSA 26.16 26.29 25.45 25.81 25.9M
AT&T Inc. T 40.07 40.88 39.90 40.60 20.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 33.69 34.82 33.69 34.42 19.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 47.05 48.42 47.05 48.23 18.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 81.10 81.50 78.86 80.26 18.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.80 61.48 60.75 61.03 17.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 46.20 47.11 46.08 46.73 16.7M
Chevron CVX 84.51 86.00 82.59 83.89 15.8M
Schlumberger SLB 94.71 95.50 91.42 92.00 14M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 51.18 51.55 50.83 51.21 13.7M
Merck MRK 51.43 52.13 50.82 51.64 12.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 28.70 28.85 28.22 28.62 12.3M
McDonald's MCD 48.08 49.28 48.07 48.99 12.2M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.05 63.59 62.64 63.30 11.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 43.07 43.48 42.77 43.13 11.6M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33.98 34.53 33.69 34.36 11.5M
International Business Machines IBM 112.10 114.05 111.50 113.23 11.3M
Amgen AMGN 52.09 52.53 51.28 51.44 11.1M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47.50 48.80 47.50 48.36 10.4M
Amazon AMZN 77.86 79.76 76.12 79.71 10.4M
Coca-Cola KO 53.16 53.80 53.16 53.66 9.8M
Altria MO 67.12 67.75 66.80 67.14 9.4M
Gilead Sciences GILD 37.12 37.86 36.55 37.71 7.99M
Alphabet GOOGL 513.72 514.99 509.00 511.01 6.3M
Pepsico PEP 66.99 67.22 66.25 66.81 5.26M
United Technologies UTX 74.37 74.97 73.83 74.76 4.87M
Boeing BA 105.02 106.00 104.51 105.93 4.76M
3M MMM 89.06 89.46 88.40 89.12 3.85M
Union Pacific UNP 119.50 120.70 118.38 119.99 2.89M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3599.00 3605.00 3587.00 3588.00 7.7K
Exchange Rates of August 02, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 119.200 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.052 CAD 1 CAD = 0.950 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.205 CHF 1 CHF = 0.830 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.572 CNY 1 CNY = 0.132 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 163.350 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.672 GBP 1 GBP = 1.487 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.595 AUD 1 AUD = 0.627 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.441 CAD 1 CAD = 0.694 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.650 CHF 1 CHF = 0.606 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.411 GBP 1 GBP = 2.431 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.976 AUD 1 AUD = 1.024 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.882 CAD 1 CAD = 1.134 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.010 CHF 1 CHF = 0.990 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.373 AUD 1 AUD = 0.421 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.144 CAD 1 CAD = 0.467 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.454 CHF 1 CHF = 0.408 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.903 CAD 1 CAD = 1.108 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.034 CHF 1 CHF = 0.967 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.145 CHF 1 CHF = 0.874 CAD

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