Financial news on July 02, 2007

Business and Financial news
Al Gore’s Top-Secret Access for the Final ‘Sopranos’ Episode

Brad Grey, the chairman of Paramount whose studio distributed “An Inconvenient Truth,” gave Al Gore an advance copy of the final episode of “The Sopranos.” Read more..

By SHARON WAXMAN - The New York Times

AT&T Says the iPhone Is Its Best Seller Ever

AT&T said this afternoon that in partnership with Apple the nation’s largest cellular operator had sold more iPhones over the weekend than any of previous phone models have sold in a month. It also said this morning that they are making progress in smoothing out the glitches that had bedeviled some users who attempted to used the system used to activate the phones using the Internet. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

Business Intelligence Software Grows Up

A new report from IDC shows Microsoft and Oracle giving new competition to the leaders in this rapidly growing market. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

For iPhone, Some Shortages and Activation Problems

Both Apple and AT&T acknowledged that some customers have had problems activating their phones to connect to the AT&T cellular network. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

Google Shares (Some of) Michael Moore’s Concerns

After an employee criticized Michael Moore’s health care documentary on an official blog, Google now says it agrees with Mr. Moore’s concerns and even screened his movie for 1,000 employees. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Harry Potter and the Gyrating Book Sales

The Harry Potter effect demonstrates a truth about sales of children’s books: they are highly volatile and dependent on blockbusters. Read more..

By ALEX MINDLIN - The New York Times

Labels Lack Food’s Origin Despite Law

Lobbyists and lawmakers have held off on enforcing a law requiring country-of-origin labels on meat and produce. Read more..

By ANDREW MARTIN - The New York Times

No Oil Yet, but African Isle Finds Slippery Dealings

The tiny island nation of São Tomé may have attracted oil-related corruption without producing any oil. Read more..

By BARRY MEIER and JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

Rival Manufacturers Chasing the iPhone

Asian manufacturers fear Apple may repeat in wireless communications what it accomplished in portable music with the iPod: changing the industry. Read more..

By MARTIN FACKLER - The New York Times

Steve Jobs Was 2 for 3 This Weekend

A hit weekend for the iPhone and Pixar’s Ratatouille. A little trouble for iTunes from Universal Music. And why the iPhone would be important even if the first model had been a flop. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 23.88 24.30 23.86 24.27 48.8M
Microsoft MSFT 29.67 29.80 29.49 29.74 47.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 28.02 28.06 27.79 27.89 37M
AT&T Inc. T 41.44 41.93 41.07 41.85 36M
Apple AAPL 121.05 122.09 119.30 121.26 35.5M
Pfizer PFE 25.70 25.75 25.54 25.73 33.2M
General Electric GE 38.42 38.54 38.02 38.26 29.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19.88 19.99 19.72 19.92 23.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 84.50 85.00 84.12 84.82 20.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 78.89 80.50 78.88 80.01 17.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 48.90 49.25 48.57 49.15 15.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 31.81 31.84 31.44 31.84 15.5M
Merck MRK 49.91 50.30 49.22 49.57 13.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 41.38 41.80 41.30 41.58 13M
Comcast CMCSA 28.24 28.50 28.24 28.44 12M
McDonald's MCD 51.19 51.40 50.81 51.38 11.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.99 54.37 53.83 54.32 11M
Amgen AMGN 55.40 55.83 54.78 55.24 10.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.20 48.49 48.14 48.33 10.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 61.35 61.80 61.35 61.74 9.87M
HP Inc. HPQ 45.25 45.36 44.82 45.19 9.43M
Altria MO 70.23 71.01 70.20 70.90 9.31M
Coca-Cola KO 52.65 52.99 52.32 52.56 9.15M
Schlumberger SLB 85.41 86.74 84.41 86.74 8.96M
Home Depot HD 39.55 39.60 39.15 39.37 8.84M
Chevron CVX 84.70 85.28 84.41 85.15 8.21M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.94 62.00 61.38 61.85 8.09M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.38 34.72 34.20 34.52 7.76M
Pepsico PEP 65.38 66.00 65.00 65.30 7.16M
Alphabet GOOGL 525.49 531.85 524.20 530.38 6.97M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 51.59 52.22 51.48 52.22 6.85M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35.42 35.65 35.30 35.51 6.76M
Gilead Sciences GILD 38.99 39.68 38.96 39.34 5.13M
Amazon AMZN 68.81 69.71 68.20 69.61 4.91M
International Business Machines IBM 105.39 105.80 104.58 105.01 4.7M
United Technologies UTX 71.47 72.50 71.40 72.46 4.09M
Boeing BA 96.72 97.05 96.27 96.77 2.82M
3M MMM 87.29 88.00 87.13 88.00 2.41M
Union Pacific UNP 115.85 116.91 115.71 116.24 1.43M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3615.00 3625.00 3605.50 3624.50 7.8K
Exchange Rates of July 02, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 122.410 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.056 CAD 1 CAD = 0.947 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.211 CHF 1 CHF = 0.826 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.605 CNY 1 CNY = 0.131 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 166.770 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.675 GBP 1 GBP = 1.481 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.586 AUD 1 AUD = 0.631 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.438 CAD 1 CAD = 0.695 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.650 CHF 1 CHF = 0.606 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.405 GBP 1 GBP = 2.471 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.950 AUD 1 AUD = 1.052 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.862 CAD 1 CAD = 1.160 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.989 CHF 1 CHF = 1.011 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.349 AUD 1 AUD = 0.426 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.129 CAD 1 CAD = 0.470 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.442 CHF 1 CHF = 0.410 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.906 CAD 1 CAD = 1.104 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.039 CHF 1 CHF = 0.962 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.146 CHF 1 CHF = 0.872 CAD

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