Financial news on June 02, 2006

Business and Financial news
A Commodities Bull Can Find No Reason to Pull In His Horns

James B. Rogers Jr., fund manager, author and avowed commodities bull, is undeterred even as less committed bulls suspect that the peak is past. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED - The New York Times

Asian Cars Won 40% of Market Last Month

Sales of fuel-efficient vehicles like the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and Hyundai Sonata all rose 20 percent or more compared with May 2005. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD and NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

A Tax Rule Could Save Treasury Nominee Millions

Henry M. Paulson Jr. could receive a tax break of at least $48 million if he is confirmed as Treasury secretary. Read more..

By ERIC DASH - The New York Times

Bank of China's Offering Soars 15% in First Day

In the world's biggest public share offering in six years, investors raised $9.7 billion for one of China's biggest state-owned banks. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

It's a Grand Duchy, but It's Also the Largest Shareholder

Luxembourg's involvement in the acquisition battle over Arcelor has critics citing protectionism. Read more..

By HEATHER TIMMONS and JAMES KANTER - The New York Times

Pact Averts Strike at Alcoa

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

The Gauls at Home in Erin

European countries have to deal not only with immigration from places like Africa and Southeast Asia, but also from their neighbors in the European Union. Read more..

By JOHN TAGLIABUE - The New York Times

Which Bosses Really Care if Shares Rise?

Investors should know how much the executive's wealth will rise if the stock goes up, and how much it will fall if the stock goes down. Read more..

By FLOYD NORRIS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 22,87 22,99 22,67 22,76 73.9M
Intel INTC 18,07 18,31 17,96 18,23 71.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 20,60 20,80 20,35 20,44 43.1M
Apple AAPL 62,99 63,10 60,88 61,66 24.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14,22 14,28 14,04 14,15 22.9M
Pfizer PFE 24,00 24,23 23,87 24,19 21.6M
General Electric GE 34,58 34,81 34,48 34,66 21.2M
Comcast CMCSA 33,30 33,55 32,67 33,52 20.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 61,15 62,15 60,51 61,65 17.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48,17 48,35 47,32 47,83 13.8M
AT&T Inc. T 26,80 26,96 26,47 26,73 13.2M
Alphabet GOOGL 386,84 387,08 377,45 379,44 12.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 46,28 47,37 46,28 46,98 12.7M
Home Depot HD 38,41 38,75 37,80 38,00 12.5M
Chevron CVX 60,21 60,85 59,83 60,75 11.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,96 32,23 31,85 31,94 9.68M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 43,80 44,20 43,53 43,81 9.64M
ConocoPhillips COP 64,40 65,01 63,46 64,51 9.27M
Altria MO 72,41 72,95 72,00 72,85 9.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 32,41 32,46 32,02 32,40 9.01M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30,61 30,69 30,45 30,62 8.78M
Procter & Gamble PG 54,37 54,55 53,80 53,95 8.58M
Amgen AMGN 69,05 69,45 68,00 69,18 8.36M
Schlumberger SLB 65,48 66,54 64,99 66,05 7.62M
International Business Machines IBM 80,50 80,56 79,15 79,52 7.23M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 43,10 43,35 42,89 43,13 7.08M
Merck MRK 33,65 34,24 33,50 33,95 6.68M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60,70 61,01 60,45 60,74 6.67M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25,10 25,40 24,95 25,27 6.13M
Coca-Cola KO 43,93 44,13 43,60 43,89 6.06M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 67,89 68,31 67,68 68,14 5.52M
Amazon AMZN 35,19 35,22 34,05 34,76 5.44M
Gilead Sciences GILD 58,99 59,40 57,83 58,40 4.71M
McDonald's MCD 33,60 33,78 33,25 33,51 4.42M
Pepsico PEP 60,87 61,00 60,22 60,67 4.37M
United Technologies UTX 63,20 63,44 62,50 63,03 3.45M
Boeing BA 84,04 84,58 83,17 83,80 3.23M
3M MMM 84,80 85,23 84,50 84,78 2.32M
Union Pacific UNP 94,90 95,20 93,24 94,05 1.8M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3057,00 3066,00 3044,00 3056,00 6.1K
Exchange Rates of June 02, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 111,570 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,101 CAD 1 CAD = 0,908 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,207 CHF 1 CHF = 0,828 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8,021 CNY 1 CNY = 0,125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 144,160 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,686 GBP 1 GBP = 1,458 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,718 AUD 1 AUD = 0,582 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,422 CAD 1 CAD = 0,703 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,560 CHF 1 CHF = 0,641 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,504 AUD 1 AUD = 0,399 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,073 CAD 1 CAD = 0,482 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,274 CHF 1 CHF = 0,440 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,828 CAD 1 CAD = 1,208 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,908 CHF 1 CHF = 1,102 AUD

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