Financial news on November 02, 2007

Business and Financial news
A War Game Supposes Scarce and Risky Oil

In an effort to push energy reform to the top of America’s agenda, two groups staged a complex role-playing game that dramatizes the impact of American dependence on imported oil. Read more..

By JOHN M. BRODER - The New York Times

China Bars Exports by 750 Toy Makers

The move was announced just days after U.S. legislators moved to bolster consumer protections and impose tougher penalties on companies that sell tainted or hazardous goods. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

F.T.C. Member Vows Tighter Controls of Online Ads

Because of increased tracking of people’s Internet habits by marketing firms, a member of the Federal Trade Commission has vowed to exert more controls over online ads. Read more..

By LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

Income Data Hints at Underlying Economic Strength

A report on personal income and spending pointed to continued strength in the economy even as analysts feared widespread troubles in the next few months. Read more..

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM - The New York Times

MySpace Joins Google Alliance to Counter Facebook

The alliance presents a powerful counterweight to Facebook, which has persuaded thousands of developers to create programs for its users. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT and BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Sales at Ford Decrease for the 12th Month in a Row

Even as Ford posted its 12th consecutive monthly U.S. sales decline, General Motors and Toyota each gained market share in October on higher truck sales. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Squeezing the VCs

Venture capitalists may have to pay more in taxes if a tax bill cleared by the House Ways and Means committee passes. Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

The Robot in the Newsroom

The New York Times redesigned technology Web page uses Blogrunner software that automates the discovery of relevant technology stories. 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
Microsoft MSFT 37.22 37.50 36.42 37.06 96.4M
Intel INTC 26.75 26.96 26.40 26.80 58.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 32.40 32.71 32.11 32.51 53.3M
Pfizer PFE 24.03 24.13 23.60 23.67 40.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44.45 44.48 42.06 43.15 39.6M
Comcast CMCSA 20.72 20.77 20.43 20.55 39.4M
General Electric GE 40.50 40.53 39.97 40.33 36.9M
Apple AAPL 189.21 189.44 183.49 187.87 35.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 32.35 32.72 31.87 32.31 32.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21.81 22.10 21.68 22.03 30.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 88.69 89.20 86.84 87.93 29M
AT&T Inc. T 40.70 40.83 39.79 40.42 24.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 44.16 44.38 43.66 44.19 18M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29.40 29.42 28.49 28.88 17.2M
Merck MRK 58.04 58.04 55.57 56.04 16.8M
Home Depot HD 30.92 31.01 30.12 30.40 16.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 83.13 84.85 82.45 84.57 16.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 44.84 44.88 43.99 44.38 14.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 51.90 52.47 51.50 52.40 14M
Amgen AMGN 57.50 57.50 56.22 56.62 13.7M
Chevron CVX 87.65 89.27 87.10 88.48 12.4M
Alphabet GOOGL 710.51 713.58 697.34 711.25 11.7M
Procter & Gamble PG 69.05 69.76 68.86 69.55 11.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55.66 55.70 53.60 54.05 11.1M
Amazon AMZN 88.00 88.12 83.50 85.98 10.2M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.73 65.00 64.36 64.78 9.9M
Schlumberger SLB 97.45 99.55 96.88 98.82 9.61M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.34 47.00 45.78 46.91 9.43M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.26 34.26 33.52 33.92 8.95M
Coca-Cola KO 61.14 61.15 60.01 60.51 8.58M
Altria MO 72.10 72.74 71.75 72.11 7.85M
McDonald's MCD 59.20 59.45 58.50 59.02 7.66M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 48.29 49.04 48.12 48.94 7.49M
International Business Machines IBM 114.42 115.15 113.57 114.59 6.11M
Boeing BA 96.62 97.88 96.34 97.76 5.61M
Pepsico PEP 73.63 73.63 72.37 72.98 5.07M
3M MMM 84.70 85.00 83.15 84.89 4.92M
United Technologies UTX 74.90 75.90 74.50 75.65 3.82M
Union Pacific UNP 125.05 126.41 123.20 126.00 2.07M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4390.00 4417.00 4383.00 4402.00 17.3K
Exchange Rates of November 02, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114.830 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0.935 CAD 1 CAD = 1.070 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.154 CHF 1 CHF = 0.866 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.456 CNY 1 CNY = 0.134 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 166.530 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.694 GBP 1 GBP = 1.441 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.570 AUD 1 AUD = 0.637 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.355 CAD 1 CAD = 0.738 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.674 CHF 1 CHF = 0.597 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.417 GBP 1 GBP = 2.401 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.942 AUD 1 AUD = 1.061 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.813 CAD 1 CAD = 1.230 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.005 CHF 1 CHF = 0.995 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.263 AUD 1 AUD = 0.442 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.953 CAD 1 CAD = 0.512 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.411 CHF 1 CHF = 0.415 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.862 CAD 1 CAD = 1.160 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.065 CHF 1 CHF = 0.939 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.235 CHF 1 CHF = 0.810 CAD

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