Financial news on October 02, 2006

Business and Financial news
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By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

A Reporter Who Scoops His Own Paper

Bob Woodward works for The Washington Post but does as he pleases, husbanding his most lustrous scoops for his books. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

In This Movie, the Audience Picks the Scene

Using a new software program called NAV, the film “The Onyx Project” presents viewers with links to click that serve as departure points from one scene to the next. Read more..

By RICHARD SIKLOS - The New York Times

Looking Ahead

METRICS GALORE There is a deluge of economic news this week, headlined by unemployment figures for September, which are expected to stay flat (Friday). Also of note will be vehicle sales for September, which are expected to nose up slightly (Tuesd... Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Publisher to Offer Inside Account of Al Qaeda Operative

“Inside the Jihad,” by Omar Nasiri, is a first-person narrative of Mr. Nasiri’s time in an Al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in the 1990’s. Read more..

By JULIE BOSMAN - The New York Times

Song Tracker Finds a New Way to ‘Publish’ Its Charts

Mediabase has taken an unconventional approach to raise its own visibility as it confronts a shake-up in the world of music industry magazines. Read more..

By JEFF LEEDS - The New York Times

The Relentless Hunt for the Next Deal

At 80, Albert Frère still prowls corporate Europe in a restless hunt for bargains, keeping the Continent’s business leaders on their toes. Read more..

By DOREEN CARVAJAL<br />International Herald Tribune - The New York Times

Wal-Mart to Add Wage Caps and Part-Timers

The company says the changes are to better serve customers. Workers say they reduce already modest incomes and strain employees’ personal lives. Read more..

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE and MICHAEL BARBARO - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 27,32 27,49 27,15 27,36 52.9M
Intel INTC 20,56 20,75 20,40 20,44 51.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17,91 17,96 17,59 17,66 41.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23,05 23,24 22,96 22,98 33.2M
Apple AAPL 75,10 75,87 74,30 74,86 25.5M
Pfizer PFE 28,37 28,60 28,20 28,31 22.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 36,84 37,74 36,70 37,66 21.6M
General Electric GE 35,32 35,71 35,28 35,50 20.8M
AT&T Inc. T 32,56 32,93 32,19 32,23 19.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 67,29 67,76 66,90 67,00 19.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48,40 48,86 48,03 48,44 18M
Gilead Sciences GILD 64,93 65,67 63,79 64,28 15.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 37,20 37,34 37,02 37,14 14.8M
McDonald's MCD 39,12 39,77 38,95 39,51 14.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 59,72 60,20 58,54 58,55 12.5M
Merck MRK 42,15 42,25 41,67 41,67 9.16M
Schlumberger SLB 62,03 62,26 60,81 60,91 9.02M
Comcast CMCSA 37,06 37,24 36,28 36,29 8.98M
Home Depot HD 36,18 36,69 35,98 36,34 8.62M
Amgen AMGN 71,40 71,87 70,08 70,30 8.29M
Altria MO 76,90 77,05 76,50 76,54 8.2M
Chevron CVX 64,90 65,35 64,46 64,51 7.96M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47,75 48,70 47,75 48,24 7.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46,96 47,33 46,74 46,87 7.38M
Alphabet GOOGL 401,90 406,00 400,80 401,44 7.3M
Amazon AMZN 31,98 32,03 30,83 30,87 6.82M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30,79 31,02 30,40 30,53 6.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65,00 65,33 64,94 65,09 6.24M
Boeing BA 79,35 80,28 78,84 79,97 5.73M
Pepsico PEP 65,19 65,30 64,17 64,33 4.93M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 49,11 49,58 48,52 49,43 4.92M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25,03 25,03 24,68 24,68 4.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 62,15 62,31 61,89 62,04 4.73M
Coca-Cola KO 44,90 44,93 44,50 44,50 4.73M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 36,32 36,32 35,83 36,05 4.58M
International Business Machines IBM 81,76 82,47 81,58 81,87 4.48M
3M MMM 74,70 74,70 73,33 73,59 2.94M
United Technologies UTX 63,42 64,50 63,33 63,90 2.8M
Union Pacific UNP 88,25 88,32 86,76 87,16 1.22M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3170,00 3210,00 3165,00 3175,00 15.6K
Exchange Rates of October 02, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117,720 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,116 CAD 1 CAD = 0,896 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,243 CHF 1 CHF = 0,804 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,907 CNY 1 CNY = 0,126 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 149,970 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,675 GBP 1 GBP = 1,481 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,702 AUD 1 AUD = 0,587 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,421 CAD 1 CAD = 0,704 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,584 CHF 1 CHF = 0,631 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,450 GBP 1 GBP = 2,223 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,135 AUD 1 AUD = 0,881 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,948 CAD 1 CAD = 1,055 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,056 CHF 1 CHF = 0,947 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,522 AUD 1 AUD = 0,397 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,105 CAD 1 CAD = 0,475 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,345 CHF 1 CHF = 0,426 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,834 CAD 1 CAD = 1,198 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,930 CHF 1 CHF = 1,076 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,114 CHF 1 CHF = 0,898 CAD

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