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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT27.3227.4927.1527.3652.9M
IntelINTC20.5620.7520.4020.4451.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17.9117.9617.5917.6641.1M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.0523.2422.9622.9833.2M
AppleAAPL75.1075.8774.3074.8625.5M
PfizerPFE28.3728.6028.2028.3122.1M
HP Inc.HPQ36.8437.7436.7037.6621.6M
General ElectricGE35.3235.7135.2835.5020.8M
AT&T Inc.T32.5632.9332.1932.2319.8M
ExxonMobilXOM67.2967.7666.9067.0019.1M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48.4048.8648.0348.4418M
Gilead SciencesGILD64.9365.6763.7964.2815.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ37.2037.3437.0237.1414.8M
McDonald'sMCD39.1239.7738.9539.5114.2M
ConocoPhillipsCOP59.7260.2058.5458.5512.5M
MerckMRK42.1542.2541.6741.679.16M
SchlumbergerSLB62.0362.2660.8160.919.02M
ComcastCMCSA37.0637.2436.2836.298.98M
Home DepotHD36.1836.6935.9836.348.62M
AmgenAMGN71.4071.8770.0870.308.29M
AltriaMO76.9077.0576.5076.548.2M
ChevronCVX64.9065.3564.4664.517.96M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT47.7548.7047.7548.247.4M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM46.9647.3346.7446.877.38M
AlphabetGOOGL401.90406.00400.80401.447.3M
AmazonAMZN31.9832.0330.8330.876.82M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30.7931.0230.4030.536.7M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65.0065.3364.9465.096.24M
BoeingBA79.3580.2878.8479.975.73M
PepsicoPEP65.1965.3064.1764.334.93M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH49.1149.5848.5249.434.92M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.0325.0324.6824.684.9M
Procter & GamblePG62.1562.3161.8962.044.73M
Coca-ColaKO44.9044.9344.5044.504.73M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC36.3236.3235.8336.054.58M
International Business MachinesIBM81.7682.4781.5881.874.48M
3MMMM74.7074.7073.3373.592.94M
United TechnologiesUTX63.4264.5063.3363.902.8M
Union PacificUNP88.2588.3286.7687.161.22M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3170.003210.003165.003175.0015.6K
Exchange Rates of October 02, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 117.720 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.116 CAD1 CAD = 0.896 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.243 CHF1 CHF = 0.804 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.907 CNY1 CNY = 0.126 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 149.970 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.675 GBP1 GBP = 1.481 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.702 AUD1 AUD = 0.587 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.421 CAD1 CAD = 0.704 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.584 CHF1 CHF = 0.631 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.450 GBP1 GBP = 2.223 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.135 AUD1 AUD = 0.881 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.948 CAD1 CAD = 1.055 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.056 CHF1 CHF = 0.947 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.522 AUD1 AUD = 0.397 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.105 CAD1 CAD = 0.475 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.345 CHF1 CHF = 0.426 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.834 CAD1 CAD = 1.198 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.930 CHF1 CHF = 1.076 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.114 CHF1 CHF = 0.898 CAD

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