Financial news on October 02, 2007

Business and Financial news
A Page From Thatcher’s Playbook

Britain’s Labor Party has hired Saatchi & Saatchi, the agency that helped bring Margaret Thatcher to power nearly three decades ago, to handle advertising for its next election campaign. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

Commerce Bancorp Is Acquired

After removing its chief executive over the summer, Commerce agreed to be acquired by Toronto-Dominion Bank for $8.5 billion in stock and cash. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Europe Revives Qualcomm Antitrust Inquiry

The European Commission elevated its antitrust investigation against chip maker Qualcomm to priority status, after two years of apparent inactivity on the case. Read more..

By DOW JONES - The New York Times

Justices Deal Setback to Tobacco Companies

Cigarette makers have lost a Supreme Court bid to prevent smokers in Florida lawsuits from taking advantage of jury findings against the industry. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

My iBrick Part 1: The Meltdown

6:41 a.m.: We are in the throes of trying to get out of the house, when my 14-year-old daughter says, “There’s something wrong with my phone.” Read more..

By KATIE HAFNER - The New York Times

My iBrick Part 2: The Fix

A software update. A visit to an Apple Store. One attempt to fix it fails. The saga continues. Read more..

By KATIE HAFNER - The New York Times

Postal Competition Move Delayed

Plans to allow full competition in Europe’s postal sector were delayed by two years, until 2011, due to pressure from some national postal monopolies. Read more..

By DAN BILEFSKY - The New York Times

Some Banks in Europe Suffer, Too

The loss underscored the extent to which some of Europe’s largest financial institutions are exposed to investments that rest on shaky American mortgages. Read more..

By MARK LANDLER and JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 26.28 26.58 26.16 26.38 45.9M
Pfizer PFE 24.89 25.05 24.69 24.94 36.2M
Microsoft MSFT 29.70 29.85 29.57 29.70 33.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 33.00 33.13 32.87 33.01 31.4M
Apple AAPL 156.55 158.59 155.89 158.45 28.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21.98 21.98 21.71 21.85 24.2M
Home Depot HD 33.21 33.67 33.12 33.36 23.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 93.32 93.40 91.30 92.24 21.5M
General Electric GE 42.03 42.15 41.80 42.12 19.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 44.45 45.11 44.36 44.87 18.4M
Comcast CMCSA 24.45 24.45 23.95 24.00 17.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 86.78 86.78 84.50 85.47 16.6M
AT&T Inc. T 42.35 42.45 42.14 42.41 16.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46.99 47.35 46.82 47.16 16M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29.10 29.32 28.98 29.11 14.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 36.79 36.83 36.23 36.63 14.6M
Alphabet GOOGL 583.38 596.81 580.01 584.39 14.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55.10 55.81 55.05 55.46 11.3M
Merck MRK 52.58 52.73 51.51 51.62 11M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 66.16 66.34 65.88 66.05 9.84M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.65 35.01 34.60 34.77 9.4M
Procter & Gamble PG 70.85 71.00 70.35 70.73 9.37M
Verizon Communications VZ 45.25 45.64 45.15 45.34 9.14M
Chevron CVX 93.92 93.99 91.82 92.56 9.14M
Coca-Cola KO 58.00 58.16 57.64 57.92 8.78M
HP Inc. HPQ 50.88 51.08 50.32 51.04 8.58M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 48.20 48.41 47.42 47.89 8.58M
Altria MO 69.90 70.14 69.44 69.95 8.2M
McDonald's MCD 56.24 56.44 55.68 55.95 7.95M
Schlumberger SLB 105.52 107.11 103.99 106.47 7.74M
International Business Machines IBM 119.31 119.60 118.14 118.36 6.91M
Pepsico PEP 74.12 74.25 73.34 73.76 6.14M
Gilead Sciences GILD 42.00 42.08 41.01 41.40 5.33M
Amgen AMGN 56.34 56.42 55.55 56.04 5.14M
Amazon AMZN 93.87 93.90 91.40 92.36 4.87M
Boeing BA 106.62 107.15 105.27 105.93 4.6M
United Technologies UTX 82.00 82.50 80.22 80.62 4.35M
3M MMM 94.35 94.88 93.59 93.89 3.49M
Union Pacific UNP 114.74 114.87 112.29 113.33 1.09M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3965.00 3996.50 3959.00 3996.50 15.8K
Exchange Rates of October 02, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 115.640 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0.999 CAD 1 CAD = 1.001 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.176 CHF 1 CHF = 0.851 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 163.610 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.693 GBP 1 GBP = 1.443 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.605 AUD 1 AUD = 0.623 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.413 CAD 1 CAD = 0.708 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.663 CHF 1 CHF = 0.601 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.424 GBP 1 GBP = 2.361 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.981 AUD 1 AUD = 1.020 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.863 CAD 1 CAD = 1.158 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.016 CHF 1 CHF = 0.984 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.316 AUD 1 AUD = 0.432 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.038 CAD 1 CAD = 0.491 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.399 CHF 1 CHF = 0.417 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.879 CAD 1 CAD = 1.137 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.035 CHF 1 CHF = 0.966 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.177 CHF 1 CHF = 0.850 CAD

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