Financial news on August 03, 2006

Business and Financial news
Court Invalidates a Patent That Pfizer Holds for Lipitor

Pfizer may face generic competition to its top-selling drug Lipitor a year earlier than analysts expected. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Digital Marriage of Audio Recorder and MP3 Player

Sandisk’s new Sansa e200 MP3 players do more than play music. They can capture it. Read more..

By WARREN BUCKLEITNER - The New York Times

For Some, a Feature-Filled Phone Uses Its High Speed as a Selling Point

The LG CU500 is the fastest phone for Cingular users, and one of the fastest in the United States. Read more..

By ROY FURCHGOTT - The New York Times

France: Eurotunnel Granted Bankruptcy Protection

A French court agreed to grant bankruptcy protection to Eurotunnel after creditors failed to reach an 11th-hour agreement on restructuring. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK - The New York Times

G.M. Hopes a Line of Pickups Will Lead Back to Prosperity

G.M. said its 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks would begin arriving at dealerships in October, 13 weeks ahead of schedule. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

One Game for a Small Screen, Another for Fans of Ed Wood

Resurrection is engaging because it is done so well, while Night Watch manages to pull some entertainment out of its many shortcomings. Read more..

By CHARLES HEROLD - The New York Times

Publishers Try to Sell Words With Moving Pictures

Publishers are running the equivalent of movie trailers on the Internet, all aimed at drawing fresh audiences to their books. Read more..

By CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH - The New York Times

Salvation at a Very Steep Price

When small businesses run into financial troubles, banks can be unforgiving. One alternative, an asset-based loan, carries high rates, but can save a company. Read more..

By GLENN RIFKIN - The New York Times

Some Music for the Aspiring Blue Man Group of One

The Blue Man Group Instruments are a mixture of high and low tech. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Want Even More Resolution? Try This Camera on for Size

The slim Photosmart R967 from Hewlett-Packard is the company’s latest entrant in the great megapixel race. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 17.32 17.64 17.15 17.56 58.6M
Intel INTC 17.49 17.50 17.22 17.33 58.4M
Microsoft MSFT 24.19 24.48 24.15 24.21 43.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14.80 15.03 14.73 14.77 31.8M
Apple AAPL 67.91 70.00 67.81 69.59 30M
AT&T Inc. T 30.33 30.94 30.26 30.90 28.6M
Pfizer PFE 25.58 25.71 25.42 25.51 28.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 68.07 69.28 68.04 68.37 21.9M
General Electric GE 32.55 32.88 32.43 32.73 19.4M
Alphabet GOOGL 364.98 377.91 363.36 375.39 12.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 58.46 59.69 58.13 59.45 12.4M
Amgen AMGN 70.43 71.49 69.57 70.92 11.5M
Home Depot HD 33.80 34.70 33.52 34.57 11.4M
Comcast CMCSA 34.81 35.10 34.70 34.84 11.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 44.27 45.13 44.17 44.73 11M
Chevron CVX 65.74 66.14 65.50 65.50 10.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47.15 47.65 47.13 47.22 10.1M
Merck MRK 41.11 41.76 40.77 41.59 9.94M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45.15 45.80 45.10 45.66 9.05M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.51 30.10 29.39 30.04 8.26M
ConocoPhillips COP 68.50 69.56 68.38 68.78 7.92M
Verizon Communications VZ 33.31 33.56 33.14 33.49 7.81M
HP Inc. HPQ 32.45 32.89 32.08 32.59 7.35M
Schlumberger SLB 66.25 67.79 65.92 67.23 7.01M
Amazon AMZN 26.09 26.90 25.90 26.69 6.94M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63.10 63.34 63.04 63.08 6.56M
Coca-Cola KO 44.20 44.35 43.89 44.02 5.69M
McDonald's MCD 35.35 36.00 35.15 35.84 5.45M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 48.64 48.77 47.63 47.77 5.07M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 23.69 23.85 23.56 23.79 5.06M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 72.40 72.86 72.01 72.65 4.92M
Altria MO 80.05 80.62 79.18 80.17 4.78M
3M MMM 69.61 69.79 69.21 69.28 4.6M
United Technologies UTX 62.25 63.21 61.75 62.74 4.21M
Boeing BA 77.88 79.89 77.42 79.40 3.68M
Pepsico PEP 63.21 63.39 62.83 62.84 3.59M
Gilead Sciences GILD 61.51 62.37 60.63 62.07 2.97M
International Business Machines IBM 76.00 76.73 74.90 76.33 2.77M
Union Pacific UNP 84.00 87.25 83.59 86.92 1.59M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3045.00 3053.00 3037.00 3042.00 11.9K
Exchange Rates of August 03, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114.960 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.125 CAD 1 CAD = 0.889 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.231 CHF 1 CHF = 0.812 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.975 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 147.130 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.678 GBP 1 GBP = 1.475 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.682 AUD 1 AUD = 0.594 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.440 CAD 1 CAD = 0.695 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.576 CHF 1 CHF = 0.635 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.460 GBP 1 GBP = 2.172 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.142 AUD 1 AUD = 0.875 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.978 CAD 1 CAD = 1.023 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.070 CHF 1 CHF = 0.934 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.480 AUD 1 AUD = 0.403 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.123 CAD 1 CAD = 0.471 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.323 CHF 1 CHF = 0.430 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.855 CAD 1 CAD = 1.169 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.936 CHF 1 CHF = 1.068 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.094 CHF 1 CHF = 0.914 CAD

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