Financial news on July 3rd, 2007

Business and Financial news
Happy Returns for Travel Agents

Many travel agents — or travel specialists, as they are now known — say they have seen an increase in business in the last year or so. Read more..

By ABBY ELLIN - The New York Times

Oracle Suit: More than a Stunt?

What seemed like a petty dust up between SAP and Oracle may turn out to be a bigger fight now that the Justice Department is getting involved. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

Outrages Bubble Up, and Even Dampen the Aisle

Overflowing toilets and other horror stories illustrate that squeezed airlines leave not an inch of slack when something goes wrong. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Repainting the Walls at eBay

EBay’s chief executive vows big design changes are coming to the auction site over the next year. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Tales to Inspire the Expatriate Young

Children at International Schools overseas live out the raw material of a literature unique to them and to their experiences. Read more..

By MARC LEVITT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO27.9728.1027.8128.1022.5M
General ElectricGE38.3638.7938.3638.7021.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL19.9720.0719.9020.0718.7M
AT&T Inc.T41.8041.8441.2241.5014.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ41.6642.4041.6642.127.88M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM49.1949.5849.0449.347.44M
Home DepotHD39.4339.5538.9539.206.27M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48.3448.4748.1348.476.21M
HP Inc.HPQ45.2545.6345.1745.585.24M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.5434.6734.3034.545.16M
Procter & GamblePG61.4561.9061.4561.795.09M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ62.0062.2861.8861.954.72M
International Business MachinesIBM105.50107.08105.24106.584.22M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54.3554.4954.1254.324.03M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY31.6631.8231.6031.773.66M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35.7435.9035.5335.683.65M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH52.2252.4451.7552.142.75M
Gilead SciencesGILD39.4539.5538.8839.052.36M
United TechnologiesUTX72.5072.8672.2172.471.72M
Union PacificUNP116.28116.95115.99116.73765K
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3626.003640.003626.003637.003.5K
Exchange Rates of July 3rd, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 122.440 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.061 CAD1 CAD = 0.942 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.216 CHF1 CHF = 0.823 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.605 CNY1 CNY = 0.132 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 166.640 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.675 GBP1 GBP = 1.482 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.592 AUD1 AUD = 0.628 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.444 CAD1 CAD = 0.693 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.654 CHF1 CHF = 0.604 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.405 GBP1 GBP = 2.470 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.955 AUD1 AUD = 1.047 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.866 CAD1 CAD = 1.155 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.993 CHF1 CHF = 1.007 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.359 AUD1 AUD = 0.424 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.139 CAD1 CAD = 0.467 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.450 CHF1 CHF = 0.408 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.906 CAD1 CAD = 1.104 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1.038 CHF1 CHF = 0.963 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.145 CHF1 CHF = 0.873 CAD

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