Financial news on July 03, 2008

Business and Financial news
Aiming to Sell the World on Fitness

Technogym, an exercise equipment maker, is expanding its reach to countries with few health clubs, in a strategy to survive an economic downturn in the United States. Read more..

By JOHN TAGLIABUE - The New York Times

Australia: Retail Sales Rose in May

Australian retail sales rose in May at the fastest rate in six months. Sales increased 0.7 percent from April, the Bureau of Statistics said. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

A Voice From the ’80s to Deliver Driving Directions

It was bound to happen sooner or later: Generation X nostalgia and modern technology have come together in the “Knight Rider” Global Positioning System from Mio Technology. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

In Turnabout, Russia to Allow Permits for BP Workers

The decision to expedite work permits for the six staff members of a BP joint venture was a sign of apparent backpedaling by the Russian government. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

Kozy Shack in Snack Lineup for the Mets

Tubs of Kozy Shack rice and chocolate puddings are now being sold at Shea Stadium alongside the hot dogs and giant pretzels, and are being included in children’s meals at the ballpark. Read more..

By JOHN METCALFE - The New York Times

Paulson Calls for Stronger Regulators

In London, the Treasury secretary called for a new regulatory system that would allow even large financial institutions to fail without risking a wider market collapse. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Price of Oil Rises Again, Rattling the Markets

Crude oil closed at $143.57 a barrel, another record, sending shudders through financial markets already worried about the prospect of a global economic slowdown. Read more..

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

Scruggs’s Son Sentenced in Bribery Case

Zach Scruggs, son of the Mississippi lawyer Richard F. Scruggs, was sentenced to 14 months in prison for his part in a scheme to bribe a judge. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Shooting Is Done; Editing Is Next

How do I create a slide show on a DVD that combines stills and brief movies from a digital camera? Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Worried About Things That Go Bump in the Night? Then Keep Your Eyes Open

EyeClops Night Vision goggles use infrared L.E.D.’s that shine a wide beam of infrared light up to 50 feet away. Read more..

By WARREN BUCKLEITNER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 20.53 20.80 20.26 20.66 41.4M
General Electric GE 26.75 27.09 26.50 26.91 38.7M
Microsoft MSFT 25.85 26.10 25.60 25.98 37.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 35.12 36.09 34.49 35.31 33M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.10 23.35 22.85 23.12 30.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 23.90 24.42 23.36 23.92 28.3M
Pfizer PFE 17.77 17.87 17.60 17.75 24.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 87.97 89.53 86.90 88.27 23.1M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 24.50 24.99 22.72 22.96 22.8M
AT&T Inc. T 32.95 32.99 32.13 32.58 22.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20.94 21.19 20.69 20.73 21.6M
Apple AAPL 169.59 172.17 165.75 170.12 18.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.95 55.17 54.28 54.75 16.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 91.42 93.07 89.50 91.84 15.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 43.60 43.79 42.66 43.44 13.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 56.86 57.57 56.03 56.60 11.8M
Comcast CMCSA 18.61 18.76 18.27 18.33 11.7M
Amgen AMGN 50.08 51.00 49.16 50.84 11.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.70 63.89 62.69 63.67 11.6M
Home Depot HD 22.67 22.96 22.35 22.54 11.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 35.67 36.10 35.51 35.75 11.3M
Merck MRK 38.28 38.70 38.28 38.45 10.7M
Chevron CVX 97.79 99.43 97.00 98.63 9.4M
Altria MO 19.93 20.16 19.84 20.12 9.13M
Schlumberger SLB 104.00 104.89 100.00 101.88 8.43M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.35 65.36 64.25 65.12 7.71M
Coca-Cola KO 51.37 51.75 51.19 51.48 7.45M
Visa V 79.36 79.81 77.25 78.07 7.18M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30.92 31.20 30.74 30.90 6.95M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.70 20.93 20.58 20.78 6.41M
International Business Machines IBM 119.95 120.78 117.89 119.54 6.12M
McDonald's MCD 57.60 57.88 56.26 57.19 5.83M
Pepsico PEP 65.71 66.91 65.71 66.77 5.57M
United Technologies UTX 60.08 61.09 59.99 61.05 5.4M
Alphabet GOOGL 531.00 539.23 527.50 537.00 4.8M
Gilead Sciences GILD 51.75 52.20 51.04 51.09 4.34M
Amazon AMZN 72.35 73.84 70.52 72.00 4.25M
Boeing BA 64.01 64.60 63.54 64.47 4.06M
Union Pacific UNP 70.66 71.82 69.61 70.85 3.45M
3M MMM 68.77 69.96 68.68 69.46 3.08M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3940.00 3947.00 3801.50 3895.00 37.5K
Exchange Rates of July 03, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 106.770 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.018 CAD 1 CAD = 0.982 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.027 CHF 1 CHF = 0.974 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.851 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 167.600 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.792 GBP 1 GBP = 1.263 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.635 AUD 1 AUD = 0.612 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.598 CAD 1 CAD = 0.626 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.612 CHF 1 CHF = 0.621 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.472 GBP 1 GBP = 2.119 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.975 AUD 1 AUD = 1.026 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.953 CAD 1 CAD = 1.049 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.961 CHF 1 CHF = 1.040 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.066 AUD 1 AUD = 0.484 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.019 CAD 1 CAD = 0.495 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.035 CHF 1 CHF = 0.491 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.977 CAD 1 CAD = 1.024 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.985 CHF 1 CHF = 1.015 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.008 CHF 1 CHF = 0.992 CAD

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