Financial news on June 03, 2008

Business and Financial news
Boutique Bandwagon

A couple of decades after boutique hotels were first launched, the concept has become so successful that hoteliers across the industry are rushing to develop boutique brands. Read more..

By SUSAN STELLIN - The New York Times

Japan: Nissan Leads Decline in Auto Sales

Nissan led a decline in domestic auto sales in May, as higher taxes and fuel costs cut demand. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Lawsuit Criticizes Yahoo Retention Plan

The lawsuit against Yahoo’s board over its rebuff of Microsoft’s $47.5 billion buyout bid was made public by a judge who said that Yahoo had not shown good reason to keep it confidential. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 27.95 28.31 27.27 27.31 86.6M
Intel INTC 23.34 23.69 22.85 22.94 65.5M
Pfizer PFE 19.12 19.20 18.93 19.01 53.4M
General Electric GE 30.56 30.80 30.25 30.46 52.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.79 23.57 22.70 22.91 50.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.35 26.80 26.22 26.34 46.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 87.45 88.26 85.61 85.71 31.5M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27.26 27.44 26.59 26.78 30.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.40 42.69 41.19 41.89 28.5M
Apple AAPL 186.90 188.20 182.34 185.37 26.8M
AT&T Inc. T 39.41 39.49 38.52 38.78 24.2M
Comcast CMCSA 22.59 22.65 22.03 22.27 21.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 92.83 93.49 91.59 91.65 18.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 57.79 58.05 57.36 57.77 17.1M
Home Depot HD 27.05 27.25 26.71 27.09 15.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55.95 57.04 55.47 55.73 15.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 46.44 46.97 46.05 46.24 14.6M
Altria MO 22.06 22.23 21.90 21.98 13.1M
Chevron CVX 99.04 100.22 97.63 97.86 12.7M
Merck MRK 38.30 38.57 38.04 38.35 12.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 37.92 38.15 37.06 37.36 12.2M
Visa V 87.01 87.95 86.03 87.56 12.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 65.46 65.64 64.95 65.41 11.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 66.61 67.04 66.44 66.76 11.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.01 22.23 21.78 21.86 11.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33.48 33.51 33.00 33.18 11.1M
Boeing BA 81.50 81.80 77.30 78.12 10.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 34.04 34.30 33.50 33.95 9.69M
Coca-Cola KO 56.86 57.25 56.29 56.40 9.42M
McDonald's MCD 58.70 58.91 57.21 57.56 9.19M
Alphabet GOOGL 577.95 580.50 560.61 567.30 8.6M
Gilead Sciences GILD 55.00 55.80 54.76 55.30 8.11M
Schlumberger SLB 99.67 101.22 98.79 98.98 8.07M
Amgen AMGN 44.49 44.50 43.63 44.15 7.98M
International Business Machines IBM 127.48 129.00 127.46 127.84 7.24M
Pepsico PEP 67.75 67.75 66.73 67.05 7M
United Technologies UTX 70.97 71.10 69.26 69.76 6.94M
Union Pacific UNP 81.47 82.76 79.03 79.71 6M
Amazon AMZN 80.71 81.89 79.26 80.11 5.87M
3M MMM 76.50 76.66 75.50 76.23 4.85M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4390.00 4502.00 4371.00 4470.00 36.8K
Exchange Rates of June 03, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 105.140 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.009 CAD 1 CAD = 0.991 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.043 CHF 1 CHF = 0.959 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.925 CNY 1 CNY = 0.144 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 162.300 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.787 GBP 1 GBP = 1.271 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.622 AUD 1 AUD = 0.616 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.558 CAD 1 CAD = 0.642 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.610 CHF 1 CHF = 0.621 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.484 GBP 1 GBP = 2.064 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.999 AUD 1 AUD = 1.001 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.960 CAD 1 CAD = 1.042 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.992 CHF 1 CHF = 1.008 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.063 AUD 1 AUD = 0.485 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.980 CAD 1 CAD = 0.505 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.046 CHF 1 CHF = 0.489 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.960 CAD 1 CAD = 1.042 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.992 CHF 1 CHF = 1.008 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.033 CHF 1 CHF = 0.968 CAD

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