Financial news on May 03, 2006

Business and Financial news
191 Reports of Eye Infection Linked to Lens Cleaners

The number of reports of a rare fungal infection linked to contact lens cleaners has edged up slightly in the last week. Read more..

By BARNABY J. FEDER - The New York Times

Apple Extends Deal for 99ยข Downloads

Apple renewed contracts with the four largest record companies to continue offering songs at 99 cents each through the iTunes music store. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Best Cellphone Company? All of Them, to Hear Them Say It

Marketers in crowded categories often try to avoid price wars by promoting qualities like service and convenience. Now cellphone companies have joined the fray. Read more..

By KEN BELSON - The New York Times

EMI Holds New Talks for Rival

EMI, the world's third-largest music company, is in early talks to acquire the Warner Music Group for more than $5 billion. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and JEFF LEEDS - The New York Times

In Washington, Bonhomie for Saudi Oil Minister

As the energy debate grips the nation's attention, Saudi Arabia's oil representative came to Washington to offer his thoughts on a range of topics. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 24.00 24.02 23.15 23.17 212M
Intel INTC 19.48 19.87 19.12 19.16 68.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14.39 14.49 14.01 14.32 40.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.63 21.65 21.32 21.49 34.8M
Procter & Gamble PG 56.25 56.49 55.18 56.22 28.8M
Pfizer PFE 25.27 25.60 25.11 25.17 25M
Apple AAPL 71.95 71.95 70.18 71.14 24.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 48.31 48.32 46.32 46.61 23.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 64.68 64.77 63.20 63.77 22.9M
General Electric GE 34.48 34.67 34.19 34.40 22.2M
Alphabet GOOGL 396.55 401.50 390.88 394.17 16.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45.59 45.70 45.22 45.46 15.6M
Comcast CMCSA 30.08 30.38 29.73 29.97 12.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 46.32 46.84 46.29 46.69 11.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 69.17 69.21 66.90 67.50 11.4M
AT&T Inc. T 26.16 26.23 25.87 25.99 9.91M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 42.10 42.29 41.82 42.25 9.77M
Schlumberger SLB 73.20 73.20 71.67 72.65 9.41M
Verizon Communications VZ 32.65 32.84 32.43 32.64 9.41M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 58.53 58.70 58.24 58.35 9.38M
Chevron CVX 62.53 62.74 61.42 61.90 8.68M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 27.95 28.16 27.89 28.11 8.56M
Gilead Sciences GILD 54.80 56.23 54.62 56.11 8.43M
Merck MRK 34.28 34.68 34.06 34.15 7.62M
Amazon AMZN 34.39 34.39 33.51 33.96 7.59M
Coca-Cola KO 42.15 42.23 41.83 41.92 7.16M
Amgen AMGN 65.75 66.84 65.71 66.39 6.93M
HP Inc. HPQ 32.38 33.00 32.38 32.84 6.64M
Home Depot HD 40.20 40.58 40.05 40.37 6.07M
International Business Machines IBM 82.54 83.29 82.45 82.70 5.72M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.90 25.10 24.80 24.89 4.71M
McDonald's MCD 34.39 34.88 34.32 34.86 4.47M
Altria MO 72.89 73.14 72.42 73.13 4.33M
Pepsico PEP 57.75 58.45 57.69 58.45 3.96M
3M MMM 84.75 85.90 84.61 85.90 3.32M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 67.37 67.56 66.96 67.35 3.2M
Boeing BA 85.40 86.03 85.22 85.87 3.04M
United Technologies UTX 63.85 63.85 62.91 63.36 2.3M
Union Pacific UNP 94.00 94.43 93.00 93.29 1.3M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2960.00 2960.00 2944.00 2953.00 11.8K
Exchange Rates of May 03, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 113.590 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.108 CAD 1 CAD = 0.902 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.236 CHF 1 CHF = 0.809 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 143.450 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.685 GBP 1 GBP = 1.459 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.639 AUD 1 AUD = 0.610 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.400 CAD 1 CAD = 0.715 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.561 CHF 1 CHF = 0.641 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.391 AUD 1 AUD = 0.418 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.042 CAD 1 CAD = 0.490 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.278 CHF 1 CHF = 0.439 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.854 CAD 1 CAD = 1.172 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.952 CHF 1 CHF = 1.050 AUD

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