Financial news on May 03, 2007

Business and Financial news
A Corner Deli With International Appeal

Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, Mich., turns 25 and continues to expand its gourmet enterprise. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

A Dual-Screen DVD Player, Suited to Separating Feuding Children

The Disney Dual Screen Mobile DVD Player can simultaneously display a movie or video game on two 7-inch screens. Read more..

By WARREN BUCKLEITNER - The New York Times

A Media PC That Can Stand Up Next to the Television

The Shuttle X200M, an update to the X100 media PC, looks great next to the TV. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Canada: Earnings Rise at Telephone Giant

BCE, the parent of Bell Canada, said first-quarter profit rose 4.6 percent, to 499 million Canadian dollars ($450 million) because of lower restructuring costs and an extraordinary gain. Poor performance in the wireless unit meant that Bell Canada... Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Canada: Real Estate Concern Plans Spinoff

Brookfield Asset Management said it would focus on its real estate holdings, which include the World Financial Center in Manhattan, by spinning off about $1 billion in infrastructure assets to shareholders. The assets, which will be held by a newl... Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

I.R.S. Curtails Many Audits in Tax Havens

Stalling tactics have made it hard to complete the audits within the required three years, investigators say. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

Let’s End the Nightmare of Peace and Tranquillity

In Sam & Max Episode 6: Bright Side of the Moon, the two work diligently to end a nightmare of peace and tranquillity. Read more..

By CHARLES HEROLD - The New York Times

Sprint Nextel Reports a First-Quarter Loss

The company lost $211 million as high-value wireless customers defected to competitors. Read more..

By LAURIE J. FLYNN - The New York Times

To Help Cut the Cord, an Internet Handset With a Landline Option

The Philips VOIP841 acts as a standard landline telephone but can also make calls using the Internet phone service Skype. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Wall Street Journal Weighs Life Under Murdoch

The media baron is known to take a hands-on approach to his politically barbed and sometimes racy properties. Read more..

By RICHARD SIKLOS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 30.60 31.00 30.53 30.97 82M
Intel INTC 22.11 22.13 21.71 21.74 71.1M
Pfizer PFE 26.60 26.97 26.59 26.87 44.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27.76 27.94 27.56 27.70 37M
Verizon Communications VZ 40.35 41.38 39.70 41.07 33.9M
General Electric GE 37.31 37.42 37.13 37.34 28.2M
AT&T Inc. T 38.87 38.98 38.44 38.90 26.2M
Apple AAPL 100.73 101.45 100.01 100.40 20.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 69.15 70.26 68.98 69.99 18.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18.91 19.04 18.80 19.02 18.3M
Comcast CMCSA 27.30 27.48 27.10 27.24 18M
ExxonMobil XOM 79.83 80.92 79.80 80.68 17.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.63 62.70 61.84 62.00 17.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 28.80 29.59 28.69 29.34 14.7M
Amazon AMZN 61.08 62.54 60.76 62.19 13.5M
Amgen AMGN 65.57 65.65 63.75 63.91 13.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.40 48.75 48.20 48.36 11M
Home Depot HD 38.95 39.25 38.44 39.06 10.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 52.83 52.92 52.37 52.70 9.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 42.99 43.20 42.78 42.83 9.01M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.59 64.80 64.14 64.32 8.99M
Altria MO 69.19 69.90 69.10 69.77 8.55M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 35.73 36.01 35.62 35.69 8.33M
Merck MRK 51.40 51.80 51.08 51.55 8.22M
Coca-Cola KO 52.80 53.00 52.59 52.91 8.1M
Schlumberger SLB 73.91 75.09 73.69 74.77 8.03M
McDonald's MCD 50.00 50.02 49.58 49.91 7.95M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 53.95 54.00 52.99 53.19 7.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 57.36 57.50 57.10 57.41 7.48M
International Business Machines IBM 102.10 103.00 101.35 102.80 7.3M
Alphabet GOOGL 466.22 474.07 465.29 473.23 7.18M
Chevron CVX 78.53 79.86 78.43 79.56 7.09M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35.72 35.98 35.70 35.84 6.23M
Pepsico PEP 67.08 67.72 67.05 67.31 5.18M
3M MMM 84.31 84.40 83.51 84.07 4.85M
United Technologies UTX 68.26 68.40 67.74 67.93 4.66M
Boeing BA 94.08 94.49 93.50 93.85 3.07M
Gilead Sciences GILD 83.62 83.94 82.88 83.21 2.93M
Union Pacific UNP 115.75 117.78 114.80 116.55 2.76M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3630.00 3630.00 3600.00 3618.00 12K
Exchange Rates of May 03, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 120.420 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.107 CAD 1 CAD = 0.903 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.216 CHF 1 CHF = 0.822 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 163.180 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.682 GBP 1 GBP = 1.466 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.644 AUD 1 AUD = 0.608 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.500 CAD 1 CAD = 0.666 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.648 CHF 1 CHF = 0.607 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.418 GBP 1 GBP = 2.394 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.007 AUD 1 AUD = 0.993 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.919 CAD 1 CAD = 1.088 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.009 CHF 1 CHF = 0.991 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.411 AUD 1 AUD = 0.415 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.200 CAD 1 CAD = 0.454 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.415 CHF 1 CHF = 0.414 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.912 CAD 1 CAD = 1.097 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.001 CHF 1 CHF = 0.999 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.098 CHF 1 CHF = 0.911 CAD

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