Financial news on April 04, 2007

Business and Financial news
Australian Group Buys Canadian Casinos

Publishing & Broadcasting, which is owned by James D. Packer, agreed to buy casinos in Canada for $1.2 billion. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Britain: Wireless Unit Is Acquired

The Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group agreed to buy the British wireless network division of National Grid for £2.5 billion ($4.93 billion) and combine the unit with its Arqiva broadcast business. National Grid, owner of the power and ... Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Central Bank Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged

Australia’s central bank kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a six-year high, giving policy makers time to study an inflation report later this month that may prompt an increase. The governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia left the ove... Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

India’s Edge Goes Beyond Outsourcing

The outsourcing of jobs to countries like India has increasingly included the jobs of Western white-collar elites. Read more..

By ANAND GIRIDHARADAS - The New York Times

Neal Shine, 76, Former Publisher, Dies

The former publisher and editor of The Detroit Free Press played important roles as the newspaper won major awards. Read more..

By JEREMY W. PETERS - The New York Times

News Corp. Shareholders Accept Liberty Deal

The $11 billion asset swap increases Rupert Murdoch’s control over the company and transfers the DirecTV Group to Liberty Media. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

People and Accounts of Note

Webdenda. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

U.S. Inquiry Into Bid to Suppress a Generic Plavix

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis have received demands from regulators for documents related to an unsuccessful bid last year to delay generic competition to the blood thinner Plavix. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

U.S. Sues Man It Accuses of Selling a Tax Scheme

The Justice Department said the followers of an antitax advocate have used a tax scheme that he sells to avoid paying $21 million of income taxes. Read more..

By DAVID CAY JOHNSTON - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 28,01 28,78 27,90 28,50 63.2M
Intel INTC 19,35 19,44 19,23 19,38 49.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 25,95 26,22 25,88 26,10 39.9M
General Electric GE 35,37 35,38 35,07 35,11 34.7M
Altria MO 69,96 70,60 69,90 70,44 27.8M
Pfizer PFE 25,55 25,89 25,53 25,81 27.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18,35 18,57 18,33 18,56 23.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 76,41 77,22 76,03 77,11 20.9M
AT&T Inc. T 39,74 39,76 39,22 39,23 20.5M
Home Depot HD 37,61 38,26 37,54 38,11 19.2M
Apple AAPL 94,94 95,14 94,13 94,27 17M
ConocoPhillips COP 67,48 67,94 66,63 67,74 15M
Comcast CMCSA 26,31 26,40 26,07 26,36 14.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60,71 61,35 60,55 61,29 13M
Amgen AMGN 55,85 57,00 55,75 56,68 12.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 41,00 41,12 40,75 41,10 12.5M
Coca-Cola KO 49,01 49,64 48,94 49,46 11.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48,00 48,32 47,90 48,05 11M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 56,61 56,96 56,12 56,29 10.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 38,11 38,25 37,81 38,02 10.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34,82 34,87 34,44 34,64 10M
Procter & Gamble PG 63,10 63,25 62,85 63,05 9.73M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 48,56 48,71 48,27 48,56 9.16M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 34,55 34,55 34,30 34,34 8.78M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 54,61 55,40 54,40 55,06 8.71M
Alphabet GOOGL 472,14 473,00 469,58 471,02 7.55M
United Technologies UTX 65,48 65,54 64,64 64,93 7.15M
Chevron CVX 74,97 75,75 74,65 75,55 6.62M
Schlumberger SLB 70,21 71,53 70,01 71,39 6.5M
Merck MRK 45,23 45,41 45,04 45,37 5.89M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 27,60 27,88 27,55 27,78 5.13M
Pepsico PEP 63,45 63,84 63,34 63,73 5.05M
International Business Machines IBM 95,80 96,45 95,57 96,21 4.28M
Amazon AMZN 41,22 41,55 40,92 41,53 4.06M
McDonald's MCD 45,04 45,49 45,04 45,23 3.21M
Gilead Sciences GILD 77,98 78,25 77,40 77,94 3.06M
3M MMM 77,50 77,73 76,94 77,16 2.6M
Boeing BA 89,91 90,61 89,80 90,27 2.55M
Union Pacific UNP 103,49 103,89 102,86 103,02 1.18M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3618,00 3629,00 3605,00 3629,00 4.8K
Exchange Rates of April 04, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118,700 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,159 CAD 1 CAD = 0,863 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,220 CHF 1 CHF = 0,820 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,735 CNY 1 CNY = 0,129 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 158,700 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,676 GBP 1 GBP = 1,479 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,632 AUD 1 AUD = 0,613 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,550 CAD 1 CAD = 0,645 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,631 CHF 1 CHF = 0,613 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,426 GBP 1 GBP = 2,347 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,028 AUD 1 AUD = 0,973 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,976 CAD 1 CAD = 1,024 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,027 CHF 1 CHF = 0,973 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,412 AUD 1 AUD = 0,415 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,291 CAD 1 CAD = 0,437 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,410 CHF 1 CHF = 0,415 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,949 CAD 1 CAD = 1,054 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,999 CHF 1 CHF = 1,001 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,052 CHF 1 CHF = 0,951 CAD

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