Financial news on February 04, 2008

Business and Financial news
Adweek Gets Extreme Makeover in New Campaign

A playful campaign for a leading trade publication for the advertising industry has a serious purpose, promoting what may be the most significant changes since its founding 30 years ago. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

BHP Weighs Options in Rio Tinto Bid

BHP Billiton must decide by Wednesday if it will proceed with a bid for Rio Tinto after China intervened with a strategic investment that could sharply increase the price of the merger. Read more..

By DAVID LAGUE - The New York Times

Mad Magazine Uses Pulitzer Winners to Tweak Bush

Mad magazine enlists the talents of 10 Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists for its two-page exposé, “Why George W. Bush Is in Favor of Global Warming.” Read more..

By GEORGE GENE GUSTINES - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 30,49 30,72 30,11 30,19 120M
Cisco Systems CSCO 25,04 25,05 23,62 23,82 92.2M
Intel INTC 21,74 21,75 21,16 21,20 65.7M
General Electric GE 36,00 36,25 35,19 35,37 43.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 32,39 32,55 31,10 31,39 39.7M
Apple AAPL 134,21 135,90 131,42 131,65 32.1M
Pfizer PFE 23,72 23,78 23,50 23,63 29.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 47,83 48,14 46,03 46,22 28.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20,68 20,68 20,15 20,20 26.7M
Alphabet GOOGL 509,07 512,78 492,55 495,43 26.3M
AT&T Inc. T 38,49 38,50 37,94 38,16 20.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51,18 51,25 49,83 50,07 20.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 86,14 86,29 84,85 85,44 18.8M
Home Depot HD 30,50 30,55 29,16 29,35 16.5M
Merck MRK 45,96 47,97 45,82 47,47 16.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 57,44 58,50 57,36 58,05 14.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 80,37 80,62 79,56 79,76 13M
Comcast CMCSA 18,65 18,65 18,14 18,16 12.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 44,50 44,69 43,86 44,06 12.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 38,70 38,98 38,23 38,61 12.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30,83 31,05 30,62 30,90 11.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 23,96 24,13 23,90 24,03 10.8M
Procter & Gamble PG 66,45 67,02 66,15 66,15 10.3M
Chevron CVX 82,75 82,98 81,01 82,02 10.3M
Amazon AMZN 74,50 76,66 73,90 73,95 9.16M
Schlumberger SLB 78,30 79,97 77,28 79,09 8.19M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63,36 63,71 63,00 63,47 7.98M
Coca-Cola KO 59,38 59,45 58,47 58,63 7.66M
Amgen AMGN 47,40 47,74 47,14 47,18 6.93M
Altria MO 75,40 75,92 74,89 75,07 6.24M
McDonald's MCD 54,23 54,29 53,30 53,88 6.08M
International Business Machines IBM 108,40 109,00 106,46 107,93 5.99M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45,91 46,50 45,76 46,29 5.73M
Pepsico PEP 68,90 69,34 68,53 69,22 5.6M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 50,10 50,18 49,79 49,90 4.48M
3M MMM 81,39 81,50 80,49 80,57 3.38M
United Technologies UTX 74,14 74,31 73,60 74,05 3.34M
Boeing BA 82,51 83,36 81,91 82,90 3.11M
Union Pacific UNP 127,99 128,62 125,14 125,70 3.03M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4550,00 4606,50 4501,00 4501,00 14K
Exchange Rates of February 04, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 106,670 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0,993 CAD 1 CAD = 1,007 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,088 CHF 1 CHF = 0,919 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,192 CNY 1 CNY = 0,139 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 158,160 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,751 GBP 1 GBP = 1,331 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,633 AUD 1 AUD = 0,612 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,473 CAD 1 CAD = 0,679 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,613 CHF 1 CHF = 0,620 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,475 GBP 1 GBP = 2,107 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,031 AUD 1 AUD = 0,970 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,930 CAD 1 CAD = 1,075 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,020 CHF 1 CHF = 0,981 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,173 AUD 1 AUD = 0,460 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,960 CAD 1 CAD = 0,510 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,147 CHF 1 CHF = 0,466 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,901 CAD 1 CAD = 1,110 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,987 CHF 1 CHF = 1,013 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,095 CHF 1 CHF = 0,913 CAD

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