Financial news on February 4th, 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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT30.4930.7230.1130.19120M
Cisco SystemsCSCO25.0425.0523.6223.8292.2M
IntelINTC21.7421.7521.1621.2065.7M
General ElectricGE36.0036.2535.1935.3743.8M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC32.3932.5531.1031.3939.7M
AppleAAPL134.21135.90131.42131.6532.1M
PfizerPFE23.7223.7823.5023.6329.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM47.8348.1446.0346.2228.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20.6820.6820.1520.2026.7M
AlphabetGOOGL509.07512.78492.55495.4326.3M
AT&T Inc.T38.4938.5037.9438.1620.9M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT51.1851.2549.8350.0720.3M
ExxonMobilXOM86.1486.2984.8585.4418.8M
Home DepotHD30.5030.5529.1629.3516.5M
MerckMRK45.9647.9745.8247.4716.3M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT57.4458.5057.3658.0514.8M
ConocoPhillipsCOP80.3780.6279.5679.7613M
ComcastCMCSA18.6518.6518.1418.1612.8M
HP Inc.HPQ44.5044.6943.8644.0612.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ38.7038.9838.2338.6112.3M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30.8331.0530.6230.9011.8M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY23.9624.1323.9024.0310.8M
Procter & GamblePG66.4567.0266.1566.1510.3M
ChevronCVX82.7582.9881.0182.0210.3M
AmazonAMZN74.5076.6673.9073.959.16M
SchlumbergerSLB78.3079.9777.2879.098.19M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ63.3663.7163.0063.477.98M
Coca-ColaKO59.3859.4558.4758.637.66M
AmgenAMGN47.4047.7447.1447.186.93M
AltriaMO75.4075.9274.8975.076.24M
McDonald'sMCD54.2354.2953.3053.886.08M
International Business MachinesIBM108.40109.00106.46107.935.99M
Gilead SciencesGILD45.9146.5045.7646.295.73M
PepsicoPEP68.9069.3468.5369.225.6M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH50.1050.1849.7949.904.48M
3MMMM81.3981.5080.4980.573.38M
United TechnologiesUTX74.1474.3173.6074.053.34M
BoeingBA82.5183.3681.9182.903.11M
Union PacificUNP127.99128.62125.14125.703.03M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4550.004606.504501.004501.0014K
Exchange Rates of February 4th, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 106.670 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0.993 CAD1 CAD = 1.007 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.088 CHF1 CHF = 0.919 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.192 CNY1 CNY = 0.139 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 158.160 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.751 GBP1 GBP = 1.331 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.633 AUD1 AUD = 0.612 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.473 CAD1 CAD = 0.679 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.613 CHF1 CHF = 0.620 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.475 GBP1 GBP = 2.107 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.031 AUD1 AUD = 0.970 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.930 CAD1 CAD = 1.075 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.020 CHF1 CHF = 0.981 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.173 AUD1 AUD = 0.460 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.960 CAD1 CAD = 0.510 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.147 CHF1 CHF = 0.466 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.901 CAD1 CAD = 1.110 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.987 CHF1 CHF = 1.013 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.095 CHF1 CHF = 0.913 CAD

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