Financial news on January 04, 2008

Business and Financial news
As Expected, Ford Falls From 2nd Place in U.S. Sales

Toyota beat Ford in 2007 in U.S. auto sales, putting it behind General Motors. Ford had held the No. 2 spot since 1931, according to the company’s historian. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Merck Makes Deal to Develop Schizophrenia Drug

Merck agreed to pay a Swiss company, Addex Pharmaceuticals, as much as $702 million to help develop a new schizophrenia drug. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Tata Pulls Ford Units Into Its Orbit

The Indian company said it was entering detailed talks with Ford about the takeover of Jaguar and Land Rover. Read more..

By HEATHER TIMMONS - The New York Times

United Arab Emirates: Link to U.S. Dollar Kept

The United Arab Emirates will keep a 30-year link between its currency, the dirham, and the United States dollar, after completing a review of its currency regime. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Weak Job Growth Numbers Prompt Stock Selloff

Job growth shrank significantly in December, the government reported on Friday, setting off renewed fears of a recession. Read more..

By PETER S. GOODMAN and MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 23,46 23,60 22,35 22,67 174M
Microsoft MSFT 35,19 35,20 34,09 34,38 72.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26,37 26,93 26,01 26,12 56.9M
Apple AAPL 191,45 193,00 178,89 180,05 52M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28,24 28,32 26,99 27,49 50.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22,77 22,88 21,79 22,03 44.7M
Pfizer PFE 23,18 23,20 22,74 22,83 42M
General Electric GE 36,53 36,67 35,98 36,04 40.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41,41 41,80 40,63 40,93 25.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 93,50 94,36 91,88 92,08 24.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 49,00 49,19 46,56 46,87 24.7M
Comcast CMCSA 17,59 17,68 16,80 16,84 23M
AT&T Inc. T 41,16 41,77 40,84 40,89 20.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 45,91 46,37 45,37 45,72 20.4M
Home Depot HD 25,56 25,67 24,76 24,96 19.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25,89 26,07 25,69 25,75 17.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 87,47 87,81 85,40 85,56 14.6M
Chevron CVX 94,05 95,21 93,20 93,35 13.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65,72 66,40 65,72 65,84 12.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55,11 56,59 55,00 55,79 12.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 42,97 43,63 42,51 42,60 11.9M
Altria MO 75,26 75,95 74,81 74,90 11.1M
International Business Machines IBM 103,95 103,95 100,48 101,13 11M
Alphabet GOOGL 679,69 680,96 655,00 657,00 10.7M
Amgen AMGN 46,29 46,29 44,60 44,80 10.3M
Amazon AMZN 93,26 93,40 88,50 88,79 10.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 72,17 72,99 71,70 72,02 10M
Merck MRK 56,85 57,45 56,75 56,85 9.99M
Schlumberger SLB 101,31 101,35 97,48 98,00 9.89M
McDonald's MCD 57,32 57,47 56,43 57,05 9.69M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 31,00 31,68 31,00 31,13 9.55M
Coca-Cola KO 61,68 62,71 61,67 61,85 9.01M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46,94 47,35 45,85 45,90 7.71M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 56,56 56,93 55,94 56,00 7.25M
United Technologies UTX 75,69 76,19 74,90 75,02 5.54M
Pepsico PEP 75,39 76,40 75,29 75,55 5.49M
Boeing BA 86,83 87,16 85,69 85,82 5.39M
3M MMM 82,40 82,66 81,55 81,76 3.62M
Union Pacific UNP 122,89 122,92 119,66 120,04 2.78M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4642,00 4642,00 4488,00 4550,00 28.3K
Exchange Rates of January 04, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 108,450 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,001 CAD 1 CAD = 0,999 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,105 CHF 1 CHF = 0,905 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,305 CNY 1 CNY = 0,137 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 160,110 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,747 GBP 1 GBP = 1,339 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,690 AUD 1 AUD = 0,592 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,478 CAD 1 CAD = 0,676 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,634 CHF 1 CHF = 0,612 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,466 GBP 1 GBP = 2,145 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,055 AUD 1 AUD = 0,948 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,923 CAD 1 CAD = 1,083 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,020 CHF 1 CHF = 0,980 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,263 AUD 1 AUD = 0,442 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,980 CAD 1 CAD = 0,505 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,188 CHF 1 CHF = 0,457 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,874 CAD 1 CAD = 1,144 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,966 CHF 1 CHF = 1,035 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,105 CHF 1 CHF = 0,905 CAD

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