Financial news on May 04, 2006

Business and Financial news
A Big Question Unanswered by a Tiny PC

The Ultra Mobile PC aims to bridge the size gulf between a palmtop and a laptop, but winds up inheriting the worst aspects of each. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Doctors Object to Gathering of Drug Data

Some doctors consider computerized lists showing which doctors are prescribing what drugs an intrusion. Read more..

By STEPHANIE SAUL - The New York Times

For Quick Learners and the Impatient, Even Faster Wi-Fi

Netgear's WNR834B wireless router can accommodate all three wireless standards and offers four Ethernet ports. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Hear the Noise or Block It Out. It's Your Choice, Instantly.

A push-to-hear switch in new earphones mutes the music, while an external microphone picks up ambient sounds. Read more..

By IVAN BERGER - The New York Times

Hyundai Motor's Net Off 38%; Scandal and Currency Moves Cited

Net income declined to 318.8 billion won ($340 million) compared with 509.8 billion won a year earlier. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Opening Private Equity's Door, at Least a Crack, to Public Investors

A unit of the private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company went public in a $5 billion offering. Read more..

By HEATHER TIMMONS - The New York Times

PG&E Profit Fell on Lower Earnings

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Red States, Blue States: New Labels for Long-Running Differences

A recent paper by two Harvard economists challenges the notion that differences in political attitudes across states are something new. Read more..

By HAL R. VARIAN - The New York Times

Rich in Features Yet Sleek in Hand

Camera makers are introducing models slightly bigger than ultraslim cameras but with capabilities formerly found only in far larger devices. Read more..

By SEÁN CAPTAIN - The New York Times

Too Soon to Breathe Easy?

A new sinus therapy is being hailed by some as a major breakthrough, but there is virtually no scientific evidence that the procedure works. Read more..

By REED ABELSON - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 23,35 23,67 23,14 23,44 171M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21,52 21,90 21,50 21,86 49.6M
Intel INTC 19,28 19,45 19,21 19,34 42.4M
Apple AAPL 71,22 72,89 70,46 71,13 30.7M
Pfizer PFE 25,25 25,45 25,17 25,22 26.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 63,67 64,41 62,89 63,31 23.2M
General Electric GE 34,50 34,94 34,48 34,80 21.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14,38 14,47 14,21 14,29 21.8M
Procter & Gamble PG 56,23 56,69 55,60 55,86 15.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 66,85 67,50 65,19 66,55 13.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 46,60 47,15 46,08 46,53 11.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 42,44 42,56 42,14 42,53 10.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 46,98 46,98 46,12 46,40 10.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45,51 45,81 45,50 45,69 10.6M
Schlumberger SLB 71,25 72,59 69,25 71,56 10.4M
AT&T Inc. T 26,20 26,20 25,85 25,92 10.1M
Chevron CVX 61,60 62,45 61,05 62,00 9.84M
Alphabet GOOGL 395,03 398,87 392,21 394,75 9.29M
Home Depot HD 40,42 40,50 40,09 40,26 9.26M
Verizon Communications VZ 32,83 32,92 32,64 32,80 8.67M
Comcast CMCSA 30,08 30,54 30,01 30,40 7.99M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 28,16 28,43 28,16 28,40 7.91M
Amgen AMGN 66,71 67,44 66,61 66,95 7.88M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 58,44 58,47 58,19 58,26 7.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 32,90 33,40 32,86 33,29 7.76M
Altria MO 73,50 73,75 72,90 73,65 7.07M
Coca-Cola KO 41,95 42,13 41,80 42,08 6.65M
Merck MRK 34,08 34,40 34,08 34,31 6.21M
Amazon AMZN 34,62 34,72 34,38 34,47 6M
Gilead Sciences GILD 56,47 56,75 55,02 55,20 5.38M
McDonald's MCD 34,85 35,08 34,80 34,85 4.65M
Pepsico PEP 58,50 58,99 58,47 58,74 4.35M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24,94 25,10 24,91 25,03 4.3M
International Business Machines IBM 82,71 83,09 82,40 82,43 3.97M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 67,60 68,27 67,60 68,18 3.91M
3M MMM 85,90 86,67 85,84 86,47 3.32M
Boeing BA 85,89 87,15 85,81 86,64 3.32M
United Technologies UTX 63,73 64,00 63,36 63,77 2.77M
Union Pacific UNP 93,90 94,08 92,91 93,50 1.88M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2943,00 2943,00 2910,00 2910,00 22.1K
Exchange Rates of May 04, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 113,540 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,109 CAD 1 CAD = 0,902 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,228 CHF 1 CHF = 0,814 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 144,080 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,685 GBP 1 GBP = 1,460 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,642 AUD 1 AUD = 0,609 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,407 CAD 1 CAD = 0,711 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,559 CHF 1 CHF = 0,642 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,397 AUD 1 AUD = 0,417 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,054 CAD 1 CAD = 0,487 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,275 CHF 1 CHF = 0,440 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,857 CAD 1 CAD = 1,167 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,949 CHF 1 CHF = 1,054 AUD

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