Financial news on October 04, 2006

Business and Financial news
Agency Agrees to Review Human Stem Cell Patents

Scientists and consumer groups say current patents are hindering research in a field that holds great medical promise. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Airbus Faces More Delays for A380 Jet

The delays have pushed the program off by a full two years, and one major customer may trim its order. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK - The New York Times

Daimler and Chery of China Planning Subcompact for U.S.

The joint venture has drawn concern that the imports could lead to job losses at Detroit-based manufacturers. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

Ex-Tyco Officers File Appeals

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Layoffs at Whirlpool

The Whirlpool Corporation said it would dismiss about 1,200 workers and shift production to Mexico. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Some Traders Anticipated Bid for Casinos

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Space to Spare, in New York

In New York, self-storage facilities have proliferated in step with the construction of luxury condos, high-rise rental apartments and multifamily homes. Read more..

By C. J. HUGHES - The New York Times

Stepping Out on Its Own, Real Estate Broker Finds Unfriendly Streets

Realogy's shares have declined 10 percent since the end of July after it spun off from Cendant. Read more..

By VIKAS BAJAJ - The New York Times

Want to Help Treat AIDS in Africa? Buy a Cellphone

A new line of products from companies like Gap, Armani Exchange and Motorola aims to raise money to help fight AIDS in Africa. The campaign was created by the musician Bono and Bobby Shriver, a California politician. Read more..

By LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

World Business Briefing: Americas, Europe, Asia and World Trade

AMERICAS. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT27,3927,9627,3727,9482.2M
IntelINTC20,5020,8820,4920,8278.9M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23,2823,9823,2623,9356.2M
McDonald'sMCD39,8340,0939,7040,0053M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17,8818,2017,7918,1746.3M
General ElectricGE35,6736,1235,5636,1030.9M
AppleAAPL74,1075,4673,1675,3829.6M
PfizerPFE28,4128,4328,0328,3327.5M
AT&T Inc.T32,6132,9332,3232,3826.9M
ConocoPhillipsCOP56,2956,7854,9056,7826.6M
ExxonMobilXOM65,5566,7664,8466,6125.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48,3149,6148,1349,5524.8M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM47,0647,5446,9547,4920.7M
SchlumbergerSLB58,9959,2056,8559,1016M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ37,4537,8337,0037,4115.4M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT47,4547,4546,7947,1415.4M
HP Inc.HPQ37,1038,1437,1038,0215.2M
Procter & GamblePG62,0863,5362,0263,3415M
ComcastCMCSA36,8537,4336,7237,3714.2M
AlphabetGOOGL404,97415,77403,05415,7013.3M
AltriaMO76,0077,1575,7076,9013M
AmgenAMGN71,3172,9771,2472,9712.7M
Home DepotHD36,7737,6436,6337,4912.3M
ChevronCVX63,2563,9362,2263,7011.3M
MerckMRK42,0042,2941,8041,9410.9M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30,8531,2730,8031,1910.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD61,9364,9361,9063,989.15M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC36,2836,7336,1836,637.84M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24,4824,7624,4724,627.27M
BoeingBA82,4583,9882,0183,967.23M
AmazonAMZN31,7532,8331,3032,767.06M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65,3765,8865,3765,836.17M
International Business MachinesIBM81,6583,2581,6383,106.12M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH49,3449,7049,0249,565.26M
Coca-ColaKO43,7944,8243,7944,805.12M
PepsicoPEP64,8165,2064,4564,913.63M
United TechnologiesUTX64,6965,3064,5065,153.48M
3MMMM74,0375,0274,0374,873.03M
Union PacificUNP87,6989,5486,7289,541.89M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3233,003250,003227,003250,0023.3K
Exchange Rates of October 04, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 117,810 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,126 CAD1 CAD = 0,888 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,248 CHF1 CHF = 0,801 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,907 CNY1 CNY = 0,126 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 149,800 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,674 GBP1 GBP = 1,484 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,705 AUD1 AUD = 0,587 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,432 CAD1 CAD = 0,698 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,587 CHF1 CHF = 0,630 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,450 GBP1 GBP = 2,224 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,137 AUD1 AUD = 0,879 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,956 CAD1 CAD = 1,046 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,059 CHF1 CHF = 0,944 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,530 AUD1 AUD = 0,395 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,125 CAD1 CAD = 0,471 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,355 CHF1 CHF = 0,425 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,839 CAD1 CAD = 1,191 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,930 CHF1 CHF = 1,075 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,108 CHF1 CHF = 0,903 CAD

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