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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 27,39 27,96 27,37 27,94 82.2M
Intel INTC 20,50 20,88 20,49 20,82 78.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23,28 23,98 23,26 23,93 56.2M
McDonald's MCD 39,83 40,09 39,70 40,00 53M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17,88 18,20 17,79 18,17 46.3M
General Electric GE 35,67 36,12 35,56 36,10 30.9M
Apple AAPL 74,10 75,46 73,16 75,38 29.6M
Pfizer PFE 28,41 28,43 28,03 28,33 27.5M
AT&T Inc. T 32,61 32,93 32,32 32,38 26.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 56,29 56,78 54,90 56,78 26.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 65,55 66,76 64,84 66,61 25.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48,31 49,61 48,13 49,55 24.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 47,06 47,54 46,95 47,49 20.7M
Schlumberger SLB 58,99 59,20 56,85 59,10 16M
Verizon Communications VZ 37,45 37,83 37,00 37,41 15.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47,45 47,45 46,79 47,14 15.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 37,10 38,14 37,10 38,02 15.2M
Procter & Gamble PG 62,08 63,53 62,02 63,34 15M
Comcast CMCSA 36,85 37,43 36,72 37,37 14.2M
Alphabet GOOGL 404,97 415,77 403,05 415,70 13.3M
Altria MO 76,00 77,15 75,70 76,90 13M
Amgen AMGN 71,31 72,97 71,24 72,97 12.7M
Home Depot HD 36,77 37,64 36,63 37,49 12.3M
Chevron CVX 63,25 63,93 62,22 63,70 11.3M
Merck MRK 42,00 42,29 41,80 41,94 10.9M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30,85 31,27 30,80 31,19 10.1M
Gilead Sciences GILD 61,93 64,93 61,90 63,98 9.15M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 36,28 36,73 36,18 36,63 7.84M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24,48 24,76 24,47 24,62 7.27M
Boeing BA 82,45 83,98 82,01 83,96 7.23M
Amazon AMZN 31,75 32,83 31,30 32,76 7.06M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65,37 65,88 65,37 65,83 6.17M
International Business Machines IBM 81,65 83,25 81,63 83,10 6.12M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 49,34 49,70 49,02 49,56 5.26M
Coca-Cola KO 43,79 44,82 43,79 44,80 5.12M
Pepsico PEP 64,81 65,20 64,45 64,91 3.63M
United Technologies UTX 64,69 65,30 64,50 65,15 3.48M
3M MMM 74,03 75,02 74,03 74,87 3.03M
Union Pacific UNP 87,69 89,54 86,72 89,54 1.89M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3233,00 3250,00 3227,00 3250,00 23.3K
Exchange Rates of October 04, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117,810 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,126 CAD 1 CAD = 0,888 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,248 CHF 1 CHF = 0,801 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,907 CNY 1 CNY = 0,126 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 149,800 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,674 GBP 1 GBP = 1,484 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,705 AUD 1 AUD = 0,587 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,432 CAD 1 CAD = 0,698 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,587 CHF 1 CHF = 0,630 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,450 GBP 1 GBP = 2,224 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,137 AUD 1 AUD = 0,879 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,956 CAD 1 CAD = 1,046 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,059 CHF 1 CHF = 0,944 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,530 AUD 1 AUD = 0,395 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,125 CAD 1 CAD = 0,471 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,355 CHF 1 CHF = 0,425 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,839 CAD 1 CAD = 1,191 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,930 CHF 1 CHF = 1,075 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,108 CHF 1 CHF = 0,903 CAD

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