Financial news on April 05, 2007

Business and Financial news
Cemex Bid for Rinker Advances

Cemex, the third-largest cement producer in the world, received clearance from United States antitrust regulators for its $11.7 billion hostile offer for the Rinker Group of Australia. The Justice Department said Cemex, based in Monterrey, Mexico,... Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Google’s Chief Gets $1 in Pay; His Security Costs $532,755

Eric E. Schmidt received a salary of $1 but his personal security cost shareholders $532,755, representing the bulk of his compensation. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

IPhone Killer (or Perhaps a Worthy Rival)

Helio’s phone, the Ocean, offers downloadable content and handles e-mail, instant messaging and Global Positioning System services. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Online Experiment for Print Magazine

The magazine, The Week, will publish the extra issue online to expand their digital presence in response to changing habits of both readers and advertisers. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Thailand Bans YouTube

A censorship official said the military government is blocking access because of “a video insulting to our king.” Read more..

By THOMAS FULLER - The New York Times

United Airlines Awards Creative Account to Start-Up Agency

United Airlines today dismissed Fallon Worldwide in Minneapolis, which created campaigns for the airline since 1996. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Women Entrepreneurs Take on Rugged Alaska

For women entrepreneurs, starting and sustaining a business in Alaska can pose special challenges. Read more..

By WELD ROYAL - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19.29 19.58 19.26 19.58 36.7M
Microsoft MSFT 28.32 28.65 28.30 28.55 30.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.02 26.17 25.90 26.06 29.4M
General Electric GE 35.00 35.19 34.94 35.02 26.6M
Pfizer PFE 25.80 25.92 25.69 25.84 22M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18.50 18.67 18.39 18.67 21.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 77.02 77.31 76.88 77.22 20.3M
Amgen AMGN 56.94 58.81 56.85 58.33 19.4M
Altria MO 70.70 70.98 70.53 70.75 16.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 40.98 41.88 40.82 41.80 14.9M
AT&T Inc. T 38.90 39.35 38.70 39.27 14.7M
Apple AAPL 94.12 94.68 93.52 94.68 12.7M
Home Depot HD 37.94 38.11 37.79 38.02 10.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 56.37 57.11 56.30 57.02 10.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.34 61.90 61.23 61.55 9.69M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.89 48.45 47.86 48.27 9.52M
Comcast CMCSA 26.21 26.66 26.19 26.61 9.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 67.68 68.36 67.35 67.96 9.08M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 54.82 55.90 54.72 55.33 9.04M
Coca-Cola KO 49.34 49.77 49.30 49.52 8.98M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 34.20 34.48 34.19 34.44 8.94M
Verizon Communications VZ 37.50 38.02 37.41 38.00 8.92M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 48.35 48.89 48.34 48.77 7.99M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.62 35.01 34.55 34.91 7.69M
Schlumberger SLB 71.22 72.37 71.00 71.84 7.06M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.81 63.18 62.81 63.00 6.45M
Chevron CVX 75.56 75.90 75.32 75.61 6.31M
Merck MRK 45.25 45.84 45.11 45.54 5.62M
Alphabet GOOGL 471.30 472.09 469.62 471.51 5.43M
McDonald's MCD 45.24 45.81 45.13 45.78 4.87M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 27.74 27.90 27.62 27.82 4.42M
Pepsico PEP 63.63 63.83 63.43 63.68 4.37M
United Technologies UTX 64.77 65.03 64.60 64.93 4.15M
International Business Machines IBM 95.98 96.75 95.75 96.52 3.31M
Amazon AMZN 41.57 41.76 41.44 41.68 3.29M
Boeing BA 90.20 90.74 90.20 90.50 3M
Gilead Sciences GILD 77.53 78.51 77.53 78.32 2.61M
3M MMM 77.03 77.03 76.36 76.75 2.48M
Union Pacific UNP 101.05 103.40 101.05 103.20 1.84M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3630.00 3638.00 3620.00 3626.00 6K
Exchange Rates of April 05, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118.720 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.151 CAD 1 CAD = 0.869 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.215 CHF 1 CHF = 0.823 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.727 CNY 1 CNY = 0.129 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 159.420 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.681 GBP 1 GBP = 1.468 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.637 AUD 1 AUD = 0.611 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.545 CAD 1 CAD = 0.647 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.632 CHF 1 CHF = 0.613 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.427 GBP 1 GBP = 2.341 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.026 AUD 1 AUD = 0.974 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.969 CAD 1 CAD = 1.032 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.023 CHF 1 CHF = 0.977 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.403 AUD 1 AUD = 0.416 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.268 CAD 1 CAD = 0.441 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.394 CHF 1 CHF = 0.418 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.943 CAD 1 CAD = 1.060 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.996 CHF 1 CHF = 1.004 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.055 CHF 1 CHF = 0.948 CAD

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