Financial news on July 05, 2006

Business and Financial news
3 Businesses Seek Cures for the Summertime Blues

Summer is here, and seasonal businesses must adapt or die. Read more..

By BARBARA WHITAKER - The New York Times

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By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Ban on Wild Caviar Is a Boon to California Sturgeon Farms

After years of investment with little payoff, caviar businesses in California are booming thanks to a temporary trade ban on wild sturgeon. Read more..

By REGAN MORRIS - The New York Times

European Markets Rebound on Speculation Over Mergers

Trading volume was lower than usual in Europe, with the United States markets closed for the Independence Day holiday. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

High Costs Are Driving Business From Hong Kong Port

Hong Kong's shipping and logistics industries, long the territory's very reason for being, face a serious challenge from southern China. Read more..

By PATRICK L. SMITH, International Herald Tribune - The New York Times

Search for New Oil Sources Leads to Processed Coal

Illinois alone has more energy than Saudi Arabia, but turning coal into fuel for consumers has a big catch. Read more..

By MATTHEW L. WALD - The New York Times

The 'Blow-Away Guy' Rides Again

A familiar character, Maxell's "blow-away guy," is migrating online in another example of sponsored entertainment for computer gamers. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

U.S. Firm Has Korea Up in Arms

South Korean authorities are continuing a high-profile investigation into Lone Star, the Dallas-based private-equity fund. Read more..

By MARTIN FACKLER - The New York Times

Western News Operations Expand Into Arabic Market

A crowd of Western news organizations is preparing to deliver headlines — and geopolitical views — in the language of the Koran. Read more..

By DOREEN CARVAJAL - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 23.48 23.52 23.30 23.35 53.1M
Intel INTC 19.20 19.26 18.74 18.75 51.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19.82 19.97 19.47 19.60 30.7M
Pfizer PFE 23.64 23.69 23.43 23.68 30M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14.63 14.77 14.55 14.57 29.5M
General Electric GE 33.23 33.43 33.15 33.31 25.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 61.90 62.92 61.63 62.55 19.7M
Apple AAPL 57.15 57.60 56.56 57.00 18.5M
AT&T Inc. T 28.00 28.15 27.87 27.90 18M
HP Inc. HPQ 32.70 33.24 32.68 32.77 16.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 66.41 67.92 65.92 67.57 15.7M
Home Depot HD 35.62 35.78 35.39 35.53 14M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.21 47.34 46.76 47.02 11.5M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.82 30.45 29.70 30.07 11.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 33.35 33.50 33.22 33.29 10.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.87 42.87 42.04 42.41 10.5M
Alphabet GOOGL 421.52 422.80 415.64 421.46 9.96M
Chevron CVX 62.76 64.03 62.55 63.88 9.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 55.70 56.14 55.65 55.93 9.15M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 43.40 44.00 43.25 43.61 9.01M
Merck MRK 36.64 36.91 36.51 36.69 8.61M
Comcast CMCSA 32.47 32.57 32.05 32.32 7.64M
Schlumberger SLB 65.30 65.30 63.27 64.87 7.48M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.28 25.59 25.15 25.22 6.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 59.80 60.42 59.80 60.04 6.56M
Amgen AMGN 65.13 65.94 65.08 65.49 6.24M
Coca-Cola KO 43.20 43.37 42.84 43.02 5.92M
Amazon AMZN 38.28 38.43 36.78 37.11 5.73M
Boeing BA 81.28 81.29 77.54 80.17 5.66M
Altria MO 73.75 73.95 73.06 73.33 5.57M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 45.00 45.24 44.29 45.11 5.04M
McDonald's MCD 33.45 33.88 33.30 33.76 4.38M
International Business Machines IBM 78.00 78.39 77.52 77.77 4.05M
Pepsico PEP 60.27 60.72 60.10 60.27 3.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 67.30 67.31 66.71 66.88 3.49M
United Technologies UTX 63.99 64.08 63.36 63.85 3.39M
Gilead Sciences GILD 58.64 59.21 58.10 58.99 3.27M
3M MMM 80.90 80.92 80.12 80.55 2.16M
Union Pacific UNP 92.23 92.29 90.39 92.12 1.34M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3035.00 3035.00 2990.00 2990.00 28.1K
Exchange Rates of July 05, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 115.690 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.113 CAD 1 CAD = 0.898 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.232 CHF 1 CHF = 0.812 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.996 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 147.130 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.693 GBP 1 GBP = 1.442 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.714 AUD 1 AUD = 0.583 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.415 CAD 1 CAD = 0.707 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.567 CHF 1 CHF = 0.638 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.472 AUD 1 AUD = 0.405 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.041 CAD 1 CAD = 0.490 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.260 CHF 1 CHF = 0.442 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.825 CAD 1 CAD = 1.212 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.914 CHF 1 CHF = 1.095 AUD

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