Financial news on July 05, 2007

Business and Financial news
China Finds Poor Quality on Its Store Shelves

Nearly a fifth of the food and consumer products checked in a nationwide survey in China this year were found to be substandard or tainted. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

In India, Protecting a Whistle-Blower

The Internet is being put to novel use in India’s southern state of Karnataka: as a shield to protect a bureaucrat against powerful and potentially dangerous enemies. Read more..

By ANAND GIRIDHARADAS - The New York Times

In Sweden, It’s Global Warming vs. Big Heavy Cars

As concern about global warming ripples across Sweden, the average citizen’s relationship with comfortable — and highly polluting — cars is becoming strained. Read more..

By IVAR EKMAN - The New York Times

Nokia, Without Fanfare, Introduces a Superphone Without Contract Obstacles

What makes Nokia’s N76 smartphone has a powerful processor and an operating system that lets it run a number of programs including one that reads Microsoft Office files. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Oops! Portable Hard Drive Is Tough Enough to Survive Being Dropped on the Floor

Iomega’s portable external drive, eGo, comes with “Drop Guard” technology, internal reinforcements that can help the 160-gigabyte drive withstand the rigors of travel. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
AppleAAPL128.80132.97128.69132.7551.9M
MicrosoftMSFT30.0530.2229.8329.9947.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO28.0628.3827.9428.3738.8M
IntelINTC24.4824.6924.4324.6036.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20.0620.5019.9620.4936.5M
PfizerPFE25.8126.1125.7325.9028.8M
General ElectricGE38.5838.6738.3738.5426M
AT&T Inc.T41.4441.4540.8940.9621.2M
ExxonMobilXOM85.3985.8784.1585.1618M
ConocoPhillipsCOP80.7281.2679.8780.7216M
Home DepotHD39.3339.9039.2039.8314.7M
ComcastCMCSA28.4528.5328.2728.4714M
Procter & GamblePG61.9361.9361.4061.6711.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM49.1049.3548.6548.7911.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48.3648.4648.0848.0911.2M
AmgenAMGN54.8055.0454.6554.8611.1M
AltriaMO70.9971.2470.7571.1610.5M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ41.8142.2441.8141.989.94M
AlphabetGOOGL535.56544.40532.15541.639.88M
HP Inc.HPQ45.3645.9745.1545.908.8M
ChevronCVX86.7987.1485.5186.578.75M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ62.1062.4261.8762.288.3M
MerckMRK49.7049.8949.3649.828.1M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35.5735.7435.1135.327.5M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.5034.6434.2434.637.33M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54.4454.6853.7554.236.92M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH52.1452.5551.7052.456.87M
International Business MachinesIBM106.31108.39105.98108.056.67M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY31.8132.1231.5331.916.65M
SchlumbergerSLB87.2889.0087.1187.986.61M
McDonald'sMCD51.4051.8751.1051.216.2M
PepsicoPEP65.7466.5165.6865.915.68M
Coca-ColaKO52.9053.0052.4852.675.43M
Gilead SciencesGILD38.7539.0738.5538.984.67M
AmazonAMZN69.3669.6568.0668.734.49M
United TechnologiesUTX72.3972.7272.0672.123.19M
BoeingBA97.5298.4897.2398.362.57M
3MMMM87.6888.4087.3887.761.89M
Union PacificUNP116.52116.83115.31116.001.26M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3639.003668.003637.003668.0011.7K
Exchange Rates of July 05, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 122.920 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.056 CAD1 CAD = 0.947 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.217 CHF1 CHF = 0.822 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.606 CNY1 CNY = 0.131 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 167.160 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.676 GBP1 GBP = 1.480 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.588 AUD1 AUD = 0.630 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.436 CAD1 CAD = 0.696 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.655 CHF1 CHF = 0.604 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.404 GBP1 GBP = 2.475 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.950 AUD1 AUD = 1.053 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.859 CAD1 CAD = 1.165 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.990 CHF1 CHF = 1.010 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.350 AUD1 AUD = 0.426 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.124 CAD1 CAD = 0.471 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.448 CHF1 CHF = 0.409 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.903 CAD1 CAD = 1.107 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1.041 CHF1 CHF = 0.960 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.152 CHF1 CHF = 0.868 CAD

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