Financial news on July 05, 2011

Business and Financial news
An Agency Builder, but Not Yet Its Leader

Opposition to naming Elizabeth Warren as chief of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been blunted by concerns that President Obama has yet to name anyone for the post. Read more..

By EDWARD WYATT - The New York Times

Argentina Hopes for a Big Payoff in Its Shale Oil Field Discovery

The widening use of new techniques to extract oil from shale is expected to help produce petroleum in other countries, as well. Read more..

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

Bair Has Been Effective Watchdog at F.D.I.C.

Seven habits explain why Sheila C. Bair was effective as chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Read more..

By ROB COX - The New York Times

Hackers Select a New Target: Other Hackers

In a fractious free-for-all, rival hackers engage in tit-for-tat attacks on each other, often for no better reason than to outwit the other guy. Read more..

By SOMINI SENGUPTA and NICK BILTON - The New York Times

Morning Take-Out

Highlights from the DealBook newsletter. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Nestlé in Acquisition Talks With China’s Biggest Confectioner

Hsu Fu Chi International said Monday that it is in talks with Nestlé and other foreign companies to form a partnership, but that no deal has been reached. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

Profit Lag May Dampen Stock Rally

In a lackluster economy, the stock market and corporate profits have been two bright spots. That could change with a string of earnings reports in coming weeks. Read more..

By GRAHAM BOWLEY - The New York Times

S.&P. Warns Bank Plan Would Cause Greek Default

Greece risks being judged in default on its debt obligations if banks are forced to bear part of the pain, Standard & Poor’s said Monday. Read more..

By DAVID JOLLY - International Herald Tribune

Taking Flights Into the Unknown

A seatmate looked like a banker or someone in marketing. But no — she said she was in the X-rated entertainment business, and she wasn’t in production. Rather, she was a star. Read more..

By BOLAND T. JONES - The New York Times

The Paperless Cockpit

The tablet computers are digital substitutes in the cockpit for about 40 pounds of reference materials needed for the flight. Read more..

By KATE MURPHY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 15,87 15,92 15,55 15,67 44.4M
General Electric GE 19,22 19,25 18,91 19,04 41.9M
Microsoft MSFT 26,10 26,15 25,90 26,03 37.8M
Intel INTC 22,69 22,69 22,36 22,44 33.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28,52 28,56 28,08 28,42 31.3M
Pfizer PFE 20,68 20,80 20,65 20,78 31.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41,51 41,51 40,97 41,03 23.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 33,01 33,14 32,79 33,06 21.4M
AT&T Inc. T 31,74 31,78 31,56 31,63 20.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 81,30 82,12 81,26 81,60 18.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 36,78 37,00 36,27 36,47 16.4M
Comcast CMCSA 25,75 26,14 25,70 25,97 13M
Apple AAPL 343,00 349,83 342,50 349,43 12.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 37,74 37,86 37,55 37,82 12.5M
Altria MO 26,49 26,90 26,40 26,60 11.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53,10 53,30 52,93 53,16 10.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 75,91 76,49 75,53 75,85 10.3M
Home Depot HD 36,63 36,85 36,43 36,59 9.94M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 67,29 67,67 67,25 67,62 9.77M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 39,77 40,18 39,60 39,97 9.45M
Procter & Gamble PG 64,10 64,50 63,95 64,26 9.22M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53,34 53,56 53,02 53,39 9.21M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29,03 29,21 28,99 29,16 9.08M
Merck MRK 35,51 35,69 35,44 35,49 8.99M
General Motors GM 30,87 31,36 30,58 30,86 8.84M
Visa V 86,96 88,80 86,34 88,32 8.27M
Alphabet GOOGL 525,30 535,40 525,30 532,44 7.69M
Coca-Cola KO 68,08 68,79 68,08 68,30 7.4M
Chevron CVX 104,11 105,76 104,11 105,12 7.39M
Pepsico PEP 69,87 70,45 69,66 69,77 7.32M
Schlumberger SLB 87,37 88,73 87,15 88,35 6.14M
McDonald's MCD 85,41 85,99 85,33 85,64 5.09M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 53,08 53,11 52,27 52,85 4.82M
Amgen AMGN 58,18 58,25 57,68 57,92 4.64M
International Business Machines IBM 173,52 175,43 173,52 175,43 4.59M
Gilead Sciences GILD 41,88 41,99 41,43 41,57 4.44M
United Technologies UTX 89,86 90,57 89,22 89,51 4.05M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 77,87 77,98 76,98 77,31 3.77M
Amazon AMZN 208,76 214,45 208,73 213,19 3.59M
Boeing BA 74,17 74,73 73,85 74,15 3.13M
3M MMM 96,40 96,86 96,06 96,14 3.06M
Union Pacific UNP 106,61 106,64 105,18 105,72 1.99M
Exchange Rates of July 05, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 81,080 JPY 1 JPY = 0,012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0,963 CAD 1 CAD = 1,038 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,841 CHF 1 CHF = 1,189 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,468 CNY 1 CNY = 0,155 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 116,940 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,897 GBP 1 GBP = 1,114 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,350 AUD 1 AUD = 0,741 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,389 CAD 1 CAD = 0,720 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,213 CHF 1 CHF = 0,825 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,330 CNY 1 CNY = 0,107 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,767 GBP 1 GBP = 1,303 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,154 AUD 1 AUD = 0,867 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,187 CAD 1 CAD = 0,842 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,037 CHF 1 CHF = 0,964 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,503 AUD 1 AUD = 0,665 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,547 CAD 1 CAD = 0,646 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,351 CHF 1 CHF = 0,740 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,389 CNY 1 CNY = 0,096 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1,029 CAD 1 CAD = 0,972 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,898 CHF 1 CHF = 1,113 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,912 CNY 1 CNY = 0,145 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,873 CHF 1 CHF = 1,145 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,716 CNY 1 CNY = 0,149 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 7,691 CNY 1 CNY = 0,130 CHF

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