Financial news on March 05, 2007

Business and Financial news
A Richer Trip to the Mall, Guided by Text Messages

New Internet applications allow shoppers to use their cellphones and PDAs to search the inventory and prices at the local mall. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

A Scuffle Over Pay Television in Britain Spills Into the Living Room

British Sky Broadcasting withdrew several of its channels from the main cable provider in Britain over a cost disagreement. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

Citizen Bono Brings Africa to Idle Rich

As the guest editor of the July issue of Vanity Fair, Bono will try to rebrand Africa. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

D’Amato Never Folds

Alfonse M. D’Amato, the former senator and a poker aficionado, is lobbying to overturn a new federal ban on Internet gambling. Read more..

By GARY RIVLIN and MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

In Europe, Private Equity Firms Strive to Buff Image

Under attack by politicians and trade union leaders, European private equity firms are trying to rescue their reputation. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Looking Ahead

PAULSON IN ASIA Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., below, will head to Asia this week, stopping in Japan on Monday, South Korea on Tuesday, Beijing on Wednesday and Shanghai on Thursday. The trip will include meetings with the Japanese finan... Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

NBC Anchor to Baghdad, the First Trip Since ABC’s

Brian Williams is the first network news anchor to travel to Baghdad since ABC’s Bob Woodruff was severely injured last year. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Up Next: A Real Tally of Couch Potatoes

For the first time, Nielsen will release long-awaited ratings that tell ad buyers exactly how many people are watching their commercials. Read more..

By ALEX MINDLIN - The New York Times

Where Artists and Inventors Plot to Save the World

More than 1,000 people will gather in Monterey, Calif., for the annual TED conference, named for the convergence of technology, entertainment and design. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

Wireless Technology Speeds Health Services in Rwanda

Cellphones are now being used to report from the field in Rwanda, enabling health care workers to better track and manage patients. Read more..

By THOMAS CRAMPTON - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 18.98 19.46 18.90 19.11 88.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 25.02 25.75 24.82 25.46 60M
Microsoft MSFT 27.49 27.91 27.41 27.55 56.5M
Pfizer PFE 24.75 25.05 24.61 24.70 37.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 16.52 17.00 16.34 16.37 34.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 69.05 70.84 69.02 69.98 33M
General Electric GE 34.65 34.97 34.52 34.55 32.8M
Apple AAPL 85.89 88.65 85.76 86.32 30M
Comcast CMCSA 25.35 25.61 25.13 25.30 26.1M
AT&T Inc. T 36.15 36.79 35.60 35.72 23.1M
Home Depot HD 38.75 39.20 38.59 38.67 22.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 47.60 48.16 47.20 47.54 20.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 38.47 39.44 38.15 38.75 18.9M
Amgen AMGN 61.62 63.15 61.10 62.16 17.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 63.99 65.69 63.83 64.49 16.2M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.45 62.35 61.45 61.83 16M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 34.20 34.65 33.98 34.03 15.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 52.72 53.59 52.72 52.75 15.3M
Coca-Cola KO 45.90 46.71 45.77 46.29 14.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.65 48.27 47.44 47.47 14.3M
Merck MRK 43.75 44.85 43.68 44.25 13.9M
Alphabet GOOGL 437.02 445.50 437.00 440.95 12.7M
Altria MO 83.00 83.81 82.19 82.21 12.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 36.29 36.82 36.05 36.13 12.1M
Chevron CVX 66.20 67.33 66.01 66.43 11.7M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33.55 34.11 33.42 33.72 10.7M
Schlumberger SLB 61.15 62.55 61.00 61.67 10.4M
International Business Machines IBM 90.25 92.15 90.10 91.81 10.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.84 63.60 62.66 62.79 9.9M
Amazon AMZN 37.15 38.32 37.04 37.05 9.57M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 53.80 54.85 52.93 52.96 9.36M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 26.08 26.71 26.03 26.35 7.26M
Pepsico PEP 62.93 63.20 62.76 62.77 6.92M
McDonald's MCD 43.46 43.73 42.85 42.91 6.87M
United Technologies UTX 63.75 64.45 63.45 63.54 5.18M
3M MMM 73.01 73.77 72.90 73.17 4.91M
Gilead Sciences GILD 69.75 71.41 69.33 69.99 4.35M
Boeing BA 86.96 88.19 86.39 87.02 3.78M
Union Pacific UNP 96.63 97.22 95.60 96.11 2.68M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3550.00 3601.00 3525.00 3562.00 13.6K
Exchange Rates of March 05, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 115.510 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.181 CAD 1 CAD = 0.847 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.221 CHF 1 CHF = 0.819 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.750 CNY 1 CNY = 0.129 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 151.200 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.681 GBP 1 GBP = 1.468 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.699 AUD 1 AUD = 0.589 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.545 CAD 1 CAD = 0.647 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.598 CHF 1 CHF = 0.626 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.450 GBP 1 GBP = 2.220 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.123 AUD 1 AUD = 0.890 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.022 CAD 1 CAD = 0.979 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.057 CHF 1 CHF = 0.947 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.493 AUD 1 AUD = 0.401 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.268 CAD 1 CAD = 0.441 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.344 CHF 1 CHF = 0.427 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.909 CAD 1 CAD = 1.100 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.940 CHF 1 CHF = 1.064 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.034 CHF 1 CHF = 0.968 CAD

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