Financial news on March 05, 2008

Business and Financial news
Assurances From Citigroup, but Skepticism on Wall Street

Investors and analysts have urged a breakup of Citigroup, saying the company has become too unwieldy to be managed effectively. Read more..

By ERIC DASH - The New York Times

Yahoo Looks at New Way to Survive

As it scrambles to avoid defeat in its battle with Microsoft, Yahoo may try to seek more time to find other partners or persuade Microsoft to raise its offer. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN - The New York Times

Yahoo Seeks Way to Block Microsoft

In a move that could delay a proxy contest, Yahoo said it was extending the deadline for nominating directors to its board. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 27.75 28.41 27.70 28.12 106M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24.46 24.57 24.05 24.27 75.8M
Intel INTC 20.04 20.23 19.84 20.20 62.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18.69 18.98 18.62 18.80 58.2M
Pfizer PFE 22.42 22.44 21.80 22.05 46.8M
Apple AAPL 123.58 125.14 122.25 124.49 43.6M
General Electric GE 33.70 33.95 33.29 33.67 43.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 39.36 39.58 38.11 38.74 36.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 29.20 30.00 28.59 28.98 32.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 86.82 87.62 86.05 87.19 30.8M
Comcast CMCSA 19.93 20.32 19.74 19.88 25.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50.00 50.19 49.26 49.55 23M
AT&T Inc. T 34.91 35.64 34.84 35.45 21.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.25 22.52 21.94 22.19 19.8M
Home Depot HD 27.02 27.57 26.50 26.76 18.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 81.63 83.53 80.95 82.63 17.4M
Merck MRK 43.77 43.88 42.72 43.25 17.2M
Chevron CVX 87.26 88.86 86.67 88.79 16.2M
Altria MO 73.60 75.04 73.35 74.91 16.1M
Alphabet GOOGL 445.25 454.17 444.00 447.70 14.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 35.95 36.49 35.51 35.95 14.2M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62.75 63.28 62.64 63.13 13.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 48.59 48.85 47.80 48.31 12.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 66.29 67.16 66.05 66.70 11.7M
Amazon AMZN 65.66 66.34 63.82 64.99 11.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.10 53.41 52.37 52.98 10.8M
Schlumberger SLB 85.43 88.00 85.01 87.85 10.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 31.83 32.15 31.52 31.64 9.69M
Gilead Sciences GILD 49.69 49.91 48.70 48.96 9.46M
Amgen AMGN 45.84 46.31 44.84 45.25 8.63M
International Business Machines IBM 115.15 116.41 114.25 115.39 8.43M
Coca-Cola KO 59.24 60.00 59.03 59.68 8.04M
McDonald's MCD 53.83 54.17 53.27 53.94 7.09M
Pepsico PEP 70.33 70.72 69.00 70.28 6.69M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 46.71 47.37 46.52 47.22 5.99M
Boeing BA 79.87 81.32 79.67 80.71 5.67M
United Technologies UTX 68.29 70.28 68.29 69.73 5.35M
3M MMM 78.91 79.61 77.92 78.93 3.87M
Union Pacific UNP 124.75 126.81 123.10 125.75 2.54M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4606.00 4620.00 4549.00 4609.00 19K
Exchange Rates of March 05, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 104.020 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0.984 CAD 1 CAD = 1.016 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.037 CHF 1 CHF = 0.965 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.110 CNY 1 CNY = 0.141 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 158.760 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.766 GBP 1 GBP = 1.305 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.634 AUD 1 AUD = 0.612 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.502 CAD 1 CAD = 0.666 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.582 CHF 1 CHF = 0.632 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.482 GBP 1 GBP = 2.073 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.029 AUD 1 AUD = 0.972 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.946 CAD 1 CAD = 1.057 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.997 CHF 1 CHF = 1.004 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.132 AUD 1 AUD = 0.469 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.960 CAD 1 CAD = 0.510 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.064 CHF 1 CHF = 0.484 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.919 CAD 1 CAD = 1.088 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.968 CHF 1 CHF = 1.033 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.053 CHF 1 CHF = 0.950 CAD

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