Financial news on May 5th, 2008

Business and Financial news
Publisher Tested the Waters Online, Then Dove In

The niche publisher I.D.G. has been working out the answers to some big mainstream questions. The biggest: Can print media survive the transition to the Internet? Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

Upswing in Economic Index for Services

U.S. service industries suffered a slowdown in activity in April, but service companies also appeared to add jobs, the first time this year that their payrolls expanded, a survey showed. Read more..

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT29.9530.2328.9929.08120M
Cisco SystemsCSCO26.3726.7126.1526.2862.4M
IntelINTC23.3823.8923.1823.2538.6M
PfizerPFE20.6020.6020.4520.5234.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL21.4421.6821.3421.5530.5M
AppleAAPL181.81185.31181.05184.7330.5M
General ElectricGE33.3633.3632.9633.1827.5M
ExxonMobilXOM89.6590.5589.2689.5121.3M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM48.2048.6447.8548.0019.3M
AltriaMO20.5920.8620.5020.7118.8M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC31.1231.3930.6631.1518.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT57.1657.3456.8156.9718.5M
AT&T Inc.T40.0640.1039.4039.8518.1M
VisaV82.8585.5080.8285.0617.6M
ComcastCMCSA21.8022.0021.5221.6316.5M
Home DepotHD29.8930.0429.2329.3715.9M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ39.4939.4938.7638.9013.5M
AlphabetGOOGL599.00599.00587.13594.9012.5M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH33.5634.0333.0633.0711.3M
ConocoPhillipsCOP87.0088.0086.9687.1810.9M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ68.0468.3267.7167.9010.6M
MerckMRK39.3739.4038.9038.9810.4M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS33.7233.7233.1233.2910.2M
Procter & GamblePG66.7066.9066.2266.6510.2M
ChevronCVX95.3396.8795.2395.629.06M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY23.4823.4823.0523.258.69M
HP Inc.HPQ48.0848.5947.8048.288.67M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53.0953.3652.7153.007.88M
Coca-ColaKO58.7758.9858.1458.387.06M
International Business MachinesIBM122.76123.25121.74122.036.36M
Gilead SciencesGILD53.5954.1353.2153.676.31M
AmazonAMZN77.2777.7775.8775.925.65M
SchlumbergerSLB100.25102.66100.14101.565.57M
McDonald'sMCD60.9660.9960.3060.875.31M
PepsicoPEP69.2969.7268.3268.575.01M
AmgenAMGN42.7743.1042.2742.794.44M
BoeingBA85.3286.0785.0085.923.89M
3MMMM78.6278.7877.3577.553.85M
United TechnologiesUTX74.6975.0074.4274.623.39M
Union PacificUNP148.58148.58145.03146.831.75M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4448.004448.004317.004333.5028.5K
Exchange Rates of May 5th, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 104.930 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.012 CAD1 CAD = 0.988 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.053 CHF1 CHF = 0.950 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.988 CNY1 CNY = 0.143 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 162.610 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.786 GBP1 GBP = 1.273 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.637 AUD1 AUD = 0.611 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.569 CAD1 CAD = 0.638 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.632 CHF1 CHF = 0.613 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.483 GBP1 GBP = 2.071 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.006 AUD1 AUD = 0.994 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.964 CAD1 CAD = 1.037 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.003 CHF1 CHF = 0.997 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.084 AUD1 AUD = 0.480 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.997 CAD1 CAD = 0.501 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.077 CHF1 CHF = 0.481 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.958 CAD1 CAD = 1.044 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.996 CHF1 CHF = 1.004 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.040 CHF1 CHF = 0.962 CAD

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