Financial news on May 05, 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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 29.95 30.23 28.99 29.08 120M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.37 26.71 26.15 26.28 62.4M
Intel INTC 23.38 23.89 23.18 23.25 38.6M
Pfizer PFE 20.60 20.60 20.45 20.52 34.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21.44 21.68 21.34 21.55 30.5M
Apple AAPL 181.81 185.31 181.05 184.73 30.5M
General Electric GE 33.36 33.36 32.96 33.18 27.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 89.65 90.55 89.26 89.51 21.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 48.20 48.64 47.85 48.00 19.3M
Altria MO 20.59 20.86 20.50 20.71 18.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 31.12 31.39 30.66 31.15 18.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 57.16 57.34 56.81 56.97 18.5M
AT&T Inc. T 40.06 40.10 39.40 39.85 18.1M
Visa V 82.85 85.50 80.82 85.06 17.6M
Comcast CMCSA 21.80 22.00 21.52 21.63 16.5M
Home Depot HD 29.89 30.04 29.23 29.37 15.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 39.49 39.49 38.76 38.90 13.5M
Alphabet GOOGL 599.00 599.00 587.13 594.90 12.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 33.56 34.03 33.06 33.07 11.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 87.00 88.00 86.96 87.18 10.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 68.04 68.32 67.71 67.90 10.6M
Merck MRK 39.37 39.40 38.90 38.98 10.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33.72 33.72 33.12 33.29 10.2M
Procter & Gamble PG 66.70 66.90 66.22 66.65 10.2M
Chevron CVX 95.33 96.87 95.23 95.62 9.06M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 23.48 23.48 23.05 23.25 8.69M
HP Inc. HPQ 48.08 48.59 47.80 48.28 8.67M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.09 53.36 52.71 53.00 7.88M
Coca-Cola KO 58.77 58.98 58.14 58.38 7.06M
International Business Machines IBM 122.76 123.25 121.74 122.03 6.36M
Gilead Sciences GILD 53.59 54.13 53.21 53.67 6.31M
Amazon AMZN 77.27 77.77 75.87 75.92 5.65M
Schlumberger SLB 100.25 102.66 100.14 101.56 5.57M
McDonald's MCD 60.96 60.99 60.30 60.87 5.31M
Pepsico PEP 69.29 69.72 68.32 68.57 5.01M
Amgen AMGN 42.77 43.10 42.27 42.79 4.44M
Boeing BA 85.32 86.07 85.00 85.92 3.89M
3M MMM 78.62 78.78 77.35 77.55 3.85M
United Technologies UTX 74.69 75.00 74.42 74.62 3.39M
Union Pacific UNP 148.58 148.58 145.03 146.83 1.75M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4448.00 4448.00 4317.00 4333.50 28.5K
Exchange Rates of May 05, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 104.930 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.012 CAD 1 CAD = 0.988 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.053 CHF 1 CHF = 0.950 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.988 CNY 1 CNY = 0.143 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 162.610 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.786 GBP 1 GBP = 1.273 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.637 AUD 1 AUD = 0.611 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.569 CAD 1 CAD = 0.638 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.632 CHF 1 CHF = 0.613 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.483 GBP 1 GBP = 2.071 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.006 AUD 1 AUD = 0.994 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.964 CAD 1 CAD = 1.037 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.003 CHF 1 CHF = 0.997 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.084 AUD 1 AUD = 0.480 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.997 CAD 1 CAD = 0.501 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.077 CHF 1 CHF = 0.481 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.958 CAD 1 CAD = 1.044 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.996 CHF 1 CHF = 1.004 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.040 CHF 1 CHF = 0.962 CAD

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