Financial news on November 05, 2007

Business and Financial news
As Citigroup Chief Totters, CNBC Reporter Is Having a Great Year

After enduring accusations in the media of questionable interactions with Citigroup, CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo is now in the midst of a turnaround year. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Barry Diller and the Fallacy of IAC

<p>Barry Diller’s decision to split IAC/InterActiveCorp into five parts says a lot about Mr. Diller’s restlessness. But it also shows the flaws in the strategy that he has been trying to pursue for a decade: building an Internet conglomerate.</p> Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

Citigroup Names Rubin as Chairman and Plans More Write-Downs

The board of Citigroup accepted the resignation of Charles O. Prince III today and appointed Robert E. Rubin, the former Treasury secretary, as its chairman. Read more..

By ERIC DASH - The New York Times

Louis Vuitton Ad Shows Gorbachev Accompanied by Subversive Text

A recent Louis Vuitton ad featuring Mikhail S. Gorbachev showed the former Soviet leader toting a publication discussing the murder of Alexander V. Litvinenko. Read more..

By DAN LEVIN - The New York Times

New Media, New Value, Old Troubles

If the Hollywood screenwriters go on strike, the typical American household will not run out of content any time soon. But will the audience return after a lengthy strike? Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Next Hurdle for Ford and U.A.W. Will Be Selling Contract Proposal

Ford seeks to assure Wall Street that it is not backtracking on its revamping while the United Automobile Workers union will try to win support for the deal with a layoff-weary membership. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

One Other Little Dance

With Google’s introduction of a cellphone operating system, it adds another front of competition with Apple, even though Eric Schmidt, Google’s chief executive, serves on Apple’s board. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

The GPhone: So Open It Could Be Closed

Google’s Android software is meant to support cellphones of many shapes and sizes. It is wide open to any applications, but wireless carriers have the freedom to lock phones more tightly than even an iPhone. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

The Higher Value of Eyeballs

Highlights from Bits, the technology blog updated all day at nytimes.com/bits. Read more..

By LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

The Latest in Job Cuts: Automated Poker Without Dealers

PokerPro mixes the speed and efficiency of Internet poker with the stare-them-down, in-your-face quality of playing live. Read more..

By MATT VILLANO - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 36,76 37,10 36,63 36,73 75.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 32,64 33,25 32,38 33,08 69.6M
Intel INTC 26,48 27,03 26,44 26,84 55.4M
Pfizer PFE 23,60 23,92 23,52 23,67 32.7M
General Electric GE 39,95 40,54 39,95 40,20 29.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 32,00 32,46 31,54 31,93 29M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42,69 43,20 41,67 42,77 28.9M
Apple AAPL 185,29 188,96 184,24 186,18 28.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21,83 22,21 21,76 22,07 26.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 87,02 88,27 86,51 87,66 24.8M
Comcast CMCSA 20,48 20,59 20,34 20,42 24.1M
AT&T Inc. T 39,98 40,39 39,88 40,04 20.6M
Alphabet GOOGL 706,99 730,23 706,07 725,65 17.7M
Home Depot HD 30,15 30,15 29,53 29,80 17.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 82,72 85,00 82,70 83,92 13.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 44,35 44,40 43,72 43,82 13.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 28,13 29,39 28,13 29,13 12.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 69,53 70,92 69,38 70,18 12.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 44,25 44,38 43,78 44,03 12.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 51,86 52,84 51,79 52,54 12M
Merck MRK 55,00 56,85 55,00 55,93 11.8M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64,01 64,86 64,01 64,49 10.1M
Amgen AMGN 56,26 57,57 55,69 57,46 9.85M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54,50 54,50 53,60 54,02 9.7M
Chevron CVX 87,47 89,20 87,46 88,48 9.09M
Coca-Cola KO 60,50 60,73 59,92 60,34 8.92M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46,64 47,65 46,00 47,20 8.24M
Schlumberger SLB 97,60 99,47 96,58 97,68 8.06M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33,40 34,26 33,40 33,88 7.98M
Amazon AMZN 84,83 86,02 82,76 84,37 7.45M
International Business Machines IBM 115,11 115,11 112,83 113,40 7.16M
McDonald's MCD 59,00 59,89 58,76 59,67 7.03M
Pepsico PEP 73,56 73,56 72,62 72,76 6.66M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 48,50 49,46 48,50 49,12 6.62M
Altria MO 72,00 72,71 71,77 72,36 6.15M
Boeing BA 97,59 98,67 96,51 97,97 4.46M
United Technologies UTX 75,00 76,51 75,00 76,11 3.9M
3M MMM 84,94 85,34 83,84 85,05 3.74M
Union Pacific UNP 125,00 126,75 124,60 125,61 2.65M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4470,00 4472,00 4417,00 4437,00 36.8K
Exchange Rates of November 05, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114,520 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0,933 CAD 1 CAD = 1,072 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,154 CHF 1 CHF = 0,867 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,454 CNY 1 CNY = 0,134 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 165,690 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,695 GBP 1 GBP = 1,438 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,571 AUD 1 AUD = 0,637 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,350 CAD 1 CAD = 0,741 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,669 CHF 1 CHF = 0,599 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,419 GBP 1 GBP = 2,384 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,948 AUD 1 AUD = 1,055 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,814 CAD 1 CAD = 1,228 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,007 CHF 1 CHF = 0,993 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,259 AUD 1 AUD = 0,443 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,942 CAD 1 CAD = 0,515 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,400 CHF 1 CHF = 0,417 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,859 CAD 1 CAD = 1,164 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1,062 CHF 1 CHF = 0,942 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,236 CHF 1 CHF = 0,809 CAD

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