Financial news on October 05, 2007

Business and Financial news
Alfred J. Audi, Who Revived a Furniture Maker, Dies at 69

Sensing a demand for Mission-style furniture, Mr. Audi built a large furniture maker and retailer on reproductions of the style. Read more..

By STEPHANIE SAUL - The New York Times

Bear Stearns, on Upswing, Sees No Need to Seek Cash

Though the firm was among the hardest hit in the subprime mortgage market collapse, executives at Bear Stearns said Thursday that they could weather the storm. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Brazil: Factory Output Tops Forecasts

Industrial output in Brazil climbed more than expected in August, fueling expectations that central bank policy makers may be ready to end two years of interest rate reductions. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Canada: Ad Campaign Gone Awry

What first appeared to be a case of criminal tampering with beer has turned out to be an ill-conceived marketing promotion. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Canada: Central Bank Leader Named

Mark J. Carney, a former investment banker, has been chosen as the next governor of the Bank of Canada. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Can a Plucky U.S. Economy Surmount $80 Oil?

As the economy may be starting to sputter from a weak housing market, will $80 oil begin to cause economic pain in a way that it hasn’t in nearly three decades? Read more..

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM - The New York Times

Does This Webcam Make Me Look Fat?

The latest variation in dating is speed dating combined with Webcasts. One can bet this is going to end up misused. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Microsoft Offers System to Track Health Records

Microsoft’s long-anticipated drive into the consumer health care market will offer free personal health records that can be managed on the Web. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

U.A.W. Talks to Focus Next on Chrysler

Having reached a tentative agreement with G.M., the U.A.W. said that it would now focus it’s negotiations on Chrysler. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

When You Can’t Wait for a Favorite Program

TV Guide has introduced a new advertising campaign that highlights the brand’s offerings beyond hourly program listings. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 25,73 25,94 25,49 25,54 72.2M
Pfizer PFE 25,50 25,65 25,42 25,58 48.5M
Microsoft MSFT 29,90 29,99 29,73 29,84 45M
Cisco Systems CSCO 32,34 32,81 32,26 32,65 36.3M
Apple AAPL 158,36 161,58 157,70 161,45 33.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21,86 22,32 21,81 22,18 31.3M
General Electric GE 41,93 42,05 41,69 41,77 21.8M
Comcast CMCSA 24,04 24,34 23,75 24,22 19M
ExxonMobil XOM 91,20 91,65 90,64 91,36 19M
AT&T Inc. T 42,09 42,24 41,76 42,14 15.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55,90 55,98 54,84 55,00 14M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 47,45 47,88 47,28 47,58 13.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 45,45 45,88 44,97 45,37 13.1M
Home Depot HD 34,20 34,55 33,90 34,22 12.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 50,66 51,23 50,55 50,90 11.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 37,49 37,78 36,97 37,47 11.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 70,90 71,32 70,58 70,83 10.3M
Alphabet GOOGL 587,01 596,00 587,01 594,05 10.1M
Amgen AMGN 55,85 57,21 55,80 56,84 9.8M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 66,30 66,40 66,20 66,25 9.41M
ConocoPhillips COP 84,26 84,55 83,44 84,20 8.88M
Merck MRK 53,20 54,04 53,17 53,51 8.87M
Verizon Communications VZ 45,32 45,45 45,02 45,22 8.69M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29,85 30,20 29,72 30,09 8.59M
Boeing BA 105,40 105,50 101,09 102,25 8.31M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47,44 48,02 47,38 47,70 7.7M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 35,09 35,60 35,03 35,47 7.32M
Schlumberger SLB 106,36 106,43 104,35 104,93 6.58M
Chevron CVX 92,10 92,57 91,00 92,32 6.5M
Gilead Sciences GILD 41,75 42,30 41,00 42,11 6.32M
McDonald's MCD 56,07 56,56 55,93 56,37 6.02M
Altria MO 69,66 69,93 69,47 69,56 5.99M
International Business Machines IBM 116,17 116,71 115,47 116,30 5.75M
Pepsico PEP 74,14 74,19 73,24 73,74 5.7M
Amazon AMZN 93,55 93,71 92,34 93,43 5.52M
Coca-Cola KO 57,97 58,28 57,83 58,07 5.45M
United Technologies UTX 80,24 81,15 80,24 80,84 4.04M
3M MMM 94,75 95,92 94,63 95,85 3.76M
Union Pacific UNP 113,00 117,99 113,00 117,35 3.43M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3960,00 4029,00 3960,00 4029,00 19K
Exchange Rates of October 05, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 116,970 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0,980 CAD 1 CAD = 1,020 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,178 CHF 1 CHF = 0,849 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,506 CNY 1 CNY = 0,133 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 165,350 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,692 GBP 1 GBP = 1,445 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,575 AUD 1 AUD = 0,635 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,386 CAD 1 CAD = 0,722 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,665 CHF 1 CHF = 0,601 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,418 GBP 1 GBP = 2,391 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,952 AUD 1 AUD = 1,051 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,838 CAD 1 CAD = 1,194 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,007 CHF 1 CHF = 0,993 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,275 AUD 1 AUD = 0,440 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,002 CAD 1 CAD = 0,499 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,406 CHF 1 CHF = 0,416 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,879 CAD 1 CAD = 1,137 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1,057 CHF 1 CHF = 0,946 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,201 CHF 1 CHF = 0,832 CAD

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