Financial news on September 05, 2006

Business and Financial news
In a TiVo World, Television Turns Marketing Efforts to New Media

Two deals are indicative of the ways TV is headed in new directions to meet the new needs of marketers. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Iris M. Ovshinsky, 79, Partner in Cleaner Auto Technology, Is Dead

With her husband, Iris M. Ovshinsky produced cleaner automotive technologies and pushed the auto industry to embrace them. Read more..

By JEREMY W. PETERS - The New York Times

Memo Pad

IN-FLIGHT CALLS ARE NEAR The in-flight world as we know it officially ends in mid-2007. That is when the European discount carrier Ryanair says it expects to begin outfitting the first 50 of its 200 Boeing 737’s with an onboard communications syst... Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

One Route Seems Closed, So Lawyers Try Different Lawsuit in Stock-Option Scandal

Even as the options-backdating scandal continues to grow, law firms that represent shareholders are struggling to find a foothold. Read more..

By JULIE CRESWELL - The New York Times

Online Game, Made in U.S., Seizes the Globe

World of Warcraft, with almost seven million paying subscribers, has become the first truly global video-game hit since Pac-Man in the early 80’s. Read more..

By SETH SCHIESEL - The New York Times

Registered Traveler Program Appears Ready to Take Off

Given the routine at airport checkpoints, it is no wonder 27,000 people signed up in Florida for the Registered Traveler program. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Second Free Newspaper Aims to Attract London Commuters

The new publication, Thelondonpaper, introduced by the News Corporation, will be available in the evenings in London. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Smoke if You’ve Got ’Em on This Airline Next Year

A German entrepreneur is hoping to give smokers their own airline, flying between Düsseldorf, Germany, and Tokyo. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK, International Herald Tribune - The New York Times

Trial Begins for an Icon in Japan

Takafumi Horie, the brash Internet entrepreneur, pleaded not guilty to charges of violating securities law on Monday. Read more..

By NORIMITSU ONISHI - The New York Times

Within Its Walls, Club Med Opens a First-Class Preserve

Will five-star designer suites, spice scrubs and Taoist massages attract luxury vacationers to Club Méditerranée? Read more..

By DOREEN CARVAJAL, International Herald Tribune - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19.95 20.02 19.64 19.99 80.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22.13 22.27 22.02 22.09 65.4M
Microsoft MSFT 25.69 25.96 25.56 25.61 44.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 15.60 15.89 15.59 15.84 40.3M
Apple AAPL 68.97 71.50 68.55 71.48 36.2M
Pfizer PFE 27.87 27.89 27.64 27.84 20.2M
General Electric GE 34.08 34.13 33.92 33.97 18.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 67.68 68.65 67.50 68.48 17.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.25 22.85 22.25 22.78 15.3M
Chevron CVX 65.81 67.15 65.35 66.34 13.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 45.71 45.89 45.36 45.57 10.6M
AT&T Inc. T 31.76 31.78 31.35 31.71 10.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 48.57 48.90 48.21 48.35 9.93M
Altria MO 83.75 83.81 82.53 82.63 9.36M
HP Inc. HPQ 36.50 36.54 36.20 36.46 9.07M
Home Depot HD 34.65 34.92 34.48 34.77 8.37M
Schlumberger SLB 61.75 62.77 61.20 62.30 8.32M
ConocoPhillips COP 64.05 64.54 63.62 64.28 8.24M
Alphabet GOOGL 379.87 385.40 377.44 384.36 8.14M
Amazon AMZN 31.61 32.30 31.24 32.23 7.47M
Comcast CMCSA 35.13 35.49 34.93 35.04 7.37M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.60 64.74 64.21 64.31 7.09M
Verizon Communications VZ 35.54 35.63 35.26 35.50 6.98M
Merck MRK 40.99 41.19 40.60 41.17 6.4M
Procter & Gamble PG 61.61 61.69 61.19 61.56 6.29M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 34.86 35.04 34.75 34.83 6.17M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45.64 45.94 45.44 45.80 6.13M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.82 30.04 29.75 29.85 5.99M
Amgen AMGN 68.83 69.70 68.04 69.26 5.34M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 51.90 51.98 50.65 50.70 4.54M
Coca-Cola KO 45.01 45.07 44.81 44.98 4.07M
International Business Machines IBM 81.19 81.54 80.60 80.85 3.97M
McDonald's MCD 36.55 36.76 36.42 36.65 3.9M
United Technologies UTX 62.75 63.89 62.52 63.72 3.1M
3M MMM 72.00 72.00 71.13 71.35 2.91M
Boeing BA 75.75 76.30 75.05 75.36 2.67M
Pepsico PEP 65.20 65.41 65.18 65.20 2.63M
Gilead Sciences GILD 63.60 63.60 62.54 62.86 2.51M
Union Pacific UNP 80.15 81.13 80.06 80.75 1.12M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3188.00 3214.00 3186.00 3213.00 14.4K
Exchange Rates of September 05, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 116.120 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.111 CAD 1 CAD = 0.900 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.234 CHF 1 CHF = 0.810 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.939 CNY 1 CNY = 0.126 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 148.820 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.677 GBP 1 GBP = 1.478 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.663 AUD 1 AUD = 0.601 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.424 CAD 1 CAD = 0.702 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.582 CHF 1 CHF = 0.632 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.454 GBP 1 GBP = 2.201 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.117 AUD 1 AUD = 0.895 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.956 CAD 1 CAD = 1.046 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.062 CHF 1 CHF = 0.941 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.457 AUD 1 AUD = 0.407 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.104 CAD 1 CAD = 0.475 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.336 CHF 1 CHF = 0.428 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.856 CAD 1 CAD = 1.168 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.950 CHF 1 CHF = 1.052 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.110 CHF 1 CHF = 0.901 CAD

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