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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO22.1322.2722.0222.0965.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL15.6015.8915.5915.8440.3M
General ElectricGE34.0834.1333.9233.9718.1M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.2522.8522.2522.7815.3M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT45.7145.8945.3645.5710.6M
AT&T Inc.T31.7631.7831.3531.7110.5M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT48.5748.9048.2148.359.93M
HP Inc.HPQ36.5036.5436.2036.469.07M
Home DepotHD34.6534.9234.4834.778.37M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64.6064.7464.2164.317.09M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ35.5435.6335.2635.506.98M
Procter & GamblePG61.6161.6961.1961.566.29M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC34.8635.0434.7534.836.17M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45.6445.9445.4445.806.13M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29.8230.0429.7529.855.99M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH51.9051.9850.6550.704.54M
International Business MachinesIBM81.1981.5480.6080.853.97M
United TechnologiesUTX62.7563.8962.5263.723.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD63.6063.6062.5462.862.51M
Union PacificUNP80.1581.1380.0680.751.12M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3188.003214.003186.003213.0014.4K
Exchange Rates of September 05, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 116.120 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.111 CAD1 CAD = 0.900 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.234 CHF1 CHF = 0.810 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.939 CNY1 CNY = 0.126 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 148.820 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.677 GBP1 GBP = 1.478 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.663 AUD1 AUD = 0.601 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.424 CAD1 CAD = 0.702 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.582 CHF1 CHF = 0.632 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.454 GBP1 GBP = 2.201 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.117 AUD1 AUD = 0.895 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.956 CAD1 CAD = 1.046 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.062 CHF1 CHF = 0.941 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.457 AUD1 AUD = 0.407 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.104 CAD1 CAD = 0.475 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.336 CHF1 CHF = 0.428 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.856 CAD1 CAD = 1.168 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.950 CHF1 CHF = 1.052 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.110 CHF1 CHF = 0.901 CAD

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