Financial news on April 06, 2006

Business and Financial news
Amid Banter, Reminders of the Shoes to Be Filled

Becoming the first female sole anchor and managing editor of a network evening news program is a logical step for Katie Couric. Read more..

By ALESSANDRA STANLEY - The New York Times

Anchor's Chair Was an Irresistible Lure for Couric

Katie Couric's desire to anchor a network newscast outweighed all other factors. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

British Department Store in $5.3 Billion I.P.O.

Institutional investors were “cautious” last night about the planned 3 billion pound ($5.27 billion) offering of Debenhams next month, as banks began marketing the department store’s return to the stock market. Merrill Lynch and Citigroup, joint global coordinators of the initial public offering, sent a notice to potential investors on Tuesday advising them that a price range would be set by the end of this month. It is understood that April 20 is the target date. Read more..

By WRITER - The New York Times

Katherine Anne Couric: Coming Back to Hard News

Katie Couric started as an investigative reporter in Miami and Washington and was an NBC Pentagon correspondent and reporter in Saudi Arabia. Read more..

By EDWARD WYATT - The New York Times

Media Buyers Await Answers on Spending and Audiences

The issue for advertisers, some media buyers say, is whether Katie Couric will bring in enough younger viewers to "CBS Evening News." Read more..

By JULIE BOSMAN - The New York Times

No Surprise but Some Sadness For 'Today' Fans on the Plaza

Though not surprised, many fans who watched Katie Couric announce her departure were nonetheless saddened by the news. Read more..

By LOLA OGUNNAIKE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 68.30 72.05 68.20 71.24 95.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.60 21.65 21.11 21.18 71M
Microsoft MSFT 27.66 27.72 27.37 27.56 51.9M
Intel INTC 19.48 19.60 19.33 19.38 51.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 13.96 13.96 13.74 13.80 32.8M
Pfizer PFE 25.02 25.11 24.91 25.09 24.6M
Merck MRK 34.56 35.04 34.26 34.84 21M
General Electric GE 34.30 34.55 34.12 34.51 20.2M
AT&T Inc. T 26.75 26.96 26.33 26.45 17.8M
Alphabet GOOGL 407.00 413.89 405.43 411.18 17.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 61.60 62.70 61.60 62.09 15.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 67.38 68.10 66.82 67.25 14.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 42.66 42.98 42.54 42.87 12.7M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 55.35 55.37 53.72 54.51 12.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 34.09 34.10 33.53 33.68 10.7M
3M MMM 79.75 82.01 79.54 81.38 10.5M
Amgen AMGN 72.78 73.12 71.41 71.85 9.64M
Comcast CMCSA 26.93 27.48 26.85 27.40 9.44M
Amazon AMZN 37.24 38.84 37.13 38.51 9.29M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 46.73 47.09 46.35 46.56 8.76M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.50 24.85 24.40 24.81 8.31M
Home Depot HD 42.60 42.63 42.06 42.14 7.13M
Altria MO 71.11 71.25 70.39 70.46 6.83M
HP Inc. HPQ 34.17 34.45 34.02 34.10 6.75M
Procter & Gamble PG 57.57 57.92 57.24 57.50 6.61M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 27.68 27.83 27.38 27.68 6.58M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 58.40 58.74 58.11 58.50 6.43M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.39 42.47 42.02 42.29 6.23M
Schlumberger SLB 133.20 133.89 130.88 132.60 6.2M
Coca-Cola KO 42.00 42.00 41.58 41.69 5.49M
Chevron CVX 59.65 59.84 58.96 59.41 5.21M
International Business Machines IBM 84.10 84.32 83.36 83.81 4.94M
Gilead Sciences GILD 63.87 63.87 61.35 61.71 4.82M
McDonald's MCD 34.81 34.91 34.47 34.60 4.03M
Pepsico PEP 57.78 58.28 57.55 58.02 3.45M
Boeing BA 79.22 80.13 79.22 79.82 2.91M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 64.86 65.00 64.53 64.94 2.19M
United Technologies UTX 57.98 58.41 57.62 58.23 2.05M
Union Pacific UNP 95.81 95.97 94.81 95.13 675K
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2990.00 2995.00 2985.00 2990.00 16.2K
Exchange Rates of April 06, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117.770 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.153 CAD 1 CAD = 0.867 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.291 CHF 1 CHF = 0.775 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8.006 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 143.900 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.697 GBP 1 GBP = 1.434 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.673 AUD 1 AUD = 0.598 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.409 CAD 1 CAD = 0.710 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.577 CHF 1 CHF = 0.634 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.399 AUD 1 AUD = 0.417 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.020 CAD 1 CAD = 0.495 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.260 CHF 1 CHF = 0.442 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.842 CAD 1 CAD = 1.188 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.942 CHF 1 CHF = 1.062 AUD

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