Financial news on August 6th, 2007

Business and Financial news
Bridge Disaster Revives a Quiet Web Site, Making It a Source for Original Reporting

When the I-35W bridge collapsed last week in Minneapolis, staff members at nearby Internet Broadcasting revived a nearly defunct Web site to publish their coverage. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Objection to Speakers Was Based on Mistake

Accusations that three journalists from NBC and PBS were on a health insurance industry speaking list turn out to have stemmed from an error at a speaking agency. Read more..

By LIA MILLER - The New York Times

Old Issues of Playboy and Rolling Stone Will Be Available on DVDs

Bondi Digital Publishing is planning to offer separate DVD-ROM editions with page-by-page reproductions of the Playboy and Rolling Stone archives. Read more..

By JANE L. LEVERE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO29,5929,7028,9029,5071.4M
General ElectricGE38,2339,2338,0139,1052.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC32,8134,8132,8134,7636M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43,7645,1143,2845,1134.2M
Home DepotHD36,3436,9935,7036,8933.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL19,8220,1019,7320,0829.7M
AT&T Inc.T39,4740,3839,3640,2623.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT45,7047,0545,7047,0220.7M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT52,1253,3851,2453,1218.8M
Procter & GamblePG63,0065,0062,9565,0018.6M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY28,1028,6227,4828,5218.6M
HP Inc.HPQ47,5648,5247,5548,4618.3M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ42,7143,5242,7143,4217M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60,3162,3660,3162,3014.8M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34,0034,3933,8334,3014.3M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH47,7548,5547,5148,509.65M
Gilead SciencesGILD37,1038,1936,8538,158.32M
International Business MachinesIBM111,97113,89111,70113,897.25M
United TechnologiesUTX76,5876,7173,2274,856.1M
Union PacificUNP115,30115,90113,52114,694.36M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3630,003678,503596,503670,0033.6K
Exchange Rates of August 6th, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 118,860 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,053 CAD1 CAD = 0,950 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,192 CHF1 CHF = 0,839 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,561 CNY1 CNY = 0,132 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 163,960 JPY1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,679 GBP1 GBP = 1,473 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,606 AUD1 AUD = 0,623 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,451 CAD1 CAD = 0,689 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,643 CHF1 CHF = 0,609 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,414 GBP1 GBP = 2,417 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0,979 AUD1 AUD = 1,021 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,885 CAD1 CAD = 1,130 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,002 CHF1 CHF = 0,998 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,366 AUD1 AUD = 0,423 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,138 CAD1 CAD = 0,468 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,420 CHF1 CHF = 0,413 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,903 CAD1 CAD = 1,107 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1,023 CHF1 CHF = 0,978 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,132 CHF1 CHF = 0,884 CAD

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