Financial news on August 06, 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 06, 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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