Financial news on August 06, 2012

Business and Financial news
3 Ads Warn About Budget Cuts for Children’s Programs

A new campaign for the Children’s Defense Fund uses social media to focus on the costs of trimming government-financed initiatives for children. Read more..

By JANE L. LEVERE - The New York Times

Business Day Live | Nissan's Lesson

August 6, 2012 - Readers respond to the migration of jobs from Nissan to the United States. Read more..

Mac William Bishop, Nadia Sussman, Pedro Rosado and Channon Hodge - The New York Times

Esther Kartiganer, a Force as a ‘60 Minutes’ Producer, Dies at 74

Esther Kartiganer, producer at CBS' 60 Minutes, dies at age 74. Read more..

By DENNIS HEVESI - The New York Times

Guided by Lucky Magazine, Shopping Will Soon Require Less Clicking

Style and shopping magazine Lucky will introduce a site on Aug 17 that will direct readers to buy clothing and accessories directly from more than a dozen retailers, instead of switching to their sites. Read more..

By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY - The New York Times

Looking for Workers Who Don't Have All the Answers

James Dyson, founder of the British maker of vacuum cleaners and hand dryers that bears his name, says the thing one should not rely on is experience, because situations always change. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - International Herald Tribune

Media Firm's Olympic Moment to Come After Medals Are Awarded

Marco Balich is the executive director of the ceremony to transfer the Olympic flag to the host of the next Summer Games, Rio de Janeiro. Read more..

By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO - The New York Times

Novartis and Penn Unite on New Anticancer Path

Drugmaker Novartis and University of Pennsylvania announce research and licensing agreement that seeks to build on the promising results of an experimental treatment that trains a person's immune system to kill cancer cells. Read more..

By KATIE THOMAS - The New York Times

Popular Solutions Are Not the Right Fix for the Financial World

The financial industry has made a mockery of capitalism. But wholesale management changes and breaking up banks are not the best options. Read more..

By HUGO DIXON | REUTERS - International Herald Tribune

Study Questions Risk of S.E.C. Revolving Door

Research by a group of accounting professors shows that the revolving door, symbolic portal that executives and lawyers pass through on their way to government posts and back again to the private sector, actually toughens enforcement results at the Securities and Exchange Commission; finding is the opposite of what government critics have maintained Read more..

By EDWARD WYATT - The New York Times

Zillow and Other Sites Broaden Their Mission to Include Businesses

Zillow, online real estate information service, is among an increasing number of Internet companies trying to cater to businesses as well as consumers; the firms hope to tap potentially rich new sources of revenue, which could make them more attractive to investors. Read more..

By NICK WINGFIELD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 20.97 21.18 20.90 20.97 34.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 16.49 16.83 16.46 16.69 32.1M
Facebook FB 21.39 22.15 21.30 21.92 27.8M
Microsoft MSFT 30.00 30.11 29.81 29.95 27.5M
Pfizer PFE 24.24 24.37 24.20 24.26 25.8M
Intel INTC 26.22 26.56 26.20 26.31 24.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 36.24 36.80 36.11 36.30 19M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 30.92 31.25 30.78 31.00 18.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 34.45 34.56 33.99 34.00 17M
AT&T Inc. T 37.58 37.98 37.57 37.61 16.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 18.29 18.82 18.23 18.69 15.3M
Comcast CMCSA 34.64 35.06 34.41 34.94 12.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 32.78 32.82 32.53 32.59 11.5M
Apple AAPL 617.29 624.87 615.26 622.55 10.8M
Procter & Gamble PG 65.23 66.24 65.20 65.81 10M
ExxonMobil XOM 87.55 87.88 87.37 87.45 9.63M
Verizon Communications VZ 44.65 44.88 44.50 44.69 9.58M
Merck MRK 44.20 44.64 44.17 44.49 9.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 69.18 69.34 68.78 68.84 8.72M
Home Depot HD 52.41 52.74 51.94 52.00 7.47M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 66.70 66.83 66.35 66.37 6.78M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 49.97 50.00 49.65 49.65 6.35M
General Motors GM 20.05 20.10 19.76 19.85 6.21M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 74.92 74.92 74.28 74.28 6.12M
ConocoPhillips COP 55.93 56.39 55.80 55.89 5.92M
Gilead Sciences GILD 56.95 57.73 56.74 57.64 5.74M
Altria MO 35.92 36.08 35.79 35.79 5.71M
Chevron CVX 110.75 112.10 110.70 111.31 5.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 51.86 52.08 50.97 51.00 4.98M
Coca-Cola KO 81.01 81.25 80.62 80.64 4.59M
Pepsico PEP 72.86 72.95 72.46 72.48 4.09M
Schlumberger SLB 72.67 72.88 72.04 72.40 4.01M
Amgen AMGN 82.18 82.89 81.73 82.43 3.82M
Boeing BA 73.21 73.33 72.71 72.89 3.76M
Alphabet GOOGL 639.61 649.38 639.22 642.82 3.56M
McDonald's MCD 89.77 90.43 89.50 89.69 3.49M
United Technologies UTX 77.22 77.68 76.62 76.65 3.36M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 86.01 86.01 85.09 85.15 3.3M
International Business Machines IBM 198.76 199.94 198.52 198.76 2.34M
Visa V 131.00 132.58 130.62 131.03 2.31M
3M MMM 92.00 92.34 91.41 91.41 1.86M
Amazon AMZN 235.56 235.74 233.81 233.99 1.84M
Union Pacific UNP 125.11 125.20 123.37 123.39 1.32M
Exchange Rates of August 06, 2012
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 78.210 JPY 1 JPY = 0.013 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.000 CAD 1 CAD = 1.000 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.969 CHF 1 CHF = 1.032 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.374 CNY 1 CNY = 0.157 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 97.010 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.795 GBP 1 GBP = 1.259 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.174 AUD 1 AUD = 0.852 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.240 CAD 1 CAD = 0.806 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.201 CHF 1 CHF = 0.833 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.902 CNY 1 CNY = 0.127 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.819 GBP 1 GBP = 1.221 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.209 AUD 1 AUD = 0.827 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.278 CAD 1 CAD = 0.783 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.238 CHF 1 CHF = 0.808 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.476 AUD 1 AUD = 0.677 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.560 CAD 1 CAD = 0.641 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.511 CHF 1 CHF = 0.662 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.943 CNY 1 CNY = 0.101 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.057 CAD 1 CAD = 0.946 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.023 CHF 1 CHF = 0.977 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.736 CNY 1 CNY = 0.148 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.968 CHF 1 CHF = 1.033 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.373 CNY 1 CNY = 0.157 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.577 CNY 1 CNY = 0.152 CHF

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