Financial news on December 06, 2007

Business and Financial news
A Highly Visible Reminder of Your Houseplant’s Needs

The Thirsty Light’s corrosion-resistant brass probe sits in the soil, and the tip reads the moisture level once a second. Read more..

By MARTY KATZ - The New York Times

A Movie and Protesters Single Out Henry Kravis

The reaction against the wealth created by private equity funds has become part of a populist movement. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN - The New York Times

Apologetic, Facebook Changes Ad Program

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of the social networking site Facebook, apologized to the site’s users about the way it introduced a controversial new advertising feature last month. Read more..

By LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

A Watch Lets an Athlete Keep Track of a Workout and Control the Soundtrack

The iControl is a watch and receiver combination that connects to almost any iPod and the iPhone. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Coke Names an Insider as Its New Chief

Muhtar Kent, Coke’s president and chief operating officer, will take over as chief executive on July 1, the company said today. He will succeed E. Neville Isdell, who will remain chairman. Read more..

By ANDREW MARTIN - The New York Times

Entrepreneurial Journalism in the Facebook Age

A competition among journalism students for seed money shows that Web services like AdSense, Facebook and Ning may make it much easier to start a publication than ever before. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

OPEC Finds Price Range to Live With

After a one-day meeting in Abu Dhabi, OPEC cemented the impression that it wanted to keep oil prices at levels that would have been unthinkable a few years ago, leaving its output goal unchanged. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

Post Office Drawback Cited in Dark Forecast for Netflix

A research note issued by Citigroup on Tuesday said 70 percent of Netflix’s return mailers must be sorted by hand. Read more..

By JOANNE L. KAUFMAN - The New York Times

Shares Rally on Surprisingly Strong Jobs Data

A promising employment report lifted stocks Wednesday, with the main indexes erasing two days of declines on renewed optimism about the outlook for the economy. Read more..

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM - The New York Times

Tracing Business Acumen to Dyslexia

A study concluded that dyslexics were more likely than nondyslexics to excel in oral communication and problem solving and to own two or more businesses. Read more..

By BRENT BOWERS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 27,22 27,99 27,17 27,98 60.5M
Comcast CMCSA 18,22 18,55 18,04 18,30 54.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27,65 27,95 27,50 27,79 53.1M
Microsoft MSFT 34,26 34,61 33,87 34,55 49.2M
General Electric GE 36,55 37,29 36,54 37,26 35.6M
Apple AAPL 186,19 190,10 186,12 189,95 32.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21,10 21,45 20,94 21,42 29.5M
Pfizer PFE 23,95 24,20 23,82 24,17 28.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 31,91 33,43 31,53 32,59 25.3M
AT&T Inc. T 38,41 38,86 37,90 38,82 22.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 90,65 91,67 89,51 91,44 21.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48,16 49,41 48,00 49,27 20.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44,62 46,25 44,53 46,21 19.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 44,50 44,52 43,80 44,42 14.8M
Home Depot HD 28,84 29,66 28,58 29,49 11.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 81,20 83,66 81,20 83,30 11.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29,17 29,25 28,56 29,08 11.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 51,52 52,24 51,18 52,21 10.4M
Merck MRK 59,85 59,95 59,01 59,50 9.98M
Alphabet GOOGL 697,80 716,56 697,01 715,26 9.81M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 58,14 58,30 57,53 58,15 9.75M
Chevron CVX 89,27 91,70 88,86 91,38 9.63M
Altria MO 77,54 77,85 77,27 77,80 9M
Procter & Gamble PG 73,69 74,24 73,49 74,18 8.47M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32,74 32,89 32,25 32,72 7.93M
Coca-Cola KO 62,90 63,17 62,38 63,07 7.91M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 68,19 68,37 67,75 68,30 7.6M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46,72 47,80 46,25 47,61 7.09M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 54,22 56,00 54,15 55,98 6.72M
Schlumberger SLB 95,77 99,25 95,36 98,89 6.53M
McDonald's MCD 59,51 60,39 59,08 60,28 6.43M
Amgen AMGN 54,63 55,19 53,95 55,15 6.1M
Boeing BA 91,50 92,44 90,83 91,78 5.81M
Amazon AMZN 93,28 95,00 92,83 94,21 5.47M
International Business Machines IBM 108,00 110,00 107,93 109,70 5.32M
United Technologies UTX 76,82 78,04 76,22 77,99 4.55M
Pepsico PEP 76,24 77,17 76,04 77,03 3.79M
Union Pacific UNP 129,25 134,88 128,96 134,15 3.32M
3M MMM 83,73 85,00 83,56 84,82 2.94M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4930,00 4985,00 4913,00 4951,00 23.4K
Exchange Rates of December 06, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 111,280 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,008 CAD 1 CAD = 0,992 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,130 CHF 1 CHF = 0,885 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,414 CNY 1 CNY = 0,135 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 162,900 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,722 GBP 1 GBP = 1,386 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,665 AUD 1 AUD = 0,601 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,476 CAD 1 CAD = 0,678 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,653 CHF 1 CHF = 0,605 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,443 GBP 1 GBP = 2,258 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,022 AUD 1 AUD = 0,979 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,905 CAD 1 CAD = 1,104 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,015 CHF 1 CHF = 0,985 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,307 AUD 1 AUD = 0,433 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,045 CAD 1 CAD = 0,489 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,290 CHF 1 CHF = 0,437 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,886 CAD 1 CAD = 1,129 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,992 CHF 1 CHF = 1,008 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,120 CHF 1 CHF = 0,893 CAD

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