Financial news on July 06, 2006

Business and Financial news
Big Promoter of Concerts to Acquire House of Blues

Live Nation Inc. said it had reached a deal to buy HOB Entertainment for $350 million, in a further concentration of the live-music business. Read more..

By JEFF LEEDS - The New York Times

Even at the End, Ken Lay Didn't Get It

The tragedy of the former Enron chairman is that he never fully understood what he'd done wrong. Read more..

By JOE NOCERA - The New York Times

How Much Is That Laptop? It Depends on the Color of the Case. And That's Fair.

Price discrimination — charging some buyers more for essentially the same product or service — often metes out rough justice. Read more..

By ROBERT H. FRANK - The New York Times

Internet Phoning That Recalls the Days of Plug In and Talk

The Vonage V-Phone connects to the U.S.B. port on a Windows computer and when callers call its dedicated number, the PC rings like a normal phone. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

More Lenders Join in Pledge to Safeguard Environment

The Equator Principles Financial Institutions abide by standards intended to ensure that projects do not have a harmful impact on the environment. Read more..

By CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH - The New York Times

Oil Up and Stocks Fall on Missile Worries

Oil prices closed at a record high as political tensions over North Korea's missile tests shook equity and commodities markets around the world. Read more..

By JEREMY W. PETERS and MARTIN FACKLER - The New York Times

Russia Gives Exclusive Natural Gas Export Rights to Gazprom

Gazprom, the state-owned energy operator that is already the world's largest gas company, supplies about a quarter of Europe's natural gas. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

Shareholders Sue Apple Over Stock Options

Apple Computer said its executives were being sued because of its announcement that it might have manipulated stock option grants. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Using TiVo With HDTV

Q. Does the TiVo recorder work with high-definition television? Read more..

By J.D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Wachovia Pays Fine for Research Conflicts

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
AltriaMO73.5079.1072.6177.7651.7M
MicrosoftMSFT23.4523.6123.4223.4844.8M
IntelINTC18.8118.9418.7518.8535M
Cisco SystemsCSCO19.6219.8219.4919.6333.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL14.5214.6414.4314.5028.7M
ExxonMobilXOM62.7563.6562.6663.4723.7M
AppleAAPL57.0957.4055.6155.7722.6M
PfizerPFE23.7723.9323.6023.6820.2M
General ElectricGE33.3133.6233.3033.5020M
AT&T Inc.T27.6027.7027.4527.6613.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP67.6868.4867.4267.5713.3M
HP Inc.HPQ32.5933.4332.5533.1012.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30.0630.4529.9430.0410.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM42.4042.6742.2742.4510.8M
Home DepotHD35.4535.7335.4035.4710.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT46.8347.1446.5146.7210.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ32.8033.0332.5733.029.73M
MerckMRK36.7036.9536.5036.669.7M
ChevronCVX63.8864.6063.6863.988.43M
AlphabetGOOGL423.38425.38421.98423.197.37M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.2225.4525.2225.397.29M
SchlumbergerSLB65.0965.9963.7064.007.24M
Procter & GamblePG55.9756.7555.9456.457.22M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT43.7044.1043.6043.786.65M
ComcastCMCSA32.3832.6832.0732.286.37M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.1260.6960.0560.525.63M
AmgenAMGN65.7466.4565.5965.945.52M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH44.8145.6344.5344.835.32M
Coca-ColaKO43.1843.5943.0443.335.12M
AmazonAMZN37.0737.7436.5236.804.37M
International Business MachinesIBM77.5978.5377.5778.094.33M
McDonald'sMCD33.7233.8433.4333.693.67M
PepsicoPEP60.1160.6760.0760.363.48M
BoeingBA80.2581.0080.0080.813.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC67.0067.5266.9167.503.01M
Gilead SciencesGILD58.9460.2458.9460.102.88M
United TechnologiesUTX64.0564.6863.5963.852.77M
3MMMM80.8781.6080.8181.392.28M
Union PacificUNP92.3792.5089.8490.831.41M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3005.003015.003001.003006.508.3K
Exchange Rates of July 06, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 115.110 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.113 CAD1 CAD = 0.899 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.228 CHF1 CHF = 0.814 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.990 CNY1 CNY = 0.125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 147.040 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.695 GBP1 GBP = 1.438 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.711 AUD1 AUD = 0.584 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.422 CAD1 CAD = 0.703 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.569 CHF1 CHF = 0.637 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.461 AUD1 AUD = 0.406 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.044 CAD1 CAD = 0.489 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.257 CHF1 CHF = 0.443 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.830 CAD1 CAD = 1.205 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.916 CHF1 CHF = 1.091 AUD

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