Financial news on June 06, 2006

Business and Financial news
Annual Meeting Today to Test G.M. Theory of Relativity

General Motors, relatively speaking, was better off at its shareholders' meeting last year than it is expected to be this year. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

Bernanke Speaks, and Shares Tumble

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Bernanke Talks Tough on Inflation

Ben S. Bernanke avoided repeating an earlier suggestion of a pause in the Fed's two-year program of interest-rate increases. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

For Law Firm, Serial Plaintiff Had Golden Touch

A long-running arrangement allegedly helped one law firm reap hundreds of millions of dollars in legal fees on securities lawsuits. Read more..

By JULIE CRESWELL and JONATHAN D. GLATER - The New York Times

Google Takes Aim at Excel

Google's Web-based spreadsheet program will make it easy to edit and share lists and data online. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

Online Newspaper Ads Gaining Ground on Print

In the matchup between the print and online versions of newspapers, signs of the Internet's ascendancy are growing stronger. Read more..

By JULIE BOSMAN - The New York Times

Questions on Biotech Crops With No Clear Answers

As the E.U. opens its doors wider to genetically modified crops, there is a lack of policies to deal with the problems that will almost certainly arise. Read more..

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL - The New York Times

The Comfort of Clean Sheets

As a war correspondent, my first question in the morning isn't, "where am I?" It is: "safe or not safe?" And the answer lies in my bedding. Read more..

By STEVE HARRIGAN - The New York Times

Verizon Settles Charges

By Dow Jones/AP. Read more..

By DOW JONES/AP - The New York Times

World Business Briefing: Europe,

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By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 22,55 22,56 21,98 22,13 127M
Intel INTC 18,05 18,06 17,67 17,79 82.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19,92 20,36 19,89 20,17 53.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 13,98 14,00 13,60 13,82 31.3M
General Electric GE 34,40 34,58 34,21 34,55 28.9M
Pfizer PFE 24,04 24,32 23,66 23,84 26.5M
Apple AAPL 60,22 60,63 58,91 59,72 25.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 60,20 61,31 59,90 60,40 23.9M
AT&T Inc. T 26,60 27,08 26,50 26,73 21M
Alphabet GOOGL 376,59 390,00 376,30 389,99 20.5M
Home Depot HD 37,50 37,64 36,60 37,06 17.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 62,55 62,90 61,52 61,90 17M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30,89 30,98 30,38 30,53 16.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 31,70 31,80 30,58 30,90 16.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47,30 47,49 46,55 47,03 16.5M
Comcast CMCSA 32,76 33,23 32,54 33,17 14.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42,97 43,18 42,01 42,38 12.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,73 31,83 31,29 31,70 12.6M
Altria MO 72,23 72,45 71,20 72,03 11.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60,44 61,25 60,36 60,94 10.6M
Chevron CVX 59,33 59,72 58,50 58,93 10.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 42,46 42,82 42,00 42,23 10.5M
Schlumberger SLB 63,27 65,02 62,79 63,96 9.61M
Procter & Gamble PG 53,11 53,50 52,75 53,37 9.19M
Amgen AMGN 67,50 67,86 66,86 67,61 8.44M
Merck MRK 33,70 33,95 33,40 33,90 8.41M
Coca-Cola KO 43,60 43,71 43,20 43,50 8.29M
United Technologies UTX 61,80 61,80 59,61 60,05 7.6M
International Business Machines IBM 79,06 79,90 78,50 79,76 7.25M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 46,30 46,72 45,60 46,18 6.85M
Boeing BA 82,00 82,34 79,47 80,65 6.32M
McDonald's MCD 33,25 33,55 32,81 33,31 5.78M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25,10 25,27 24,83 25,00 5.36M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 67,35 67,71 66,67 67,65 5.09M
Pepsico PEP 60,04 60,52 59,75 60,52 4.49M
3M MMM 83,20 83,91 81,29 82,26 4.3M
Amazon AMZN 33,58 33,80 32,93 33,41 4.28M
Gilead Sciences GILD 56,47 57,58 56,05 56,59 4.27M
Union Pacific UNP 91,32 91,32 88,65 89,99 2.03M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3050,00 3057,00 3020,00 3048,00 8.7K
Exchange Rates of June 06, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 113,200 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,113 CAD 1 CAD = 0,898 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,216 CHF 1 CHF = 0,823 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8,012 CNY 1 CNY = 0,125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 145,150 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,689 GBP 1 GBP = 1,452 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,730 AUD 1 AUD = 0,578 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,427 CAD 1 CAD = 0,701 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,558 CHF 1 CHF = 0,642 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,510 AUD 1 AUD = 0,398 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,071 CAD 1 CAD = 0,483 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,262 CHF 1 CHF = 0,442 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,825 CAD 1 CAD = 1,213 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,901 CHF 1 CHF = 1,110 AUD

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