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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT22,5522,5621,9822,13127M
IntelINTC18,0518,0617,6717,7982.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO19,9220,3619,8920,1753.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL13,9814,0013,6013,8231.3M
General ElectricGE34,4034,5834,2134,5528.9M
PfizerPFE24,0424,3223,6623,8426.5M
AppleAAPL60,2260,6358,9159,7225.9M
ExxonMobilXOM60,2061,3159,9060,4023.9M
AT&T Inc.T26,6027,0826,5026,7321M
AlphabetGOOGL376,59390,00376,30389,9920.5M
Home DepotHD37,5037,6436,6037,0617.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP62,5562,9061,5261,9017M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30,8930,9830,3830,5316.5M
HP Inc.HPQ31,7031,8030,5830,9016.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT47,3047,4946,5547,0316.5M
ComcastCMCSA32,7633,2332,5433,1714.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM42,9743,1842,0142,3812.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31,7331,8331,2931,7012.6M
AltriaMO72,2372,4571,2072,0311.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60,4461,2560,3660,9410.6M
ChevronCVX59,3359,7258,5058,9310.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT42,4642,8242,0042,2310.5M
SchlumbergerSLB63,2765,0262,7963,969.61M
Procter & GamblePG53,1153,5052,7553,379.19M
AmgenAMGN67,5067,8666,8667,618.44M
MerckMRK33,7033,9533,4033,908.41M
Coca-ColaKO43,6043,7143,2043,508.29M
United TechnologiesUTX61,8061,8059,6160,057.6M
International Business MachinesIBM79,0679,9078,5079,767.25M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH46,3046,7245,6046,186.85M
BoeingBA82,0082,3479,4780,656.32M
McDonald'sMCD33,2533,5532,8133,315.78M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25,1025,2724,8325,005.36M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC67,3567,7166,6767,655.09M
PepsicoPEP60,0460,5259,7560,524.49M
3MMMM83,2083,9181,2982,264.3M
AmazonAMZN33,5833,8032,9333,414.28M
Gilead SciencesGILD56,4757,5856,0556,594.27M
Union PacificUNP91,3291,3288,6589,992.03M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3050,003057,003020,003048,008.7K
Exchange Rates of June 06, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 113,200 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,113 CAD1 CAD = 0,898 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,216 CHF1 CHF = 0,823 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 8,012 CNY1 CNY = 0,125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 145,150 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,689 GBP1 GBP = 1,452 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,730 AUD1 AUD = 0,578 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,427 CAD1 CAD = 0,701 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,558 CHF1 CHF = 0,642 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,510 AUD1 AUD = 0,398 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,071 CAD1 CAD = 0,483 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,262 CHF1 CHF = 0,442 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,825 CAD1 CAD = 1,213 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,901 CHF1 CHF = 1,110 AUD

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