Financial news on November 06, 2006

Business and Financial news
As Drug Prices Climb, Democrats Find Fault With Medicare Plan

Democrats have long charged that the drug industry is profiteering at taxpayers’ expense, which may haunt the companies if the party takes control of Congress. Read more..

By ALEX BERENSON - The New York Times

CBS Appoints Digital Overseer to Integrate Its Digital Efforts

In an effort to expand more systematically into the online world, CBS hired Quincy Smith, formerly of Allen & Company, to oversee its interactive strategy. Read more..

By GERALDINE FABRIKANT - The New York Times

Do the Rights of the Disabled Extend to the Blind on the Web?

A lawsuit claims Target declined to implement technology to make its Web site accessible to the blind. The ruling may decide if disability rights extend to the Web. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

Gaming the Search Engine, in a Political Season

Left-leaning Web users took link bombing to a new level by tweaking search results to turn up news articles detailing a negative aspect of Republican candidates. Read more..

By TOM ZELLER Jr - The New York Times

Going From Scandal to a Satirical Game, at the Speed of Online Humor

In these digital times, political scandals are often quickly commemorated by online games or parodies. Such was the case of Mark Foley and the resulting "Foley's Follies." Read more..

By SARA IVRY - The New York Times

Hollywood Puts the Squeeze on Talent

Hurt by rising costs and new media, studios have asked stars to share their financial pain. Read more..

By LAURA M. HOLSON - The New York Times

Insert Product Here: Plenty of Space to Sell on HD DVDs

In their constant search for more movie revenue, studios see interactive features on high-definition DVDs as a new source of money to tap. Read more..

By KEN BELSON - The New York Times

Newspapers to Test Plan to Sell Ads on Google

The three-month test may open up new revenue to hurting papers, but would risk making Google even stronger. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

Online Player in the Game of Politics

Web sites such as YouTube have captured the political process in its most vulnerable moments, becoming the new arbiter of political discourse in this election. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

The Package May Say Healthy, but This Grocer Begs to Differ

A test of health foods by a New England grocery chain raises doubts about the nutritional claims made by many products. Read more..

By ANDREW MARTIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 24,14 24,85 24,12 24,68 74.5M
Microsoft MSFT 28,77 29,05 28,76 28,84 60.4M
Intel INTC 20,42 20,91 20,32 20,82 47.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17,90 18,23 17,82 18,10 38.1M
Pfizer PFE 26,57 27,09 26,55 26,99 32.6M
General Electric GE 35,02 35,41 34,90 35,27 26.8M
AT&T Inc. T 33,73 34,43 33,72 34,30 21M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47,74 48,21 47,20 47,49 17.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 72,16 73,05 71,90 72,91 17.2M
Home Depot HD 36,70 37,27 36,55 37,22 16.9M
Apple AAPL 78,95 80,06 78,43 79,71 15.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 61,10 61,76 60,83 61,05 15.2M
Merck MRK 45,08 45,85 44,89 45,81 13.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 36,96 37,04 36,66 36,98 13.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47,02 47,64 47,00 47,47 12.9M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 31,99 32,48 31,94 32,46 11.4M
Chevron CVX 69,05 69,94 68,76 69,77 10.2M
Comcast CMCSA 40,27 40,89 40,13 40,85 10.2M
Alphabet GOOGL 473,77 479,66 472,33 476,95 9.97M
HP Inc. HPQ 38,22 38,80 38,22 38,73 9.65M
Procter & Gamble PG 63,23 63,75 63,12 63,56 9.45M
Schlumberger SLB 63,00 64,41 62,82 64,35 9.41M
Coca-Cola KO 46,50 46,90 46,33 46,81 9.37M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 47,18 47,72 47,05 47,65 8.63M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 67,62 68,49 67,59 68,42 8.04M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 36,10 36,40 36,02 36,34 7.95M
McDonald's MCD 41,50 41,90 41,24 41,83 7.92M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24,49 24,81 24,49 24,73 6.83M
International Business Machines IBM 91,50 92,74 91,50 92,60 6.24M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47,84 48,72 47,83 48,41 6.22M
Altria MO 80,90 81,50 80,72 81,28 5.28M
Amazon AMZN 37,64 38,35 37,53 38,21 4.54M
Amgen AMGN 75,09 75,66 75,00 75,11 4.06M
United Technologies UTX 64,50 65,46 63,97 65,15 3.57M
Pepsico PEP 63,38 63,38 63,05 63,28 3.36M
Boeing BA 79,98 80,87 79,98 80,48 3.08M
Gilead Sciences GILD 67,99 69,35 67,99 68,82 2.82M
3M MMM 78,90 79,77 78,58 79,59 2.13M
Union Pacific UNP 90,55 91,63 90,27 91,21 1.37M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3564,00 3587,50 3538,00 3587,00 40.1K
Exchange Rates of November 06, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118,280 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,130 CAD 1 CAD = 0,885 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,256 CHF 1 CHF = 0,796 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,878 CNY 1 CNY = 0,127 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 150,490 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,670 GBP 1 GBP = 1,492 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,649 AUD 1 AUD = 0,607 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,438 CAD 1 CAD = 0,696 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,598 CHF 1 CHF = 0,626 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,445 GBP 1 GBP = 2,246 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,095 AUD 1 AUD = 0,913 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,955 CAD 1 CAD = 1,047 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,061 CHF 1 CHF = 0,942 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,460 AUD 1 AUD = 0,407 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,144 CAD 1 CAD = 0,466 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,382 CHF 1 CHF = 0,420 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,871 CAD 1 CAD = 1,148 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,968 CHF 1 CHF = 1,033 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,111 CHF 1 CHF = 0,900 CAD

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