Financial news on April 07, 2008

Business and Financial news
For One Company, Role in Medicare Experiment Has Hurt Stock

Shares of Healthways have fallen about 40 percent for the year to date since the government has begun to emit doubt about the cost-effectiveness of disease management. Read more..

By REED ABELSON - The New York Times

Low-Fare Airline Files for Bankruptcy

Skybus Airlines, a low-fare carrier that started operations less than a year ago, filed for bankruptcy after stopping service. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Medicare Finds How Hard It Is to Save Money

An ambitious experiment to save Medicare dollars is proving how difficult it can be to change the program. Read more..

By REED ABELSON - The New York Times

NBC Goes to Court to Keep ‘Runway’

NBC Universal, the parent company of Bravo network, filed a lawsuit to try to keep one of the biggest hits in cable television from moving to Lifetime this fall. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

People and Accounts of Note

Webdenda. Read more..

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
Cisco Systems CSCO 24,56 24,58 23,87 23,94 54.6M
Microsoft MSFT 29,55 29,59 29,03 29,16 44.4M
Apple AAPL 156,13 159,69 155,11 155,89 41.4M
Intel INTC 21,92 22,09 21,66 21,75 39.7M
General Electric GE 37,86 37,90 37,10 37,26 39.5M
Altria MO 21,80 22,01 21,75 21,88 28.6M
Pfizer PFE 21,43 21,57 21,28 21,48 25.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46,43 46,74 45,06 45,54 24.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20,45 20,56 20,20 20,23 24M
Merck MRK 40,57 41,60 40,46 40,78 22.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 31,44 31,77 30,77 30,79 20.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 89,03 89,95 88,69 88,92 19.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54,80 54,81 53,91 54,23 18.9M
AT&T Inc. T 38,93 39,24 38,55 39,01 18.7M
Comcast CMCSA 20,49 20,77 20,39 20,76 16M
HP Inc. HPQ 46,45 46,93 45,73 45,92 14.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22,14 22,39 21,97 22,00 14M
Schlumberger SLB 92,73 95,00 90,50 90,58 13.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 37,37 37,76 37,26 37,40 12.5M
Alphabet GOOGL 477,03 485,44 473,53 476,82 11.9M
Home Depot HD 28,93 29,09 28,35 28,50 10.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 79,50 80,16 78,65 78,90 10.7M
Amgen AMGN 42,00 42,00 41,20 41,49 9.76M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 31,41 31,73 31,21 31,52 9.73M
Procter & Gamble PG 70,97 70,97 70,10 70,51 9.47M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65,78 66,24 65,50 66,14 8.9M
Chevron CVX 88,46 89,37 88,12 88,27 8.33M
Coca-Cola KO 60,49 60,61 60,27 60,37 8.1M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 36,74 37,07 36,49 36,67 7.08M
Visa V 65,02 65,80 64,02 65,04 7.08M
McDonald's MCD 56,10 56,24 55,45 55,65 6.74M
Amazon AMZN 77,36 78,43 76,00 76,90 6.67M
Gilead Sciences GILD 52,37 52,60 51,53 52,06 6.34M
International Business Machines IBM 116,37 117,37 115,82 116,31 6.18M
Pepsico PEP 71,91 72,06 71,15 71,86 5.69M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55,13 55,30 54,53 54,87 5.58M
Boeing BA 76,53 76,53 74,88 74,98 5.39M
United Technologies UTX 71,99 72,57 71,48 71,79 3.92M
3M MMM 80,95 81,62 80,16 80,19 3.08M
Union Pacific UNP 134,14 135,00 132,34 133,44 2.52M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4396,00 4414,00 4330,00 4405,00 14.8K
Exchange Rates of April 07, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 102,370 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,014 CAD 1 CAD = 0,986 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,013 CHF 1 CHF = 0,987 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,002 CNY 1 CNY = 0,143 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 160,760 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,790 GBP 1 GBP = 1,266 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,697 AUD 1 AUD = 0,589 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,592 CAD 1 CAD = 0,628 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,591 CHF 1 CHF = 0,629 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,491 GBP 1 GBP = 2,037 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,055 AUD 1 AUD = 0,948 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,990 CAD 1 CAD = 1,010 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,989 CHF 1 CHF = 1,011 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,150 AUD 1 AUD = 0,465 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,016 CAD 1 CAD = 0,496 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,014 CHF 1 CHF = 0,497 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,937 CAD 1 CAD = 1,067 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,937 CHF 1 CHF = 1,068 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,999 CHF 1 CHF = 1,001 CAD

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