Financial news on February 07, 2007

Business and Financial news
Allied Records Are Subpoenaed in ‘Pretexting’ Case

Prosecutors want to know whether the business development company obtained the phone records of a critic through impersonation. Read more..

By JULIE CRESWELL - The New York Times

Amazon and TiVo in Venture to Put Downloaded Videos on TV

The companies will allow TiVo owners who shop on Amazon’s digital download store to send films and TV shows to their broadband-connected TiVo machines. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Apple’s Chief Calls for End to Music Copy Protection

Steven P. Jobs says that dropping digital anti-piracy protection would benefit record labels and customers. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Canada: Finance Executive to Leave Nortel

The chief financial officer of Nortel Networks, Peter Currie, who rejoined the company in 2005 to help it recover from accounting problems, will step down on April 30. Nortel, the maker of phone equipment, said it had begun seeking a successor. Mr... Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Court Approves Class-Action Suit Against Wal-Mart

The ruling was a big setback to Wal-Mart’s efforts to block the nation’s largest sex discrimination lawsuit. Read more..

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE - The New York Times

Hollywood Takes Its Concerns About Piracy and Taxes to Washington

The heads of the major movie studios visited Congress to press their agenda of fighting piracy, obtaining new tax advantages and reining in movie and television production from going abroad. Read more..

By DAVID M. HALBFINGER - The New York Times

Jobs Calls for End to Music Copy Protection

Apple’s chief said record companies should allow songs to be sold online without anticopying software, in part because the technology does not stop piracy. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

To Sell Trucks, Toyota Shuns the Subtle

Toyota’s ads for its new full-size Tundra pickup emphasize horsepower and don’t mention the auto maker’s famous fuel economy or hybrid technology. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

U.S. Military Contractors Seek Deals at Bangalore Air Show

As India and the United States gradually relax policies on military collaboration between the two countries, American companies hope to compete for contracts worth billions of dollars. Read more..

By SARITHA RAI - The New York Times

Wal-Mart and a Union Unite, at Least on Health Policy

Two fierce rivals will stand together in Washington and agree on a series of goals for achieving universal health coverage, according to people briefed on the matter. Read more..

By MICHAEL BARBARO and ROBERT PEAR - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO28,6228,8528,0828,09128M
MicrosoftMSFT29,6429,7029,2529,3765.1M
IntelINTC21,3821,6721,2421,5157.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17,1117,1216,8516,9145.2M
AppleAAPL84,4886,3883,5586,1538.1M
AT&T Inc.T37,4437,6136,8837,1634.8M
PfizerPFE26,5426,6826,3126,5226.9M
General ElectricGE36,3236,3536,0636,1021.4M
ExxonMobilXOM75,4075,8874,5374,7918.1M
ConocoPhillipsCOP66,8166,9465,7766,2313.1M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS35,3535,5935,2035,4812.2M
AmazonAMZN38,4939,5238,4038,9810.5M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY28,7029,0028,6328,8610.3M
ComcastCMCSA42,4743,0042,1842,5510.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48,3848,7548,2848,5810.1M
HP Inc.HPQ42,0042,6942,0042,309.81M
ChevronCVX73,7074,0972,5472,649.57M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35,9136,0435,7635,889.41M
MerckMRK44,8844,8943,9744,268.65M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ38,0838,3937,9538,098.5M
Home DepotHD41,2041,4641,0241,368.35M
AlphabetGOOGL473,82474,35468,78470,018.23M
AmgenAMGN69,3070,2569,3070,007.88M
Gilead SciencesGILD71,1273,2570,9372,247.83M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ66,0066,1065,6565,807.8M
International Business MachinesIBM99,80100,3699,1299,547.7M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM50,8451,2250,8051,217.54M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT52,5052,6352,1752,457.34M
AltriaMO86,2086,3885,7085,987.12M
Procter & GamblePG64,8264,9564,3564,486.75M
SchlumbergerSLB65,0565,7963,9064,456.59M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH51,3951,3950,9951,255.17M
Coca-ColaKO48,0348,1347,8648,034.62M
PepsicoPEP64,4064,7064,2264,504.32M
3MMMM74,3074,9974,2874,654.05M
McDonald'sMCD44,7544,8844,4644,723.36M
United TechnologiesUTX68,4168,7568,0868,512.88M
BoeingBA90,5991,2089,7090,352.81M
Union PacificUNP100,35102,1999,93100,152.05M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3618,003633,003614,003624,0014.7K
Exchange Rates of February 07, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 120,680 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,184 CAD1 CAD = 0,844 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,241 CHF1 CHF = 0,806 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,748 CNY1 CNY = 0,129 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 157,030 JPY1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,660 GBP1 GBP = 1,515 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,671 AUD1 AUD = 0,599 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,541 CAD1 CAD = 0,649 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,615 CHF1 CHF = 0,619 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,420 GBP1 GBP = 2,380 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,063 AUD1 AUD = 0,940 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,981 CAD1 CAD = 1,019 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,028 CHF1 CHF = 0,972 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,531 AUD1 AUD = 0,395 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,334 CAD1 CAD = 0,428 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,446 CHF1 CHF = 0,409 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,922 CAD1 CAD = 1,085 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,966 CHF1 CHF = 1,035 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,048 CHF1 CHF = 0,954 CAD

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