Financial news on March 07, 2007

Business and Financial news
Airbus Workers in France Protest Planned Job Cuts

Thousands of Airbus employees took to the streets to protest planned job cuts that have drawn fire amid a heated presidential campaign. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK and KATRIN BENNHOLD - The New York Times

BP Cuts Bonus in Half for Outgoing Executive

Oil spills and safety lapses in the United States have overshadowed record profits. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Makers of Sodas Try a New Pitch: They’re Healthy

In coming months, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will introduce carbonated drinks fortified with vitamins and minerals. Read more..

By ANDREW MARTIN - The New York Times

Productivity Is Less Than Estimated, and Pay Is Higher

Revised numbers show a jump in wages and lower productivity, two potentially troubling signs as the Fed considers interest rates. Read more..

By JEREMY W. PETERS - The New York Times

Responses From Hospitals

The graphic that accompanied my column this week listed hospitals in a number of cities that were doing a poor job of treating heart attack patients, according to Medicare data. I asked all eight of them if they wanted to respond, and some of thos... Read more..

By DAVID LEONHARDT - The New York Times

Searching for Michael Jordan? Microsoft Wants a Better Way

Trying to catch up with Google, Microsoft says it will change the way computer users search. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

Shades of Youth: Can You See Me Now?

A campaign for sunglasses carries a theme — “Never hide” — that seems counterintuitive when you consider the product. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

The Data Tell a Different Story on Heart Patients

Gaps in insurance aren’t the only problem with the medical system. Hospitals should be required to report more information. Read more..

By DAVID LEONHARDT - The New York Times

To Settle Suit, Maker Agrees to Withdraw Growth Drug

A drug to spur growth in extremely short children will be removed from the market to settle patent infringement charges. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Venezuela Disavows 1980s-Era Bonds

An international financial dispute between a group of Ohio investors and Venezuela’s solicitor general is playing out in federal court. Read more..

By JENS ERIK GOULD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19.36 19.45 19.08 19.12 68.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 25.91 26.12 25.58 25.87 65.5M
Microsoft MSFT 27.76 27.90 27.55 27.61 52M
Pfizer PFE 25.35 25.49 25.21 25.27 45.2M
General Electric GE 34.74 34.75 34.32 34.33 39M
ExxonMobil XOM 71.00 72.86 70.56 71.64 31.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 16.77 16.85 16.46 16.49 30.7M
AT&T Inc. T 35.78 36.03 35.28 35.43 27.8M
Apple AAPL 88.05 88.97 87.45 87.72 22.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 65.90 68.75 65.71 67.16 21.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 39.53 40.40 39.50 40.17 21.4M
Comcast CMCSA 25.61 26.09 25.56 25.78 18.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 36.31 36.47 35.60 35.68 18.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 52.65 52.99 52.55 52.69 16.8M
Altria MO 84.25 85.66 84.02 85.08 15.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.65 62.53 61.59 61.86 14.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 48.69 48.87 48.26 48.36 13.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.06 48.25 47.61 47.93 13.3M
Amgen AMGN 62.08 62.55 61.72 62.02 13.2M
Coca-Cola KO 46.76 47.00 46.66 46.75 13.2M
Alphabet GOOGL 462.69 463.14 454.29 455.64 13.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 26.84 27.26 26.71 27.12 12.8M
Chevron CVX 67.68 69.81 67.57 68.33 12.8M
Home Depot HD 38.70 38.99 38.52 38.71 12.3M
Merck MRK 44.26 44.84 43.82 43.86 11.6M
Schlumberger SLB 63.25 66.00 63.02 65.06 11.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.80 63.05 62.02 62.08 10.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 34.52 34.73 34.29 34.32 10.5M
International Business Machines IBM 93.97 94.85 93.62 93.94 10.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.39 34.62 34.25 34.43 9.52M
Amazon AMZN 38.68 39.32 38.28 38.36 8.64M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 53.81 54.00 53.11 53.80 6.58M
McDonald's MCD 42.92 43.26 42.65 43.10 5.99M
Boeing BA 87.82 89.25 87.82 88.71 5.21M
Pepsico PEP 63.10 63.17 62.61 62.75 4.35M
United Technologies UTX 64.17 64.55 64.00 64.26 4.07M
Gilead Sciences GILD 70.35 70.69 69.96 70.07 3.83M
3M MMM 73.50 74.19 73.17 73.80 3.78M
Union Pacific UNP 95.85 97.87 95.80 97.50 2.38M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3572.00 3597.50 3572.00 3594.00 8.8K
Exchange Rates of March 07, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 116.010 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.179 CAD 1 CAD = 0.849 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.217 CHF 1 CHF = 0.821 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.740 CNY 1 CNY = 0.129 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 152.860 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.682 GBP 1 GBP = 1.467 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.696 AUD 1 AUD = 0.590 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.553 CAD 1 CAD = 0.644 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.604 CHF 1 CHF = 0.623 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.446 GBP 1 GBP = 2.244 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.109 AUD 1 AUD = 0.902 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.015 CAD 1 CAD = 0.985 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.049 CHF 1 CHF = 0.953 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.488 AUD 1 AUD = 0.402 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.278 CAD 1 CAD = 0.439 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.353 CHF 1 CHF = 0.425 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.915 CAD 1 CAD = 1.093 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.945 CHF 1 CHF = 1.058 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.033 CHF 1 CHF = 0.968 CAD

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