Financial news on April 08, 2008

Business and Financial news
Small Meetings, Big Pluses

At many companies, some 70 percent of meetings consist of 50 or fewer participants. And their popularity is growing nationwide. Read more..

By PAUL BURNHAM FINNEY - The New York Times

There’s Gas in Those Hills

A natural gas drilling frenzy unlike any seen in decades is unfolding in rural Pennsylvania, and it eventually could encompass a huge chunk of the East. Read more..

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC21.3921.5421.0421.0855.2M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.8224.1623.7523.9647.1M
MicrosoftMSFT28.9429.0028.5428.7544.7M
PfizerPFE21.3521.4220.9021.0038.2M
General ElectricGE36.8537.0836.5536.9537.1M
AppleAAPL153.55156.45152.32152.8436.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20.0320.1519.8419.9235.3M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC30.2330.3329.6629.9333.8M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45.2545.6144.4344.8629.2M
AT&T Inc.T38.6638.9938.0738.8019.9M
AltriaMO21.9621.9621.2921.4319.8M
MerckMRK40.5141.4340.3240.9018M
ExxonMobilXOM88.5489.7488.2389.6115.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT54.0254.8553.9954.4515.8M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.1322.2321.7721.8414.5M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ36.9236.9936.4736.7514.4M
VisaV65.2068.2464.8168.0913.5M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS31.3531.4030.9531.0713.1M
HP Inc.HPQ45.5546.2045.1946.0712.4M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH36.5138.3336.5138.0812.2M
Home DepotHD28.2028.4327.9628.1811.5M
ComcastCMCSA20.5620.6820.3220.5111.2M
SchlumbergerSLB90.2892.1989.0589.6210.8M
Coca-ColaKO60.2760.5759.8760.519.97M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54.5054.8553.9254.009.17M
AlphabetGOOGL473.04474.14462.01467.819.08M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65.9866.6165.7566.328.86M
Procter & GamblePG70.0070.6769.9370.658.75M
ConocoPhillipsCOP78.1979.6878.1979.478.54M
AmgenAMGN41.2541.9441.2341.497.98M
ChevronCVX87.9089.3787.7689.287.39M
International Business MachinesIBM115.50116.88115.28116.277.28M
BoeingBA74.5175.3974.0475.025.6M
PepsicoPEP71.2571.6971.1371.285.38M
Gilead SciencesGILD51.6552.7451.6051.885.26M
AmazonAMZN76.4077.6175.5077.304.97M
McDonald'sMCD55.5556.0355.4055.874.89M
3MMMM79.5080.2679.4879.883.47M
United TechnologiesUTX71.3171.8071.0071.803.09M
Union PacificUNP132.25134.36131.75133.482.02M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4430.004430.004367.004415.0016.7K
Exchange Rates of April 08, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 102.550 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.014 CAD1 CAD = 0.986 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.015 CHF1 CHF = 0.986 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.001 CNY1 CNY = 0.143 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 161.050 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.798 GBP1 GBP = 1.254 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.686 AUD1 AUD = 0.593 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.592 CAD1 CAD = 0.628 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.593 CHF1 CHF = 0.628 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.495 GBP1 GBP = 2.020 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.046 AUD1 AUD = 0.956 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.988 CAD1 CAD = 1.012 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.989 CHF1 CHF = 1.011 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.114 AUD1 AUD = 0.473 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.996 CAD1 CAD = 0.501 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.997 CHF1 CHF = 0.501 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.944 CAD1 CAD = 1.060 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.944 CHF1 CHF = 1.059 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.001 CHF1 CHF = 1.000 CAD

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