Financial news on August 08, 2006

Business and Financial news
A Deal Maker Jerry Garcia Might Have Liked

What does the lead singer of a rock band want with a financial magazine empire?. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN - The New York Times

China Turns Out Mummified Bodies for Displays

A ghastly underground mini-industry has emerged in China, preparing human corpses for museum exhibitions. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

Flying This Summer Has Been No Vacation

After I asked readers for reports on their own recent experiences in the chaotic air-travel system, my in-box was flooded. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Shares Slip as Price of Oil Surges Again

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 17,64 17,65 17,15 17,29 87.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20,99 21,68 20,85 21,21 64.4M
Microsoft MSFT 24,39 24,52 24,20 24,34 58.2M
Intel INTC 17,45 17,65 17,29 17,36 45.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14,66 15,00 14,66 14,80 42M
Apple AAPL 67,09 67,11 64,51 64,78 35.6M
Pfizer PFE 26,04 26,25 25,97 26,16 35M
ExxonMobil XOM 69,24 69,83 69,01 69,27 23.9M
General Electric GE 32,80 32,80 32,20 32,34 23.7M
AT&T Inc. T 30,85 30,89 30,56 30,71 14.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 32,90 33,45 32,88 32,89 13.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29,50 29,69 28,77 28,98 12.6M
Comcast CMCSA 34,80 34,99 33,93 34,25 11.7M
Alphabet GOOGL 382,82 384,50 379,09 381,00 11.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45,48 45,72 44,94 44,99 11M
ConocoPhillips COP 67,40 68,57 67,20 67,63 9.34M
Procter & Gamble PG 59,75 60,00 59,28 59,72 9.32M
Home Depot HD 34,80 34,89 34,12 34,33 8.97M
Amgen AMGN 67,83 67,94 66,73 67,02 8.91M
Chevron CVX 66,84 67,43 66,71 67,20 8.54M
McDonald's MCD 35,53 35,68 34,95 35,16 8.33M
Merck MRK 41,01 41,28 40,70 40,98 8.24M
Verizon Communications VZ 33,45 33,78 33,22 33,54 8.22M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47,47 47,67 47,18 47,67 7.81M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 44,82 44,99 44,37 44,46 7.69M
Amazon AMZN 26,80 27,02 26,19 26,36 7.26M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 72,39 72,68 71,15 71,47 6.21M
Altria MO 79,65 80,32 79,25 80,30 6.01M
Schlumberger SLB 66,25 67,05 64,77 65,07 5.91M
Boeing BA 79,55 80,83 77,84 77,85 5.68M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63,42 63,71 63,40 63,56 5.24M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 48,83 49,71 48,78 49,42 4.88M
Coca-Cola KO 43,81 44,00 43,70 43,81 4.08M
3M MMM 69,45 69,51 68,28 68,56 4.07M
International Business Machines IBM 75,63 76,26 75,11 75,33 3.79M
United Technologies UTX 63,09 63,17 61,51 61,88 3.48M
Pepsico PEP 63,49 63,81 63,33 63,62 3.13M
Gilead Sciences GILD 61,90 61,93 60,71 61,58 2.66M
Union Pacific UNP 81,44 82,17 80,35 80,80 1.72M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3082,00 3121,00 3082,00 3095,00 20.2K
Exchange Rates of August 08, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 115,330 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,123 CAD 1 CAD = 0,890 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,227 CHF 1 CHF = 0,815 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,971 CNY 1 CNY = 0,125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 147,880 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,672 GBP 1 GBP = 1,487 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,688 AUD 1 AUD = 0,592 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,440 CAD 1 CAD = 0,694 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,573 CHF 1 CHF = 0,636 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,455 GBP 1 GBP = 2,200 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,141 AUD 1 AUD = 0,877 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,973 CAD 1 CAD = 1,027 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,063 CHF 1 CHF = 0,940 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,511 AUD 1 AUD = 0,398 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,141 CAD 1 CAD = 0,467 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,338 CHF 1 CHF = 0,428 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,853 CAD 1 CAD = 1,173 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,931 CHF 1 CHF = 1,074 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,092 CHF 1 CHF = 0,916 CAD

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