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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO17.6417.6517.1517.2987.9M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY20.9921.6820.8521.2164.4M
MicrosoftMSFT24.3924.5224.2024.3458.2M
IntelINTC17.4517.6517.2917.3645.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL14.6615.0014.6614.8042M
AppleAAPL67.0967.1164.5164.7835.6M
PfizerPFE26.0426.2525.9726.1635M
ExxonMobilXOM69.2469.8369.0169.2723.9M
General ElectricGE32.8032.8032.2032.3423.7M
AT&T Inc.T30.8530.8930.5630.7114.2M
HP Inc.HPQ32.9033.4532.8832.8913.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29.5029.6928.7728.9812.6M
ComcastCMCSA34.8034.9933.9334.2511.7M
AlphabetGOOGL382.82384.50379.09381.0011.5M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45.4845.7244.9444.9911M
ConocoPhillipsCOP67.4068.5767.2067.639.34M
Procter & GamblePG59.7560.0059.2859.729.32M
Home DepotHD34.8034.8934.1234.338.97M
AmgenAMGN67.8367.9466.7367.028.91M
ChevronCVX66.8467.4366.7167.208.54M
McDonald'sMCD35.5335.6834.9535.168.33M
MerckMRK41.0141.2840.7040.988.24M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ33.4533.7833.2233.548.22M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT47.4747.6747.1847.677.81M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT44.8244.9944.3744.467.69M
AmazonAMZN26.8027.0226.1926.367.26M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC72.3972.6871.1571.476.21M
AltriaMO79.6580.3279.2580.306.01M
SchlumbergerSLB66.2567.0564.7765.075.91M
BoeingBA79.5580.8377.8477.855.68M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ63.4263.7163.4063.565.24M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH48.8349.7148.7849.424.88M
Coca-ColaKO43.8144.0043.7043.814.08M
3MMMM69.4569.5168.2868.564.07M
International Business MachinesIBM75.6376.2675.1175.333.79M
United TechnologiesUTX63.0963.1761.5161.883.48M
PepsicoPEP63.4963.8163.3363.623.13M
Gilead SciencesGILD61.9061.9360.7161.582.66M
Union PacificUNP81.4482.1780.3580.801.72M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3082.003121.003082.003095.0020.2K
Exchange Rates of August 08, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 115.330 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.123 CAD1 CAD = 0.890 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.227 CHF1 CHF = 0.815 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.971 CNY1 CNY = 0.125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 147.880 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.672 GBP1 GBP = 1.487 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.688 AUD1 AUD = 0.592 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.440 CAD1 CAD = 0.694 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.573 CHF1 CHF = 0.636 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.455 GBP1 GBP = 2.200 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.141 AUD1 AUD = 0.877 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.973 CAD1 CAD = 1.027 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.063 CHF1 CHF = 0.940 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.511 AUD1 AUD = 0.398 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.141 CAD1 CAD = 0.467 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.338 CHF1 CHF = 0.428 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.853 CAD1 CAD = 1.173 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.931 CHF1 CHF = 1.074 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.092 CHF1 CHF = 0.916 CAD

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