Financial news on December 08, 2006

Business and Financial news
Long a Laggard, Wages Start to Outpace Prices

The buying power of U.S. workers is now rising at the fastest rate since the late 1990s. Read more..

By JEREMY W. PETERS and DAVID LEONHARDT - The New York Times

Shareholders of Reckson Agree to Bid by Rival REIT

The shareholders of the Reckson Associates Realty Corporation approved their company’s $4 billion merger with the SL Green Realty Corporation. Read more..

By TERRY PRISTIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT28.8229.4028.8029.40109M
PfizerPFE24.8725.1924.8025.1743.7M
IntelINTC20.6620.8520.5420.6841.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17.5917.8817.5317.8037.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO26.8827.1526.7526.9829.5M
AppleAAPL87.2389.3987.0088.2628M
General ElectricGE35.1535.3635.0035.2722.4M
ConocoPhillipsCOP70.3071.3870.1371.0419.6M
ExxonMobilXOM76.2076.4275.4475.5016.4M
AT&T Inc.T34.4535.0134.3834.9715.4M
HP Inc.HPQ39.9340.1939.4539.5611.8M
MerckMRK43.7944.0842.9643.9311.4M
Home DepotHD38.9739.3038.6938.8011.3M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT46.3046.6246.2546.3510.5M
AmgenAMGN69.0070.4568.9069.889.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM46.6647.1446.3546.769.12M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ34.9835.3534.7935.319.09M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35.4035.5835.2135.438.87M
Coca-ColaKO48.7848.9848.6548.918.16M
AlphabetGOOGL481.94488.60480.00484.117.94M
ChevronCVX73.6274.0072.7772.837.64M
ComcastCMCSA41.6442.3041.6042.117.54M
McDonald'sMCD43.5243.8943.2543.767.24M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.0134.4934.0134.396.31M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT48.1948.2947.8147.966.29M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH49.3749.9549.2849.916.14M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65.9066.2565.6865.956.13M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.2625.5425.0725.356.04M
3MMMM78.3678.7277.3578.565.47M
SchlumbergerSLB67.4967.8766.1466.525.4M
AmazonAMZN37.9238.9537.7038.465.14M
AltriaMO84.8585.3384.5384.835.1M
Procter & GamblePG63.7064.1863.5763.894.7M
International Business MachinesIBM93.6594.3993.4793.864.14M
United TechnologiesUTX64.8065.2464.5064.723.33M
Gilead SciencesGILD66.0067.4465.5866.123.15M
PepsicoPEP63.2163.7763.0063.273.01M
BoeingBA90.0790.7289.5390.132.8M
Union PacificUNP92.9393.8692.6592.801.04M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3573.003591.503561.003575.007K
Exchange Rates of December 08, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 116.320 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.149 CAD1 CAD = 0.870 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.205 CHF1 CHF = 0.830 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.825 CNY1 CNY = 0.128 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 153.570 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.675 GBP1 GBP = 1.481 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.680 AUD1 AUD = 0.595 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.517 CAD1 CAD = 0.659 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.591 CHF1 CHF = 0.629 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.440 GBP1 GBP = 2.275 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.093 AUD1 AUD = 0.915 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.988 CAD1 CAD = 1.013 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.036 CHF1 CHF = 0.966 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.488 AUD1 AUD = 0.402 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.247 CAD1 CAD = 0.445 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.355 CHF1 CHF = 0.425 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.902 CAD1 CAD = 1.108 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.946 CHF1 CHF = 1.057 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.048 CHF1 CHF = 0.954 CAD

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