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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 28,82 29,40 28,80 29,40 109M
Pfizer PFE 24,87 25,19 24,80 25,17 43.7M
Intel INTC 20,66 20,85 20,54 20,68 41.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17,59 17,88 17,53 17,80 37.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26,88 27,15 26,75 26,98 29.5M
Apple AAPL 87,23 89,39 87,00 88,26 28M
General Electric GE 35,15 35,36 35,00 35,27 22.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 70,30 71,38 70,13 71,04 19.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 76,20 76,42 75,44 75,50 16.4M
AT&T Inc. T 34,45 35,01 34,38 34,97 15.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 39,93 40,19 39,45 39,56 11.8M
Merck MRK 43,79 44,08 42,96 43,93 11.4M
Home Depot HD 38,97 39,30 38,69 38,80 11.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 46,30 46,62 46,25 46,35 10.5M
Amgen AMGN 69,00 70,45 68,90 69,88 9.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46,66 47,14 46,35 46,76 9.12M
Verizon Communications VZ 34,98 35,35 34,79 35,31 9.09M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35,40 35,58 35,21 35,43 8.87M
Coca-Cola KO 48,78 48,98 48,65 48,91 8.16M
Alphabet GOOGL 481,94 488,60 480,00 484,11 7.94M
Chevron CVX 73,62 74,00 72,77 72,83 7.64M
Comcast CMCSA 41,64 42,30 41,60 42,11 7.54M
McDonald's MCD 43,52 43,89 43,25 43,76 7.24M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34,01 34,49 34,01 34,39 6.31M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 48,19 48,29 47,81 47,96 6.29M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 49,37 49,95 49,28 49,91 6.14M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65,90 66,25 65,68 65,95 6.13M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25,26 25,54 25,07 25,35 6.04M
3M MMM 78,36 78,72 77,35 78,56 5.47M
Schlumberger SLB 67,49 67,87 66,14 66,52 5.4M
Amazon AMZN 37,92 38,95 37,70 38,46 5.14M
Altria MO 84,85 85,33 84,53 84,83 5.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 63,70 64,18 63,57 63,89 4.7M
International Business Machines IBM 93,65 94,39 93,47 93,86 4.14M
United Technologies UTX 64,80 65,24 64,50 64,72 3.33M
Gilead Sciences GILD 66,00 67,44 65,58 66,12 3.15M
Pepsico PEP 63,21 63,77 63,00 63,27 3.01M
Boeing BA 90,07 90,72 89,53 90,13 2.8M
Union Pacific UNP 92,93 93,86 92,65 92,80 1.04M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3573,00 3591,50 3561,00 3575,00 7K
Exchange Rates of December 08, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 116,320 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,149 CAD 1 CAD = 0,870 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,205 CHF 1 CHF = 0,830 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,825 CNY 1 CNY = 0,128 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 153,570 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,675 GBP 1 GBP = 1,481 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,680 AUD 1 AUD = 0,595 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,517 CAD 1 CAD = 0,659 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,591 CHF 1 CHF = 0,629 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,440 GBP 1 GBP = 2,275 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,093 AUD 1 AUD = 0,915 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,988 CAD 1 CAD = 1,013 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,036 CHF 1 CHF = 0,966 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,488 AUD 1 AUD = 0,402 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,247 CAD 1 CAD = 0,445 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,355 CHF 1 CHF = 0,425 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,902 CAD 1 CAD = 1,108 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,946 CHF 1 CHF = 1,057 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,048 CHF 1 CHF = 0,954 CAD

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