Financial news on July 08, 2008

Business and Financial news
BP Thwarts Ouster of Oil Venture’s Chief

The Russian partners in BP’s joint venture tried to fire the chief executive at a board meeting on Monday, but they were outvoted by directors nominated from the British side. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

In First Class With Catherine Deneuve, but Seated Next to a Drinking Nun

The experience of flying may have changed over the years, but you can still find happiness in getting from here to there if you keep yourself primed for some simple pleasures. Read more..

By JOHN HAGEN; as told to JOAN RAYMOND - The New York Times

Large Solar Energy Array Set for G.M. in Spain

The solar electric system on the roof of a G.M. assembly plant in Spain will be the largest in the world, a thousand times larger than most projects. Read more..

By MATTHEW L. WALD - The New York Times

Measure to Open Networks Advances

A European Parliament committee voted to give national regulators the power to force dominant telephone companies to open their networks. 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
General Electric GE 27.18 28.23 27.11 28.06 89.1M
Microsoft MSFT 25.90 26.20 25.51 25.85 65.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 34.30 36.05 33.42 35.77 62.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 23.69 24.78 22.89 24.67 61.2M
Pfizer PFE 17.47 18.22 17.46 18.19 61M
Intel INTC 20.69 21.13 20.31 20.92 58.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22.51 22.90 22.42 22.88 54.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21.00 21.60 20.97 21.58 38.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 86.12 86.79 84.86 85.94 35.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 57.17 59.29 56.91 59.11 32.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.49 57.38 54.32 57.37 32.4M
Apple AAPL 175.40 179.70 172.74 179.55 31.7M
AT&T Inc. T 32.37 33.03 32.25 32.96 28.5M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30.00 30.00 29.31 29.95 26.1M
Merck MRK 36.75 37.43 36.74 36.97 25.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 89.33 89.87 87.71 89.15 24M
Visa V 74.89 79.50 72.25 79.06 23.9M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 22.78 24.09 22.51 23.28 23.4M
Comcast CMCSA 18.57 18.94 18.50 18.94 22.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.46 21.67 20.31 21.65 21.5M
Chevron CVX 96.06 97.04 94.55 95.79 19.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.67 63.96 62.67 63.66 18.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 43.81 43.94 42.73 43.45 18M
Home Depot HD 22.31 23.07 22.30 23.04 17.2M
Amgen AMGN 50.18 50.70 49.74 50.38 16.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 35.17 35.68 34.72 35.36 15.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65.15 66.28 65.15 66.21 15.5M
Schlumberger SLB 98.70 98.78 94.19 96.19 14.2M
Altria MO 20.48 21.06 20.47 21.05 14M
Coca-Cola KO 51.08 51.68 51.00 51.47 13.3M
Gilead Sciences GILD 51.77 53.56 51.29 53.53 11.7M
Alphabet GOOGL 545.34 555.19 540.00 554.53 9.85M
International Business Machines IBM 120.55 123.99 120.55 123.88 9.81M
McDonald's MCD 57.70 58.66 57.33 58.52 9.71M
Pepsico PEP 66.41 66.80 65.59 65.83 9.14M
Amazon AMZN 72.20 75.49 71.75 75.04 7.92M
United Technologies UTX 60.50 62.46 60.50 61.77 6.95M
Boeing BA 64.43 66.00 64.21 65.92 6.69M
Union Pacific UNP 70.74 74.20 69.93 73.81 6.68M
3M MMM 69.92 71.17 69.52 71.03 5.16M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3945.00 3981.00 3928.00 3967.00 25.4K
Exchange Rates of July 08, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 107.430 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.019 CAD 1 CAD = 0.982 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.033 CHF 1 CHF = 0.968 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.858 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 168.300 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.795 GBP 1 GBP = 1.257 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.643 AUD 1 AUD = 0.609 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.596 CAD 1 CAD = 0.627 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.619 CHF 1 CHF = 0.618 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.472 GBP 1 GBP = 2.117 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.976 AUD 1 AUD = 1.025 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.948 CAD 1 CAD = 1.055 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.962 CHF 1 CHF = 1.040 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.066 AUD 1 AUD = 0.484 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.006 CAD 1 CAD = 0.498 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.035 CHF 1 CHF = 0.491 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.971 CAD 1 CAD = 1.030 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.985 CHF 1 CHF = 1.015 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.014 CHF 1 CHF = 0.986 CAD

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