Financial news on June 08, 2006

Business and Financial news
3 Tribune Directors Object to Stock Buyback

Three directors are said to have dissented from a plan to buy back stock because the move would not address the fundamental challenges facing the Tribune Company. Read more..

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE - The New York Times

A Defunct Camera Didn't Die, It Just Came Back as a Rival

The lens mount and many mechanical parts of the Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 come from a discontinued camera made by Konica Minolta. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Consumer Borrowing Rose 5.9% in April

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Energy Policy Is Far Too Important to Be Left to the Politicians

The recent spike in gasoline prices has prompted a wave of proposals from many government officials that if enacted would do far more harm than good. Read more..

By ROBERT H. FRANK - The New York Times

For New Windows, New Requirements

It might be a good idea to keep Windows Vista, the upcoming new version of Windows, in mind when buying a new computer. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

McClatchy Sells 5 Papers Bought From Knight Ridder

McClatchy has now found buyers for 11 of the 12 newspapers it planned to sell after agreeing to buy Knight Ridder for $4.5 billion. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Moving Favorites When You Switch

How do I transfer my Internet Explorer Favorites from my old PC to the Web browser on the new Mac? Read more..

By J.D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

New Trick for Old Phones: Making Free Calls Online

The Skype U.S.B. Phone Adapter from D-Link lets you make Skype calls without using an awkward computer headset. Read more..

By SEÁN CAPTAIN - The New York Times

With Oil's Cash, Venezuelans Consume

With oil revenue flowing into its coffers, Venezuela is spending more on social programs that free up cash for the poor, creating what could be an artificial boom. Read more..

By JENS ERIK GOULD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 17.24 17.36 17.05 17.11 114M
Microsoft MSFT 22.03 22.21 21.97 22.11 104M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19.76 20.08 19.41 19.89 71.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 13.45 13.59 13.20 13.53 50.9M
Apple AAPL 58.44 60.93 57.15 60.76 49.9M
General Electric GE 34.33 34.60 33.94 34.57 37.3M
Pfizer PFE 23.79 23.89 23.32 23.86 34.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 58.85 59.70 57.82 59.57 33.4M
AT&T Inc. T 26.52 26.96 26.15 26.58 26.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 60.02 61.16 58.76 61.09 25.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 30.90 30.91 29.00 30.06 23.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30.45 30.48 29.70 29.87 20.9M
Comcast CMCSA 32.60 33.31 32.49 32.88 20.8M
Alphabet GOOGL 387.75 394.27 378.59 393.30 20.7M
Schlumberger SLB 58.60 60.25 57.49 60.22 19.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.09 47.54 46.84 47.30 16.3M
Chevron CVX 56.77 58.00 55.41 57.86 15.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 53.50 55.10 53.30 54.74 15.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 31.98 32.15 31.29 31.66 14.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.00 42.50 41.25 42.35 14.4M
Altria MO 71.30 71.65 70.10 71.29 14.2M
Merck MRK 33.92 34.54 33.46 33.97 14.2M
International Business Machines IBM 78.74 79.58 76.75 77.03 13.5M
Home Depot HD 36.70 37.40 36.53 37.25 13.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 42.50 43.19 42.26 43.17 12.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.18 61.75 61.04 61.56 12.5M
Amgen AMGN 67.13 68.95 66.80 68.41 11.9M
Coca-Cola KO 43.47 43.52 43.05 43.39 11.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.75 25.32 24.71 25.25 9.37M
McDonald's MCD 33.50 33.74 32.98 33.69 8.47M
Amazon AMZN 33.55 34.06 32.42 33.55 8.31M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 68.23 69.33 67.50 69.27 8.04M
Boeing BA 81.46 81.84 79.01 81.19 7.56M
Gilead Sciences GILD 56.39 56.80 55.20 56.57 6.49M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 46.72 46.95 45.79 46.25 6.13M
United Technologies UTX 60.00 60.49 58.85 60.31 5.95M
Pepsico PEP 60.16 60.52 59.87 60.13 5.26M
3M MMM 79.80 81.94 79.24 81.75 4.44M
Union Pacific UNP 87.17 88.00 83.83 87.96 3.27M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3020.00 3024.00 2981.50 3008.00 20.3K
Exchange Rates of June 08, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114.120 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.122 CAD 1 CAD = 0.891 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.232 CHF 1 CHF = 0.812 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8.016 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 144.360 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.686 GBP 1 GBP = 1.458 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.703 AUD 1 AUD = 0.587 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.419 CAD 1 CAD = 0.705 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.558 CHF 1 CHF = 0.642 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.482 AUD 1 AUD = 0.403 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.069 CAD 1 CAD = 0.483 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.271 CHF 1 CHF = 0.440 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.833 CAD 1 CAD = 1.200 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.915 CHF 1 CHF = 1.093 AUD

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