Financial news on October 8th, 2007

Business and Financial news
Solving and Marketing Eternity (Again)

Putting together a successful media plan to introduce a product has been likened to solving a puzzle. Now, to bring out a prize puzzle in the United States that has proved popular overseas, a toy company is proceeding initially without traditional... Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Wall Street Journal to Add to Its Paying Conferences

In a move to make money and spread its brand, The Wall Street Journal plans to expand its conference franchise to several gatherings a year. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

What’s a Pulitzer Worth? Newsday’s Are Auctioned

Newsday’s three Pulitzer gold medals for public service journalism were listed on eBay and sold at a California auction for a combined $15,500. Read more..

By COREY KILGANNON - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.0522.5522.0322.5123.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO32.5332.9032.5132.7119.4M
General ElectricGE41.7441.8041.4141.5314.5M
HP Inc.HPQ50.9252.1850.9152.0312.6M
Home DepotHD34.2734.3233.7433.9311.3M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC37.4537.5136.7636.969.41M
AT&T Inc.T42.0042.2041.7841.939.01M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM47.3147.5847.0547.448.31M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT45.2045.4045.0845.278.07M
Gilead SciencesGILD41.9042.0940.8041.216.28M
Procter & GamblePG70.0570.9270.0570.716.05M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ66.2566.3865.9566.025.68M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ45.0745.2244.7944.965.52M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT55.0855.3554.7254.945.51M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY29.9130.1029.9129.975.13M
International Business MachinesIBM116.10118.23115.88117.774.82M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS35.4735.6935.1335.274.79M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH47.7047.9647.6847.813.85M
United TechnologiesUTX80.8481.2880.2180.363.21M
Union PacificUNP116.93118.03115.61117.361.26M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4029.004126.004024.004110.0020.7K
Exchange Rates of October 8th, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 117.370 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0.986 CAD1 CAD = 1.014 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.185 CHF1 CHF = 0.844 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.504 CNY1 CNY = 0.133 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 164.990 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.690 GBP1 GBP = 1.450 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.574 AUD1 AUD = 0.635 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.386 CAD1 CAD = 0.722 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.666 CHF1 CHF = 0.600 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.418 GBP1 GBP = 2.393 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.954 AUD1 AUD = 1.049 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.840 CAD1 CAD = 1.191 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.010 CHF1 CHF = 0.990 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.282 AUD1 AUD = 0.438 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.009 CAD1 CAD = 0.498 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.415 CHF1 CHF = 0.414 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.880 CAD1 CAD = 1.136 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1.058 CHF1 CHF = 0.945 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.202 CHF1 CHF = 0.832 CAD

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