Financial news on September 08, 2006

Business and Financial news
Don’t Like a Director? Spy on Him

How can you have independent directors when the board chairwoman feels free to order investigators to spy on the directors? Read more..

By FLOYD NORRIS - The New York Times

New Service From Amazon Offers Downloadable Films

The move is the first major effort by Amazon to sell downloadable entertainment to compete with an array of online video retailers. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

Stent Makers Hurt by Reports About Safety

Shareholder qualms about growth prospects for the stent business shook the stocks of Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson. Read more..

By BARNABY J. FEDER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19,26 19,54 19,20 19,45 49.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 16,05 16,18 15,76 15,91 46.5M
Microsoft MSFT 25,53 25,79 25,46 25,60 36.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21,64 21,76 21,32 21,75 33.3M
Apple AAPL 73,37 73,57 71,91 72,52 32M
ExxonMobil XOM 67,69 67,94 66,78 66,81 19.7M
Pfizer PFE 27,40 27,75 27,40 27,59 18M
ConocoPhillips COP 61,98 61,98 60,15 60,34 14.7M
General Electric GE 33,90 34,05 33,88 34,01 14.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 45,60 46,81 45,55 46,72 14.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 35,22 36,18 35,20 36,09 13.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47,90 48,96 47,90 48,90 12M
Schlumberger SLB 59,99 60,51 57,85 57,95 11.1M
Altria MO 82,30 83,10 82,08 82,97 9.59M
McDonald's MCD 36,69 37,51 36,35 37,50 8.45M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22,94 23,21 22,70 23,18 8.22M
AT&T Inc. T 31,35 31,58 31,09 31,35 7.87M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45,00 45,44 44,68 45,26 7.73M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29,57 30,05 29,50 29,58 7.53M
Home Depot HD 34,47 34,57 34,16 34,28 7.43M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35,10 35,10 34,51 34,98 6.6M
Chevron CVX 65,40 65,46 64,12 64,22 6.57M
Verizon Communications VZ 35,53 35,58 35,26 35,40 6.19M
Alphabet GOOGL 376,72 380,79 376,72 377,85 6.16M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63,51 63,75 63,38 63,59 5.91M
Procter & Gamble PG 62,34 62,34 61,10 61,14 5.73M
Amazon AMZN 30,19 30,66 29,94 30,51 5.23M
Boeing BA 73,30 73,62 72,17 72,80 4.96M
Merck MRK 40,68 41,27 39,90 41,06 4.94M
Amgen AMGN 68,43 68,53 67,77 67,93 4.56M
Comcast CMCSA 34,92 35,03 34,73 34,90 4.5M
International Business Machines IBM 79,60 80,86 79,35 80,66 4.5M
Coca-Cola KO 44,43 44,67 44,32 44,60 4.32M
Gilead Sciences GILD 61,86 64,10 61,78 63,69 3.87M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 50,60 51,13 50,34 50,90 3.33M
Pepsico PEP 65,03 65,03 64,30 64,73 3.11M
3M MMM 70,75 71,59 70,60 71,51 2.32M
United Technologies UTX 62,68 63,44 62,68 63,34 1.61M
Union Pacific UNP 80,20 80,38 79,58 80,10 1.24M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3200,00 3208,50 3192,00 3207,00 7.6K
Exchange Rates of September 08, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 116,890 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,120 CAD 1 CAD = 0,893 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,247 CHF 1 CHF = 0,802 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,951 CNY 1 CNY = 0,126 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 148,130 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,679 GBP 1 GBP = 1,473 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,681 AUD 1 AUD = 0,595 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,418 CAD 1 CAD = 0,705 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,580 CHF 1 CHF = 0,633 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,458 GBP 1 GBP = 2,182 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,134 AUD 1 AUD = 0,882 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,957 CAD 1 CAD = 1,045 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,067 CHF 1 CHF = 0,937 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,475 AUD 1 AUD = 0,404 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,088 CAD 1 CAD = 0,479 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,327 CHF 1 CHF = 0,430 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,843 CAD 1 CAD = 1,186 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,940 CHF 1 CHF = 1,064 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,115 CHF 1 CHF = 0,897 CAD

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