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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC19,2619,5419,2019,4549.9M
Oracle Corp.ORCL16,0516,1815,7615,9146.5M
MicrosoftMSFT25,5325,7925,4625,6036.9M
Cisco SystemsCSCO21,6421,7621,3221,7533.3M
AppleAAPL73,3773,5771,9172,5232M
ExxonMobilXOM67,6967,9466,7866,8119.7M
PfizerPFE27,4027,7527,4027,5918M
ConocoPhillipsCOP61,9861,9860,1560,3414.7M
General ElectricGE33,9034,0533,8834,0114.3M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT45,6046,8145,5546,7214.1M
HP Inc.HPQ35,2236,1835,2036,0913.3M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT47,9048,9647,9048,9012M
SchlumbergerSLB59,9960,5157,8557,9511.1M
AltriaMO82,3083,1082,0882,979.59M
McDonald'sMCD36,6937,5136,3537,508.45M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22,9423,2122,7023,188.22M
AT&T Inc.T31,3531,5831,0931,357.87M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45,0045,4444,6845,267.73M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29,5730,0529,5029,587.53M
Home DepotHD34,4734,5734,1634,287.43M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35,1035,1034,5134,986.6M
ChevronCVX65,4065,4664,1264,226.57M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ35,5335,5835,2635,406.19M
AlphabetGOOGL376,72380,79376,72377,856.16M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ63,5163,7563,3863,595.91M
Procter & GamblePG62,3462,3461,1061,145.73M
AmazonAMZN30,1930,6629,9430,515.23M
BoeingBA73,3073,6272,1772,804.96M
MerckMRK40,6841,2739,9041,064.94M
AmgenAMGN68,4368,5367,7767,934.56M
ComcastCMCSA34,9235,0334,7334,904.5M
International Business MachinesIBM79,6080,8679,3580,664.5M
Coca-ColaKO44,4344,6744,3244,604.32M
Gilead SciencesGILD61,8664,1061,7863,693.87M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH50,6051,1350,3450,903.33M
PepsicoPEP65,0365,0364,3064,733.11M
3MMMM70,7571,5970,6071,512.32M
United TechnologiesUTX62,6863,4462,6863,341.61M
Union PacificUNP80,2080,3879,5880,101.24M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3200,003208,503192,003207,007.6K
Exchange Rates of September 08, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 116,890 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,120 CAD1 CAD = 0,893 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,247 CHF1 CHF = 0,802 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,951 CNY1 CNY = 0,126 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 148,130 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,679 GBP1 GBP = 1,473 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,681 AUD1 AUD = 0,595 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,418 CAD1 CAD = 0,705 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,580 CHF1 CHF = 0,633 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,458 GBP1 GBP = 2,182 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,134 AUD1 AUD = 0,882 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,957 CAD1 CAD = 1,045 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,067 CHF1 CHF = 0,937 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,475 AUD1 AUD = 0,404 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,088 CAD1 CAD = 0,479 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,327 CHF1 CHF = 0,430 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,843 CAD1 CAD = 1,186 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,940 CHF1 CHF = 1,064 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,115 CHF1 CHF = 0,897 CAD

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