Financial news on April 9th, 2007

Business and Financial news
Canadian TV Regulator Says ‘CSI: NY’ May Be Diverting, but It Is Not History

The show’s Canadian co-producer, Alliance Atlantis, is now arguing that the program is also about history. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Democrats Seek to Lead the Way in Tax Overhaul

New legislation would permanently shield all but the very richest taxpayers from the alternative minimum tax. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

Online Booksellers Face Higher Costs for Shipping Abroad

Small used- and rare-book merchants say they will suffer since they rely on foreign demand. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

Silicon Valley Moneymen Make a Play for Airwaves

An investment group is preparing to compete for the valuable radio spectrum that will be freed when broadcasters convert to digital signals. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

The Latest Real Estate Drama in the Hamptons Is About Newspaper Turf

The introduction of The East Hampton Press as a competitor to The East Hampton Star involves a dynastic rivalry between its two owners. Read more..

By MARIA ASPAN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO26,1226,3526,1126,2028.2M
General ElectricGE35,1035,1534,7534,7826.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL18,6618,7018,5418,5719.7M
AT&T Inc.T39,4539,6639,1539,3313.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT57,0557,4756,8057,2113.4M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC34,4134,4334,2234,3710.4M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48,2748,5547,8948,478.54M
HP Inc.HPQ41,7141,7741,2841,348.46M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34,9135,0134,8034,918.18M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH55,1555,3854,8154,888.1M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY27,8228,0327,6227,667.79M
Procter & GamblePG63,0363,4062,8263,267.69M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM48,7849,1348,6649,007.51M
Home DepotHD37,9738,2537,8638,087.31M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ61,6061,7561,3761,635.83M
Union PacificUNP106,75111,24106,48107,155.8M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ38,0138,1537,9038,005.67M
International Business MachinesIBM96,4396,9496,1296,624.85M
United TechnologiesUTX65,0065,1764,7565,063.93M
Gilead SciencesGILD77,7578,2077,3077,703.76M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3633,003638,003621,003635,0011.3K
Exchange Rates of April 9th, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 119,310 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,153 CAD1 CAD = 0,867 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,227 CHF1 CHF = 0,815 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,734 CNY1 CNY = 0,129 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 159,340 JPY1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,680 GBP1 GBP = 1,470 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,635 AUD1 AUD = 0,612 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,539 CAD1 CAD = 0,650 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,638 CHF1 CHF = 0,610 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,427 GBP1 GBP = 2,344 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,025 AUD1 AUD = 0,975 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,966 CAD1 CAD = 1,036 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,028 CHF1 CHF = 0,973 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,403 AUD1 AUD = 0,416 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,262 CAD1 CAD = 0,442 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,407 CHF1 CHF = 0,415 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,941 CAD1 CAD = 1,063 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1,002 CHF1 CHF = 0,999 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,064 CHF1 CHF = 0,940 CAD

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