Financial news on August 09, 2007

Business and Financial news
An Entire Bookshelf, in Your Hands

A variety of digital tools, from cell phones to dedicated readers, are now available for cracking open electronic books. Read more..

By PETER WAYNER - The New York Times

Central Bank Raises a Key Interest Rate

Australia’s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate a quarter-point to 6.5 percent, the highest rate in almost 11 years. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Equity Firm Invests in NBC Universal-News Corp. Online Venture

A yet-to-be-launched online joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corporation has received a $100 million investment from Providence Equity Partners. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Help NBC and News Corp. Pick a Brand Name

Readers: help pick a name for the newly funded NBC-News Corporation joint venture in online video. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Internet Radio Made Easier

Several new breakthrough portable consoles can tune in to thousands of Internet radio stations. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Internet Tabletop Radios: A Comparison

A comparison of several new portable radio consoles that can tune in to thousands of Internet radio stations. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Original Suitor Sweetens Its Barneys Offer to $942 Million

The bidding war over Barneys New York, the luxury clothing retailer, escalated when a private equity firm from Dubai raised its offer to $942 million — $117 million more than it had originally bid. Read more..

By MICHAEL BARBARO - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 31.20 32.47 31.18 31.40 102M
Microsoft MSFT 29.64 30.10 28.92 29.30 73M
Intel INTC 24.32 24.74 23.92 23.92 71.7M
General Electric GE 39.67 40.13 38.87 38.94 60M
Pfizer PFE 24.25 24.64 24.14 24.14 54.5M
Apple AAPL 131.11 133.00 125.09 126.39 40.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45.04 45.94 44.17 44.17 39.3M
Home Depot HD 35.36 36.25 35.12 35.79 37.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 85.69 86.79 83.60 83.60 36M
AT&T Inc. T 39.81 40.20 39.00 39.25 34M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19.94 20.30 19.87 20.09 33.6M
Comcast CMCSA 25.33 25.61 24.65 25.05 30.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 33.90 35.21 32.73 34.16 25.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 48.44 49.20 47.02 47.02 24.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.50 48.00 46.39 46.45 23.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29.23 29.81 28.00 28.18 22.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62.00 62.60 60.83 60.83 20.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 42.26 43.48 41.91 41.92 20M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 56.91 56.91 54.83 54.93 19.8M
Procter & Gamble PG 64.01 66.75 64.00 64.97 19.5M
Coca-Cola KO 54.81 56.71 54.81 55.85 17.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 78.70 80.39 78.22 78.23 16.6M
Chevron CVX 83.10 84.74 81.11 81.11 15.6M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33.83 34.20 33.00 33.00 14.9M
Merck MRK 51.58 52.50 50.25 51.44 14.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47.79 47.96 46.03 46.33 14.5M
McDonald's MCD 49.50 51.88 49.01 49.93 13.3M
Altria MO 68.96 69.10 67.45 67.67 13.2M
Schlumberger SLB 91.80 94.65 90.86 92.20 12M
Amgen AMGN 51.60 52.50 50.98 50.99 11.3M
Alphabet GOOGL 520.80 526.82 514.63 514.73 9.68M
International Business Machines IBM 110.77 114.49 110.73 110.73 9.09M
Gilead Sciences GILD 38.29 38.60 37.26 37.31 9.02M
Boeing BA 100.79 102.23 98.02 98.30 8.72M
Pepsico PEP 69.45 70.25 68.50 68.50 8.57M
Amazon AMZN 76.40 77.26 74.11 74.11 8.35M
United Technologies UTX 74.04 74.92 72.37 72.37 6.2M
3M MMM 87.90 88.13 86.77 86.86 5.07M
Union Pacific UNP 118.08 119.68 115.70 115.70 3.12M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3677.00 3677.00 3627.00 3643.00 18.8K
Exchange Rates of August 09, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118.150 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.058 CAD 1 CAD = 0.945 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.196 CHF 1 CHF = 0.836 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.565 CNY 1 CNY = 0.132 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 161.590 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.676 GBP 1 GBP = 1.480 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.609 AUD 1 AUD = 0.621 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.447 CAD 1 CAD = 0.691 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.636 CHF 1 CHF = 0.611 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.418 GBP 1 GBP = 2.392 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.995 AUD 1 AUD = 1.005 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.895 CAD 1 CAD = 1.117 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.012 CHF 1 CHF = 0.988 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.381 AUD 1 AUD = 0.420 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.141 CAD 1 CAD = 0.467 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.420 CHF 1 CHF = 0.413 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.899 CAD 1 CAD = 1.113 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.016 CHF 1 CHF = 0.984 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.130 CHF 1 CHF = 0.885 CAD

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