Financial news on July 9th, 2007

Business and Financial news
As Domestic Sales Slow, Travel Sites Go Global

Online travel agencies like Travelocity and Expedia are looking overseas as growth in domestic bookings has slowed. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

British Press Assails Curbs on Reporting

Media organizations say Britain’s tight reporting restrictions hamper their ability to cover terrorism stories. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

Coming to a High School Near You?

As nanotechnology moves forward in the world’s most sophisticated labs, how quickly will it move downward into elementary education? Read more..

By BARNABY J. FEDER - The New York Times

Ethics Tenet Is on Trial in Minnesota

Can a newspaper maintain editorial independence under the shadows cast by its publisher’s conduct? Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Expert on Murdoch Insisted the Dow Jones Deal Was Done

Andrew Neil, an expert on Rupert Murdoch, says that Dow Jones negotiators were his source for a claim that a deal had been reached with News Corporation. Read more..

By RICHARD SIKLOS - The New York Times

Fans Get to Talk About ‘Transformers,’ and the Knives Are Unsheathed

A producer’s online forum became a destination for Transformers fans to vent frustration with a film’s production executives. Read more..

By LAURA M. HOLSON - The New York Times

Fixing Typos by Web Users, Without Raising Hackles

People who sign up for OpenDNS’s service are offered an easier way to find Web pages and greater online protection from malicious sites. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

In Poorer Nations, Cellphones Help Open Up Microfinancing

In countries where A.T.M.’s are few or nonexistent, cellphones are helping microlenders bring financial services to poor and remote areas. Read more..

By CHRIS NICHOLSON - The New York Times

Journal Editor to Join a Magazine

Ellen J. Pollock, a longtime editor and writer for The Wall Street Journal, is leaving to become executive editor of BusinessWeek. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO28.4328.5028.3528.4533.3M
General ElectricGE38.5638.6838.3738.6230.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20.2420.2420.0720.1627.3M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY31.7031.7031.2531.3518.8M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ62.3663.3361.9962.7218.8M
Home DepotHD40.7840.9740.1740.2317.3M
AT&T Inc.T40.9040.9040.2540.4917.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ41.6842.0641.5542.0212.4M
Procter & GamblePG61.4861.6761.4161.5212.1M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48.4148.8348.2648.5010.7M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM49.2149.2848.5348.7910.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35.4035.5935.0835.1210.5M
HP Inc.HPQ45.8445.8445.3345.3610.5M
Gilead SciencesGILD40.0040.0139.3639.377.89M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH53.0053.0751.9451.977.36M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54.0054.1753.6653.716.11M
International Business MachinesIBM108.73109.35108.20108.976.05M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.5434.6134.3834.466.02M
United TechnologiesUTX72.3272.7072.0072.523.45M
Union PacificUNP117.05117.98116.77116.861.29M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3712.003723.003702.003714.0011.8K
Exchange Rates of July 9th, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 123.390 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.050 CAD1 CAD = 0.953 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.217 CHF1 CHF = 0.822 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.602 CNY1 CNY = 0.132 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 168.150 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.676 GBP1 GBP = 1.479 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.584 AUD1 AUD = 0.631 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.430 CAD1 CAD = 0.699 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.658 CHF1 CHF = 0.603 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.402 GBP1 GBP = 2.489 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.942 AUD1 AUD = 1.062 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.850 CAD1 CAD = 1.176 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.986 CHF1 CHF = 1.015 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.344 AUD1 AUD = 0.427 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.116 CAD1 CAD = 0.473 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.452 CHF1 CHF = 0.408 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.902 CAD1 CAD = 1.109 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1.046 CHF1 CHF = 0.956 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.159 CHF1 CHF = 0.863 CAD

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