Financial news on June 09, 2008

Business and Financial news
50s ‘Celebrities’ Show Off 2008 Laminate Flooring

A new campaign for premium laminate flooring uses models who uncannily resemble celebrities like Lucille Ball and James Dean in the kind of rooms they once inhabited. Read more..

By JANE L. LEVERE - The New York Times

A Self-Described Steroid User Loses Job as Fitness Model

Iovate Health Sciences severed its contract with Christian Boeving, after the fitness model said in the film “Bigger, Stronger, Faster” that he used steroids. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

More Channels Are Coming. Will Anyone Be Watching?

A new crop of digital channels are making their way into homes, and industry executives say that they have finally figured out how to get people to watch. Read more..

By ERIC TAUB - The New York Times

Radio’s Popularity Declining Unevenly

Over the last 10 years, the average share of Americans listening to radio at any given time has shrunk about 14 percent, or 2.3 percentage points. Read more..

By ALEX MINDLIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
JPMorgan ChaseJPM40.3240.3336.4237.5174.9M
AppleAAPL184.92184.94175.75181.6167.4M
MicrosoftMSFT27.6127.9127.3027.7166.8M
General ElectricGE30.2330.3529.8830.0658.9M
PfizerPFE18.1018.1717.9618.0257.2M
IntelINTC23.0223.1022.3422.7657.2M
Cisco SystemsCSCO26.7226.7426.0326.4344.9M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC25.7225.8724.8225.2740.1M
AT&T Inc.T38.5338.7636.9437.5631.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.6422.6722.2522.5526.3M
ExxonMobilXOM87.6189.1387.1689.0724.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT58.9859.7458.4459.5723.3M
ComcastCMCSA22.0022.1421.7921.9618.8M
ConocoPhillipsCOP92.9495.8492.9395.2418.1M
Home DepotHD27.2227.6526.4226.5417.7M
AltriaMO21.6721.6821.0121.1616.4M
MerckMRK37.8337.8336.7136.9915.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ38.2638.6837.7337.9414.3M
Procter & GamblePG65.7466.1865.2266.0713M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21.1621.1920.4720.6312.5M
McDonald'sMCD58.3759.5658.0059.3111.7M
ChevronCVX99.75101.3099.50101.2011.5M
VisaV84.0084.9580.5682.1411.3M
HP Inc.HPQ47.6847.8647.1847.6310.8M
AlphabetGOOGL568.06570.00545.40557.8710.6M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS33.3233.3432.8433.1810M
Coca-ColaKO56.1256.2555.5055.869.68M
PepsicoPEP65.9265.9264.6965.379.05M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH33.0433.2532.7532.939.01M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65.8866.2065.3165.638.7M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT55.2355.2854.3454.787.18M
SchlumbergerSLB102.66105.40101.80104.817.06M
Gilead SciencesGILD54.7854.9053.7354.307.04M
AmgenAMGN44.1844.5943.7844.307.03M
BoeingBA73.6474.1273.1473.956.63M
AmazonAMZN81.4381.5378.1279.436.54M
United TechnologiesUTX67.7167.7466.4767.556.22M
International Business MachinesIBM125.38126.18124.06125.865.58M
3MMMM75.3276.0774.7575.824.4M
Union PacificUNP78.5580.0078.5579.723.17M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4285.004286.004200.004242.0021.2K
Exchange Rates of June 09, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 106.270 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.023 CAD1 CAD = 0.978 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.028 CHF1 CHF = 0.973 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.923 CNY1 CNY = 0.144 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 166.240 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.792 GBP1 GBP = 1.262 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.648 AUD1 AUD = 0.607 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.600 CAD1 CAD = 0.625 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.608 CHF1 CHF = 0.622 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.476 GBP1 GBP = 2.100 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.991 AUD1 AUD = 1.009 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.962 CAD1 CAD = 1.040 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.967 CHF1 CHF = 1.034 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.080 AUD1 AUD = 0.481 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.019 CAD1 CAD = 0.495 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.028 CHF1 CHF = 0.493 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.970 CAD1 CAD = 1.031 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.975 CHF1 CHF = 1.026 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.005 CHF1 CHF = 0.996 CAD

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