Financial news on November 09, 2006

Business and Financial news
After 5 Years, Latest Version of Windows Is Set to Ship

Microsoft announced that it had finished the new version of its Windows operating system, Windows Vista. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

China’s Trade Surplus Climbs Sharply

China said its trade surplus with the rest of the world had leapt to a record $23.8 billion in October. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

For Start-Ups, Web Success on the Cheap

Many Internet start-ups are foregoing venture capital in their early stages, choosing instead to grow on a shoestring. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Health Insurer Restates Earnings

UnitedHealth Group said its restatement of earnings would be “significantly greater” than the $286 million it estimated in May. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Microsoft Strikes Deal for Music

In a rare move, Microsoft agreed to pay a percentage of the sales of its new portable media player to the Universal Music Group. Read more..

By JEFF LEEDS - The New York Times

New Nvidia Chip Steps Closer to Supercomputing in the PC

Nvidia introduced its next-generation processor, capable of more than three trillion mathematical operations per second. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

Parent of Airbus Posts Quarterly Loss

The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, the parent of Airbus, posted an unexpected quarterly loss, its first in three years, because of delays affecting the A380 jumbo jet. The third-quarter net loss was 195 million euros ($249 million)... Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Russian Sale of Steel Shares Is Reduced

Russian steel maker Severstal offered fewer shares than expected on the London Stock Exchange but said the issue was enough for its needs. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

Two Billionaires Offer to Acquire the Tribune Company

Eli Broad and Ronald W. Burkle joined forces to buy the owner of The Los Angeles Times and 10 other newspapers. Read more..

By SHARON WAXMAN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 27.44 27.44 26.65 26.71 199M
Microsoft MSFT 29.11 29.40 29.00 29.26 89.4M
Pfizer PFE 26.41 26.57 25.00 25.84 83.1M
Intel INTC 20.82 20.97 20.38 20.42 52.8M
AT&T Inc. T 34.32 34.34 33.35 33.42 46.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18.41 18.80 18.29 18.54 40.6M
Apple AAPL 82.90 84.69 82.12 83.34 33M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.11 47.21 46.31 46.39 27.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 39.12 39.92 39.11 39.56 23M
Merck MRK 44.00 44.18 42.70 42.88 22.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47.29 47.46 45.68 45.84 22.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 74.60 74.80 73.65 74.61 21.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 48.00 48.00 45.12 45.27 21.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33.25 33.85 33.00 33.58 19.9M
General Electric GE 35.51 35.66 35.25 35.29 18.7M
Home Depot HD 37.25 37.41 36.79 36.85 18.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 63.00 64.24 62.74 63.31 18.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 67.52 67.74 65.82 66.15 16.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 36.80 36.89 35.86 36.11 12.4M
Schlumberger SLB 65.62 66.24 64.66 64.97 11.9M
Comcast CMCSA 40.78 40.91 40.57 40.67 11.7M
Chevron CVX 69.86 70.40 69.54 70.20 11.5M
Alphabet GOOGL 476.50 479.49 471.86 472.63 9.75M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.86 64.00 63.19 63.80 8.2M
Coca-Cola KO 46.70 47.01 46.53 46.65 8.04M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.80 24.91 24.36 24.58 7.89M
Altria MO 81.14 81.48 80.47 80.86 7.66M
McDonald's MCD 42.03 42.12 41.86 42.09 7.62M
Amgen AMGN 74.58 75.25 73.30 73.53 6.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 47.65 47.75 47.18 47.24 6.84M
Boeing BA 85.75 86.50 85.05 85.11 6.15M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 36.80 36.90 36.59 36.73 5.83M
Amazon AMZN 39.50 39.77 38.81 38.84 5.81M
Pepsico PEP 63.40 63.50 62.54 62.69 5.01M
International Business Machines IBM 92.59 93.19 92.37 92.42 4.52M
Gilead Sciences GILD 69.42 69.42 66.75 67.06 3.58M
3M MMM 79.55 79.88 78.58 78.90 3.26M
United Technologies UTX 65.37 65.65 64.85 64.91 2.97M
Union Pacific UNP 91.77 92.04 90.65 90.68 1.62M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3610.00 3628.00 3561.00 3566.00 25.7K
Exchange Rates of November 09, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117.900 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.130 CAD 1 CAD = 0.885 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.243 CHF 1 CHF = 0.805 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.867 CNY 1 CNY = 0.127 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 151.270 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.673 GBP 1 GBP = 1.485 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.671 AUD 1 AUD = 0.599 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.449 CAD 1 CAD = 0.690 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.595 CHF 1 CHF = 0.627 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.445 GBP 1 GBP = 2.248 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.104 AUD 1 AUD = 0.906 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.958 CAD 1 CAD = 1.044 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.054 CHF 1 CHF = 0.949 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.482 AUD 1 AUD = 0.403 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.152 CAD 1 CAD = 0.465 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.368 CHF 1 CHF = 0.422 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.867 CAD 1 CAD = 1.154 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.954 CHF 1 CHF = 1.048 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.100 CHF 1 CHF = 0.909 CAD

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