Financial news on October 09, 2006

Business and Financial news
Dolans Try New Bid to Take Cablevision Private

The Dolans’ bid comes amid a sweeping trend of the nation’s biggest family-controlled companies taking themselves private. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN - The New York Times

Genealogy for the Living, the Dead, the Far Away

In keeping with the social networking trend, some genealogy sites are trying to connect people with living relatives as well as long-dead ancestors. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

In TV Land This Season, a Few Happy Surprises but No Breakthrough Hits

The networks have already dropped several new shows, and many new series are losing the huge audiences delivered by hit shows that precede them. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Looking Ahead

TOP HONORS Many people would be hard pressed to name a famous economist, but the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will do so — or at least name an economist (or two) who will instantly become famous — when it awards the Nobel Memorial Prize in Ec... Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Lowdown: A Farewell to Gossip

Gossip columnist Lloyd Grove, hired in 2003 by The Daily News to countervail the dominance of the New York Post’s Page Six, has been let go. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

MySpace, Refuge of the Young, Ages a Bit

A report says that the proportion of visitors to MySpace.com who are 12 to 17 years old has shrunk by nearly half since last year. Read more..

By ALEX MINDLIN - The New York Times

Stock Offerings This Week

The following equity and convertible debt offerings are expected this week:. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Under-Age Cover Girl? Farewell, Liquor Ads

Liquor companies will not advertise in magazines if the face on the cover, like Brooke Hogan,18, on FHM’s November issue, cannot legally drink. Read more..

By LIA MILLER - The New York Times

Virgin Hopes ‘Disembarkaphobia’ Is Contagious

Defined as “the desire to stay onboard a Virgin Atlantic flight,” the imaginary malady is the centerpiece of a new Virgin Atlantic online ad campaign. Read more..

By JANE L. LEVERE - The New York Times

Where Faith Abides, Employees Have Few Rights

For years, U.S. judges have used the separation of church and state to shield religious employers of all faiths from labor laws and most employee lawsuits. Read more..

By DIANA B. HENRIQUES - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 20,52 20,79 20,46 20,62 46.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24,25 24,40 24,12 24,31 37.6M
Microsoft MSFT 27,80 27,93 27,62 27,72 33.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18,16 18,59 18,07 18,55 33.3M
Pfizer PFE 27,78 27,83 27,46 27,65 20.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 67,76 67,89 66,50 66,55 19.3M
General Electric GE 36,14 36,24 35,86 36,16 18.4M
AT&T Inc. T 32,05 32,41 31,82 32,18 16.4M
Apple AAPL 73,80 75,08 73,53 74,63 15.7M
Alphabet GOOGL 424,80 431,95 423,42 429,00 15.2M
McDonald's MCD 40,15 40,70 40,00 40,57 14.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 36,00 36,73 36,00 36,69 11.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 58,65 58,80 57,34 57,47 11.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 37,63 38,00 37,44 38,00 11.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48,19 48,53 47,97 48,22 9.65M
Home Depot HD 36,81 37,74 36,79 37,70 9.49M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 46,39 47,06 46,37 46,70 9.45M
Schlumberger SLB 60,25 60,70 58,28 58,37 9.12M
Chevron CVX 64,02 64,19 63,14 63,24 7.81M
Coca-Cola KO 44,55 44,66 44,17 44,42 7.67M
Altria MO 78,81 78,87 78,18 78,75 7.65M
Merck MRK 41,86 42,07 41,61 41,86 7.35M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46,87 47,21 46,69 47,11 7.25M
Comcast CMCSA 37,05 37,69 36,98 37,66 6.93M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24,41 24,42 24,16 24,38 5.97M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64,77 65,00 64,66 64,87 5.55M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 31,30 31,59 31,23 31,39 5.3M
Amazon AMZN 32,49 33,48 32,45 33,38 5.29M
Amgen AMGN 73,69 74,19 73,45 73,92 4.87M
International Business Machines IBM 83,14 84,08 83,00 84,00 4.49M
Boeing BA 83,69 83,87 82,47 82,65 4.45M
Pepsico PEP 64,30 64,50 63,47 63,72 4.41M
Procter & Gamble PG 62,78 63,04 62,74 62,85 3.88M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 51,49 51,50 50,62 50,72 3.77M
Gilead Sciences GILD 65,35 65,52 64,60 65,18 2.47M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 36,26 36,42 36,18 36,41 2.39M
United Technologies UTX 65,47 65,77 64,95 65,20 2.11M
3M MMM 75,56 75,91 75,43 75,80 1.82M
Union Pacific UNP 88,66 90,07 88,13 89,33 1.19M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3286,00 3286,00 3261,00 3271,00 5.5K
Exchange Rates of October 09, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 119,080 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,123 CAD 1 CAD = 0,891 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,262 CHF 1 CHF = 0,792 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,901 CNY 1 CNY = 0,127 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 149,980 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,675 GBP 1 GBP = 1,483 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,692 AUD 1 AUD = 0,591 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,414 CAD 1 CAD = 0,707 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,589 CHF 1 CHF = 0,629 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,450 GBP 1 GBP = 2,225 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,127 AUD 1 AUD = 0,887 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,942 CAD 1 CAD = 1,061 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,060 CHF 1 CHF = 0,944 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,508 AUD 1 AUD = 0,399 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,096 CAD 1 CAD = 0,477 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,355 CHF 1 CHF = 0,425 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,835 CAD 1 CAD = 1,197 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,939 CHF 1 CHF = 1,065 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,124 CHF 1 CHF = 0,890 CAD

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