Financial news on August 10, 2006

Business and Financial news
3 at Comverse Charged in Stock Options Case

The executives created a secret slush fund for fictitious employees to dole out options to favored employees. Read more..

By JULIE CRESWELL - The New York Times

A Head Start on the Future of High-Def

Next month, Canon will release the world’s smallest and least expensive high-definition tape camcorder. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

A.I.G.’s Profit Falls 29 Percent

A.I.G.’s Profit Falls 29 Percent. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Camera for Amateurs Borrows From the Pros’ Gear

The successor to Nikon's popular D70 digital single-lens reflex camera has enough new features to get its own model number: D80. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Disney to Sell Its Half Stake in Us Weekly Back to Wenner

The Walt Disney Company is about to make a 650 percent profit on its stake in Us Weekly, selling it back to Wenner Media for $300 million. Read more..

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE - The New York Times

From iPod Screen to Big Picture (Bigger, Anyway)

The rallying cry among fans of portable media players is rarely “Bigger!” But don’t tell that to Memorex. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Hot Market for Second Homes Hits Slump

As the overall housing market weakens, interest in buying vacation homes appears to be falling even faster. Read more..

By VIKAS BAJAJ - The New York Times

Profit Rises at Interpublic

Interpublic said that second-quarter profit increased as the company set aside less money for taxes. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Revealing Fraud in E-Mail Addresses

Q. Is there a way to find out where e-mail messages actually came from? Read more..

By J.D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

U.S. Warns PC Users of Flaw in Windows

The flaw would make it possible to install malicious programs or to change or delete data. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 17.37 17.82 17.30 17.75 56.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19.60 19.78 19.32 19.56 52.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14.88 15.27 14.86 15.13 34.4M
Microsoft MSFT 24.37 24.60 24.34 24.46 31.8M
Apple AAPL 63.25 64.81 62.70 64.07 24.9M
General Electric GE 32.24 32.78 32.24 32.67 23.9M
Pfizer PFE 25.95 26.04 25.61 25.97 23.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21.00 21.11 20.83 20.83 23.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 68.97 69.47 68.39 69.34 22M
AT&T Inc. T 30.00 30.24 29.82 30.22 17.9M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 28.75 29.73 28.53 29.58 17.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 43.96 44.94 43.75 44.89 12.1M
Comcast CMCSA 34.44 34.76 33.81 33.86 11.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47.07 47.75 46.82 47.72 11.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47.30 47.85 46.50 47.40 10.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44.25 44.35 43.67 44.05 10.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 32.90 33.20 32.65 33.01 10.2M
Home Depot HD 33.30 33.74 33.19 33.61 9.82M
ConocoPhillips COP 68.50 68.91 67.61 68.10 9.16M
Chevron CVX 67.34 67.69 66.85 67.35 8.83M
Procter & Gamble PG 59.60 60.29 59.58 60.26 8.65M
Alphabet GOOGL 373.88 377.67 372.46 374.20 8.52M
Verizon Communications VZ 33.85 34.00 33.58 33.94 7.88M
Amgen AMGN 66.84 67.35 66.65 66.91 7.13M
Merck MRK 41.20 41.43 40.86 41.33 6.68M
Schlumberger SLB 64.17 64.76 63.35 64.32 6.56M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 69.50 69.51 68.60 69.45 6.53M
Amazon AMZN 26.20 26.52 25.88 26.49 6.41M
Boeing BA 76.80 76.80 75.07 76.20 5.61M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63.36 63.75 63.30 63.55 5.44M
Altria MO 80.15 80.72 80.15 80.56 4.68M
McDonald's MCD 34.23 35.08 34.22 34.87 4.5M
Coca-Cola KO 43.77 44.18 43.71 43.90 4.22M
United Technologies UTX 60.01 60.68 59.50 60.45 3.88M
International Business Machines IBM 75.20 76.08 75.05 75.74 3.21M
Gilead Sciences GILD 61.70 62.63 61.31 61.86 3.18M
3M MMM 68.41 69.03 68.28 68.41 3.12M
Pepsico PEP 62.81 63.48 62.81 63.20 3.09M
Union Pacific UNP 78.88 80.60 78.84 80.41 1.81M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3085.00 3103.00 3073.00 3103.00 8.3K
Exchange Rates of August 10, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 115.220 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.127 CAD 1 CAD = 0.887 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.234 CHF 1 CHF = 0.811 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.971 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 147.420 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.675 GBP 1 GBP = 1.481 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.666 AUD 1 AUD = 0.600 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.442 CAD 1 CAD = 0.694 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.579 CHF 1 CHF = 0.633 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.458 GBP 1 GBP = 2.183 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.130 AUD 1 AUD = 0.885 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.978 CAD 1 CAD = 1.023 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.071 CHF 1 CHF = 0.934 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.467 AUD 1 AUD = 0.405 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.135 CAD 1 CAD = 0.468 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.336 CHF 1 CHF = 0.428 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.865 CAD 1 CAD = 1.156 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.947 CHF 1 CHF = 1.056 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.094 CHF 1 CHF = 0.914 CAD

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