Financial news on May 10, 2006

Business and Financial news
ABC and Parks Bolster Disney

The Walt Disney Company said second-quarter profit rose 12 percent on strong sales at theme parks and the ABC network. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Little by Little, an Overnight Success

Downtown revival seemed off to a slow start after 9/11. Suddenly, seemingly overnight, it is starting to burst into bloom. Read more..

By LISA CHAMBERLAIN - The New York Times

More Infections Tied to Bausch Contact Cleaner

Government health authorities found a sharp increase in infections among users of ReNu lens cleaner made in Greenville, S.C. Read more..

By BARNABY J. FEDER - The New York Times

Time Wins Top Award for Magazine Excellence

The weekly was honored for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its look inside the interrogation rooms at Guantánamo Bay. Read more..

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.36 21.99 20.69 20.75 92.7M
Microsoft MSFT 23.67 23.79 23.59 23.77 76.6M
Intel INTC 19.85 19.98 19.50 19.58 60.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 44.75 46.43 44.31 46.17 29.5M
Pfizer PFE 25.29 25.30 24.87 25.04 26.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14.07 14.37 14.06 14.24 23.6M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.80 30.19 29.58 30.11 21.4M
General Electric GE 34.94 34.99 34.50 34.70 21.3M
Comcast CMCSA 31.55 32.31 31.37 32.27 17M
Apple AAPL 71.29 71.33 69.61 70.60 16.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 32.78 32.78 32.07 32.34 15.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 63.50 63.95 63.00 63.88 15.3M
Alphabet GOOGL 408.31 411.71 401.86 402.98 12.4M
AT&T Inc. T 26.31 26.38 26.03 26.17 11.6M
Chevron CVX 62.67 62.96 62.12 62.88 10.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 56.69 56.74 56.25 56.34 9.62M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.71 48.09 47.58 47.78 9.45M
ConocoPhillips COP 67.10 67.95 66.57 67.71 9.35M
Merck MRK 34.44 35.00 34.30 34.67 8M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 58.40 58.49 58.25 58.32 7.83M
Home Depot HD 41.30 41.36 40.85 41.21 7.47M
Coca-Cola KO 43.67 43.76 43.47 43.58 7.45M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 42.25 42.25 41.77 41.79 7.42M
Schlumberger SLB 71.78 73.06 71.33 73.06 7.36M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45.74 46.12 45.51 45.92 7.21M
Altria MO 73.75 73.85 72.50 72.69 6.72M
Amgen AMGN 67.75 68.56 67.41 67.54 6.27M
HP Inc. HPQ 32.94 33.35 32.88 33.08 5.75M
Gilead Sciences GILD 57.23 58.37 56.74 56.79 5.51M
United Technologies UTX 65.20 66.35 65.14 66.15 5.29M
McDonald's MCD 35.76 35.99 35.69 35.96 4.81M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.02 25.10 24.90 24.95 4.48M
Boeing BA 88.00 89.58 87.65 88.94 3.78M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 68.39 68.61 67.65 67.95 3.57M
International Business Machines IBM 82.90 83.33 82.60 82.90 3.43M
Amazon AMZN 34.68 35.00 34.10 34.16 3.3M
Pepsico PEP 58.56 59.01 58.42 58.84 3.17M
3M MMM 87.25 87.76 87.23 87.65 2.82M
Union Pacific UNP 96.12 97.26 96.06 96.76 1.52M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2985.00 2999.00 2974.00 2981.00 13.6K
Exchange Rates of May 10, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 110.510 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.101 CAD 1 CAD = 0.908 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.219 CHF 1 CHF = 0.821 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8.003 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 141.260 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.685 GBP 1 GBP = 1.459 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.652 AUD 1 AUD = 0.605 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.408 CAD 1 CAD = 0.710 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.558 CHF 1 CHF = 0.642 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.409 AUD 1 AUD = 0.415 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.053 CAD 1 CAD = 0.487 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.272 CHF 1 CHF = 0.440 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.852 CAD 1 CAD = 1.174 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.943 CHF 1 CHF = 1.061 AUD

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