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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO21.3621.9920.6920.7592.7M
MicrosoftMSFT23.6723.7923.5923.7776.6M
IntelINTC19.8519.9819.5019.5860.5M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH44.7546.4344.3146.1729.5M
PfizerPFE25.2925.3024.8725.0426.9M
Oracle Corp.ORCL14.0714.3714.0614.2423.6M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29.8030.1929.5830.1121.4M
General ElectricGE34.9434.9934.5034.7021.3M
ComcastCMCSA31.5532.3131.3732.2717M
AppleAAPL71.2971.3369.6170.6016.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ32.7832.7832.0732.3415.7M
ExxonMobilXOM63.5063.9563.0063.8815.3M
AlphabetGOOGL408.31411.71401.86402.9812.4M
AT&T Inc.T26.3126.3826.0326.1711.6M
ChevronCVX62.6762.9662.1262.8810.3M
Procter & GamblePG56.6956.7456.2556.349.62M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT47.7148.0947.5847.789.45M
ConocoPhillipsCOP67.1067.9566.5767.719.35M
MerckMRK34.4435.0034.3034.678M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ58.4058.4958.2558.327.83M
Home DepotHD41.3041.3640.8541.217.47M
Coca-ColaKO43.6743.7643.4743.587.45M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT42.2542.2541.7741.797.42M
SchlumbergerSLB71.7873.0671.3373.067.36M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45.7446.1245.5145.927.21M
AltriaMO73.7573.8572.5072.696.72M
AmgenAMGN67.7568.5667.4167.546.27M
HP Inc.HPQ32.9433.3532.8833.085.75M
Gilead SciencesGILD57.2358.3756.7456.795.51M
United TechnologiesUTX65.2066.3565.1466.155.29M
McDonald'sMCD35.7635.9935.6935.964.81M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.0225.1024.9024.954.48M
BoeingBA88.0089.5887.6588.943.78M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC68.3968.6167.6567.953.57M
International Business MachinesIBM82.9083.3382.6082.903.43M
AmazonAMZN34.6835.0034.1034.163.3M
PepsicoPEP58.5659.0158.4258.843.17M
3MMMM87.2587.7687.2387.652.82M
Union PacificUNP96.1297.2696.0696.761.52M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2985.002999.002974.002981.0013.6K
Exchange Rates of May 10, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 110.510 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.101 CAD1 CAD = 0.908 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.219 CHF1 CHF = 0.821 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 8.003 CNY1 CNY = 0.125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 141.260 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.685 GBP1 GBP = 1.459 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.652 AUD1 AUD = 0.605 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.408 CAD1 CAD = 0.710 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.558 CHF1 CHF = 0.642 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.409 AUD1 AUD = 0.415 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.053 CAD1 CAD = 0.487 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.272 CHF1 CHF = 0.440 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.852 CAD1 CAD = 1.174 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.943 CHF1 CHF = 1.061 AUD

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