Financial news on May 10th, 2007

Business and Financial news
A BlackBerry for Collars of All Colors

The Curve can transmit music from your pocket, wirelessly, to a pair of lightweight Bluetooth headphones. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Defense Attacks Credibility of Black’s Former Associate

A defense lawyer pointed out the numerous times F. David Radler had lied before he cut a deal with federal prosecutors. Read more..

By RICHARD SIKLOS - The New York Times

France: Profit Up 25% at BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas, the French bank, reported a 25 percent increase in first-quarter profit on higher corporate and investment bank earnings and gains from asset sales. Income climbed to 2.51 billion euros ($3.4 billion), from 2.01 billion euros a year e... Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

I.B.M. Effort to Focus on Saving Energy

The $1 billion-a-year program is intended to double the energy efficiency of its computer data centers and those of its corporate customers. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

Italy: Profit Rises 12% at Utility

Enel, an Italian utility, said first-quarter profit unexpectedly rose 12 percent, fueled by increased foreign sales and cost cuts. Net income climbed to 943 million euros ($1.28 billion), or 16 cents a share, from 842 million euros, or 14 cents a ... Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

On the High-Definition Front: A Laptop With Blu-ray

The Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180U/B is one of the first examples of this next-generation technology to reach the market at a less-than-astronomical price. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Toyota Profit Robust, Forecast Cautious

The automaker posted a record profit for the fiscal year but warned of a slumping market in North America. Read more..

By MARTIN FACKLER - The New York Times

Windows Upgrade for Smartphones Improves Search and E-Mail Features

Windows Mobile 6 is now available as a free download for owners of the T-Mobile Dash. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO26.3726.7726.2626.2959.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL18.6918.9118.4818.4930.8M
General ElectricGE37.0337.1036.7036.7827.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64.0064.0162.4762.5023.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT47.5048.3347.4547.7517.9M
AT&T Inc.T39.4439.6038.9038.9116.6M
Procter & GamblePG62.0162.0561.0461.4914.1M
HP Inc.HPQ44.6544.8444.3844.6713.7M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM52.7953.0351.9552.0013.5M
Home DepotHD39.0239.6238.6338.7913.3M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC36.0336.0335.4035.4011.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT58.4358.6857.3357.3310.3M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS35.8435.9935.5535.699.79M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ40.9841.2040.7640.789.77M
International Business MachinesIBM103.82105.11103.71104.688.96M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY30.1430.1929.8529.887.62M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH52.8453.5852.0053.024.78M
Gilead SciencesGILD82.6782.8180.6581.033.61M
United TechnologiesUTX68.6068.7967.9968.023.21M
Union PacificUNP116.65117.32115.30116.022.32M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3645.003647.003636.003637.0015.8K
Exchange Rates of May 10th, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 119.880 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.111 CAD1 CAD = 0.900 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.220 CHF1 CHF = 0.820 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.694 CNY1 CNY = 0.130 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 161.610 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.681 GBP1 GBP = 1.469 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.630 AUD1 AUD = 0.614 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.498 CAD1 CAD = 0.668 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.644 CHF1 CHF = 0.608 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.421 GBP1 GBP = 2.375 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.008 AUD1 AUD = 0.992 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.926 CAD1 CAD = 1.079 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.017 CHF1 CHF = 0.983 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.394 AUD1 AUD = 0.418 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.200 CAD1 CAD = 0.455 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.415 CHF1 CHF = 0.414 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.918 CAD1 CAD = 1.089 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1.008 CHF1 CHF = 0.992 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.098 CHF1 CHF = 0.911 CAD

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