Financial news on September 10th, 2007

Business and Financial news
A New Entry From A.M.D. in Chip Wars

Advanced Micro Devices is counting on a new high-performance computer chip to hold on to hard-fought market share it has won from its principal rival, Intel. Read more..

By LAURIE J. FLYNN - The New York Times

At the Journal, Signs Appear, Disappear; Appear...

For two weeks, signs with Rupert Murdoch’s face on them have been posted around The Wall Street Journal’s newsroom — and removed and posted and removed and posted yet again. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Chanel Intensifies Online Effort

Marketers of luxury brands have been laggards in advertising online because they have considered the traditional media better showcases for their glamorous, glitzy pitches. Now, Chanel is joining the ranks of brands with big Internet presences, de... Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Fun, Tours and a $3,000 Bill for Hardly Using an iPhone

iPhone users have felt the sting of high roaming charges with their devices, and many of them are complaining to the company or on blogs. Read more..

By KATIE HAFNER - The New York Times

New Tactics Aim to Make Korean Film a Hit in the U.S.

With Korean companies like Hyundai and Samsung now industry giants, Hyung Rae Shim, a film producer based in Seoul, wants to pull off a similar feat with his film “Dragon Wars.” Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Steve Jobs: iCame, iSaw, iCaved

Steve Jobs insists that songs on iTunes cost 99 cents and television episodes cost $1.99 because consumers crave simple pricing. Except, of course, when it comes to Apple’s own products. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

The Morality of Blocking Ads

Most sites are ignoring a new Firefox add-in that can block Web ads. The Daily Kos, however, is asking users of the product to buy subscriptions. Read more..

By NOAM COHEN - The New York Times

VMware Marches onto the Hardware

Hewlett-Packard, Dell, IBM and others will bake VMware’s software onto the the motherboards of their server computers, striking another blow against Microsoft. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO31.6932.0031.2231.7440.2M
General ElectricGE38.8039.5338.5139.1938M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20.3420.4619.9820.1725.3M
Home DepotHD34.4534.6433.4033.8122.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT42.5942.6842.0942.2718.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43.7544.4543.3543.9317.2M
AT&T Inc.T39.1239.3638.5238.7816.5M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35.3435.5134.7135.1413.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ61.8561.9861.5761.8410.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ41.5241.5540.9541.258.92M
Procter & GamblePG65.5566.1065.4365.908.82M
HP Inc.HPQ49.0049.4048.3449.008.72M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY27.8028.1227.4228.007.61M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT51.9952.4851.5651.687.3M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH49.3449.4848.9749.126.12M
International Business MachinesIBM116.15117.50115.32115.806.12M
Gilead SciencesGILD37.8838.2537.2537.455.51M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS33.5933.8733.2333.565.5M
United TechnologiesUTX74.2974.9573.1174.493.06M
Union PacificUNP109.00109.65105.06105.922.17M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3989.003989.003940.003943.0015.1K
Exchange Rates of September 10th, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 113.640 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.052 CAD1 CAD = 0.951 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.186 CHF1 CHF = 0.843 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.521 CNY1 CNY = 0.133 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 156.900 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.681 GBP1 GBP = 1.469 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.672 AUD1 AUD = 0.598 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.452 CAD1 CAD = 0.689 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.637 CHF1 CHF = 0.611 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.434 GBP1 GBP = 2.306 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.065 AUD1 AUD = 0.939 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.925 CAD1 CAD = 1.081 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.043 CHF1 CHF = 0.959 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.457 AUD1 AUD = 0.407 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.132 CAD1 CAD = 0.469 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.404 CHF1 CHF = 0.416 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.868 CAD1 CAD = 1.153 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.978 CHF1 CHF = 1.022 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.127 CHF1 CHF = 0.887 CAD

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