Financial news on April 11, 2006

Business and Financial news
In France, an Economic Bullet Goes Unbitten

The furor over a labor law was the latest instance of the French people resisting economic reform. Read more..

By FLOYD NORRIS - The New York Times

N.Y.S.E. Lawyer May Be Requestioned Over E-Mail

Richard Bernard, general counsel for the exchange, may be questioned further about the compensation case against Richard A. Grasso. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19.40 19.46 19.12 19.16 60.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 20.98 21.15 20.70 21.03 45.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 13.84 14.00 13.72 13.84 44.2M
Microsoft MSFT 27.23 27.32 27.00 27.13 43M
Apple AAPL 69.03 69.30 67.07 67.99 33.5M
Pfizer PFE 24.65 24.76 24.18 24.35 23.6M
General Electric GE 33.92 34.07 33.63 34.05 23M
Alphabet GOOGL 416.38 419.10 406.22 409.66 22.2M
AT&T Inc. T 25.98 26.12 25.54 25.78 16.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 33.48 33.56 32.53 32.74 14.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 62.45 62.73 61.80 62.00 14.7M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 52.44 52.81 50.88 51.55 14.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 67.55 68.19 67.07 67.36 14M
Procter & Gamble PG 57.15 57.30 56.09 56.49 13.4M
Merck MRK 34.42 35.10 33.79 34.06 13.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 42.01 42.17 41.05 41.45 12.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 33.00 33.27 32.50 32.54 11.5M
Schlumberger SLB 65.10 65.11 62.44 62.70 10.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 45.60 45.76 45.27 45.50 9.65M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 57.71 58.02 57.32 57.75 9.11M
Comcast CMCSA 27.71 27.91 27.46 27.58 8.93M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.00 42.35 41.48 41.61 8.83M
Amgen AMGN 70.94 71.05 69.48 70.24 8.55M
Chevron CVX 59.91 60.53 59.28 59.46 7.48M
Altria MO 69.91 70.35 68.68 69.32 7.42M
Home Depot HD 42.00 42.09 41.28 41.43 7.07M
Amazon AMZN 36.61 36.75 35.52 36.06 6.61M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.20 24.37 23.90 24.16 6.29M
International Business Machines IBM 81.83 82.06 80.75 81.16 5.96M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 27.81 28.05 27.62 27.77 5.96M
Coca-Cola KO 42.01 42.01 41.07 41.29 5.54M
McDonald's MCD 35.39 35.57 35.19 35.55 5.53M
Gilead Sciences GILD 62.31 62.31 60.08 60.41 3.05M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 64.58 64.75 64.22 64.38 3.04M
Pepsico PEP 58.16 58.21 57.53 57.81 2.9M
3M MMM 80.17 81.12 80.17 80.79 2.79M
Boeing BA 80.63 80.71 79.71 80.57 2.75M
United Technologies UTX 58.05 58.20 57.12 57.41 2.74M
Union Pacific UNP 92.50 92.90 91.82 92.04 1.27M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2945.00 2946.00 2916.00 2920.00 30K
Exchange Rates of April 11, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118.310 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.144 CAD 1 CAD = 0.875 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.298 CHF 1 CHF = 0.771 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8.009 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 143.600 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.694 GBP 1 GBP = 1.441 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.655 AUD 1 AUD = 0.604 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.388 CAD 1 CAD = 0.720 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.575 CHF 1 CHF = 0.635 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.384 AUD 1 AUD = 0.419 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.999 CAD 1 CAD = 0.500 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.269 CHF 1 CHF = 0.441 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.838 CAD 1 CAD = 1.193 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.951 CHF 1 CHF = 1.052 AUD

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