Financial news on September 11, 2006

Business and Financial news
Are You Breaking Up? A Cellphone Original Comedy Is Calling

The cartoon “Lil’ Bush,” which pokes fun at the Bush administration and subjects like creationism and the Iraq war, made its debut on Amp’d cellphones on Sept. 1. Read more..

By FRED BIERMAN - The New York Times

A Way to Start Up Book Sales

The first Nascar ad to publicize a book, “The Book of Fate,” a thriller by Brad Meltzer, ran on the hood of a car in a Nascar Busch Series race on Friday. Read more..

By MARIA ASPAN - The New York Times

Citigroup Names Head of Hedge Fund Unit

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Game Makers Court ‘Casual’ Players With Shorter, Less Lethal Fare

The gaming industry is increasingly pursuing casual or coffee-break gamers, those who indulge in short-term play of games including puzzles, solitaire and mah-jongg. Read more..

By DOREEN CARVAJAL, International Herald Tribune - The New York Times

How Will Apple’s Marketing Maestro Marry the Computer and the Home TV?

Apple’s chief executive touched off speculation last week about how far Apple will go as it takes its next big step into digital video. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

Newsroom Buyouts May Cut Dallas Paper’s Staff by 20%

After the buyouts, The Dallas Morning News, which once had a national reach, is expected to focus mainly on local and regional news. Read more..

By JULIE BOSMAN - The New York Times

Stock Offerings This Week

The following equity and convertible debt offerings are expected this week:. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

This Fall, You Can Vote for Your Favorite Flop

A new Web site allows viewers to vote once a week to predict which of the 24 new broadcast network shows are most likely to be canceled. Read more..

By MARIA ASPAN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC19.2519.5619.1219.4057.2M
MicrosoftMSFT25.4325.9525.4225.9155.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL15.7916.3515.7516.2942.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO21.5622.1421.5221.9642.6M
ExxonMobilXOM66.3766.4064.6264.9436M
AppleAAPL72.4373.7371.4272.5033.9M
ConocoPhillipsCOP59.7559.8258.2658.8023.3M
General ElectricGE33.7634.4333.7634.4321.5M
PfizerPFE27.5027.8927.5027.8820.4M
ChevronCVX63.6363.6861.3862.0018.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT46.7047.5046.3047.4917.1M
SchlumbergerSLB57.3057.3755.0055.3015.8M
AT&T Inc.T31.4031.7831.2931.6013.7M
Home DepotHD34.2835.2334.2035.0613.3M
HP Inc.HPQ35.7536.6235.7136.3612.1M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT48.6648.9048.5548.6412.1M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.9923.5522.8623.3911.8M
McDonald'sMCD37.6037.7537.1037.1211.2M
AltriaMO82.8083.5482.7583.359.44M
Procter & GamblePG61.1062.1061.0961.929.15M
AlphabetGOOGL378.26384.69377.77384.099.05M
ComcastCMCSA34.7734.8934.2834.728.71M
AmazonAMZN30.2331.1329.7230.797.4M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45.5945.5945.1245.397.17M
AmgenAMGN67.6668.5067.2568.296.94M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29.6329.8329.4029.776.63M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ35.4035.6035.3135.546.34M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ63.6564.0663.5964.045.21M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35.1035.1134.2135.045.2M
MerckMRK41.0041.3740.7041.294.98M
Coca-ColaKO44.5544.8744.3044.554.5M
International Business MachinesIBM80.6081.2080.2580.934.31M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH50.2351.7550.2151.603.8M
Gilead SciencesGILD63.3063.6262.6363.453.76M
BoeingBA72.8174.1372.1373.823.54M
United TechnologiesUTX63.3663.4962.8362.913.02M
PepsicoPEP64.4764.8864.3764.722.53M
3MMMM71.5271.5270.8071.352.19M
Union PacificUNP79.2780.1779.2779.881.29M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3204.003227.003190.003206.009.5K
Exchange Rates of September 11, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 117.620 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.121 CAD1 CAD = 0.892 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.245 CHF1 CHF = 0.803 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.953 CNY1 CNY = 0.126 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 149.440 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.681 GBP1 GBP = 1.469 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.691 AUD1 AUD = 0.591 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.424 CAD1 CAD = 0.702 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.581 CHF1 CHF = 0.632 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.455 GBP1 GBP = 2.196 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.131 AUD1 AUD = 0.884 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.953 CAD1 CAD = 1.050 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.058 CHF1 CHF = 0.945 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.484 AUD1 AUD = 0.403 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.092 CAD1 CAD = 0.478 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.322 CHF1 CHF = 0.431 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.842 CAD1 CAD = 1.188 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.934 CHF1 CHF = 1.070 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.110 CHF1 CHF = 0.901 CAD

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