Financial news on June 12, 2006

Business and Financial news
A Gannett Paper Seeks a New Kind of Expertise

Some members of the newsroom at The Detroit Free Press objected when they were told to contribute the names of minority sources to a collective list. Read more..

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE - The New York Times

Agencies Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real

A change in a joint venture between advertising agency companies has become personal, as one chief executive has publicly disparaged another. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Deadly Intent: Ann Coulter, Word Warrior

With five books and more than a million copies in hardcover sales, she plays to win and is happy to take hostages along the way. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

For Shakira, First Came the Album, Then Came the Single

How homemade dance videos helped Shakira's languishing CD make a sales comeback. Read more..

By MARIA ASPAN - The New York Times

In Web Era, Big Money Can't Buy an Exclusive

It is no longer business as usual for celebrity magazines, as gossip blogs take on an ever-larger role. Read more..

By JULIE BOSMAN - The New York Times

Lest We Regret Our Digital Bread Crumbs

Even the computer savvy seem to get caught up by the "digital trail" — that wide wake we tend to leave as we transact an electronically mediated life. Read more..

By TOM ZELLER Jr - The New York Times

Product Placement Deals Make Leap From Film to Books

Product placement, familiar to television and movie viewers, is still relatively rare in books, but not unprecedented. Read more..

By MOTOKO RICH - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 21,95 22,10 21,70 21,71 74.3M
Intel INTC 17,23 17,35 16,75 16,86 64.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 13,47 13,58 13,22 13,25 36.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19,91 20,00 19,48 19,48 30.5M
Apple AAPL 58,83 59,73 56,96 57,00 25.6M
Pfizer PFE 23,55 23,66 23,01 23,29 20.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 28,35 29,01 28,30 28,90 19M
ExxonMobil XOM 59,05 59,35 58,13 58,24 18.9M
General Electric GE 34,13 34,27 33,69 33,87 18.2M
AT&T Inc. T 26,69 27,09 26,40 26,66 15.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 29,94 30,17 29,69 29,87 13.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 60,66 61,30 59,02 59,63 12M
Comcast CMCSA 32,66 32,82 32,47 32,47 11.6M
Home Depot HD 36,90 36,96 36,20 36,26 11.1M
Chevron CVX 57,98 58,41 57,30 57,59 10.8M
Alphabet GOOGL 386,85 390,49 381,00 381,54 10M
Schlumberger SLB 59,75 59,75 56,51 56,58 9.91M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41,95 42,23 41,59 41,60 9.06M
Amgen AMGN 67,84 68,11 66,86 66,89 8.21M
Altria MO 71,41 72,00 71,06 71,09 7.87M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47,10 47,42 46,92 46,99 7.47M
Coca-Cola KO 43,67 43,68 43,27 43,31 7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 43,00 43,29 42,62 42,72 6.74M
Merck MRK 33,97 34,13 33,36 33,37 6.55M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61,45 61,66 61,34 61,38 6.51M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,60 31,74 31,30 31,33 6.32M
Procter & Gamble PG 54,57 54,92 54,16 54,31 5.92M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25,04 25,10 24,48 24,48 5.75M
McDonald's MCD 33,44 33,62 32,83 32,93 5.34M
Boeing BA 80,60 80,75 77,47 77,88 5.24M
International Business Machines IBM 77,68 78,09 76,85 77,02 4.92M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 45,89 46,15 44,90 45,16 4.53M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 69,12 69,71 68,62 69,21 4.49M
Amazon AMZN 34,21 34,45 33,49 33,60 4.2M
Pepsico PEP 59,69 60,10 58,82 59,72 3.96M
United Technologies UTX 60,20 60,66 59,53 59,62 3.75M
Gilead Sciences GILD 56,87 57,75 56,02 56,16 3.63M
3M MMM 80,85 81,09 79,89 80,16 2.54M
Union Pacific UNP 86,27 87,32 84,99 85,32 1.52M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3018,00 3031,00 3018,00 3023,00 7.3K
Exchange Rates of June 12, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114,420 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,100 CAD 1 CAD = 0,909 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,234 CHF 1 CHF = 0,810 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8,015 CNY 1 CNY = 0,125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 143,930 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,683 GBP 1 GBP = 1,465 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,688 AUD 1 AUD = 0,592 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,384 CAD 1 CAD = 0,723 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,553 CHF 1 CHF = 0,644 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,473 AUD 1 AUD = 0,404 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,027 CAD 1 CAD = 0,493 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,273 CHF 1 CHF = 0,440 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,819 CAD 1 CAD = 1,221 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,919 CHF 1 CHF = 1,088 AUD

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