Financial news on November 12th, 2007

Business and Financial news
A First Look at the Google Phone

Google gives a first look at what Google Phones based on the Android software will look like. Think iPhone. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Cellphone Straitjacket Is Inspiring a Rebellion

A rebellion is brewing in the communications industry that is expected to pit wireless carriers against Silicon Valley powerhouses like Google. Read more..

By LAURA M. HOLSON - The New York Times

Decoding the Markets 101, for the Soon-to-Retire

Finra, the new private regulator for securities firms, hopes to cast off its obscure, bureaucratic image when it begins its first-ever advertising campaign. Read more..

By LYNNLEY BROWNING - The New York Times

European Tabloids Still Agog Months After Child Vanishes

Six months after Madeleine McCann, then 3 years old, disappeared in Portugal, no development in the case seems too small to merit a banner headline. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

Is It Spelled Yahoogle or Yoogle?

Like that other search company, Yahoo is trying to build ties to researchers who can develop better ways to use huge clusters of computers. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

Lifestyle Magazine for Jewish Women to Appear

The first issue, debuting this week, includes Hanukkah recipes and articles about dreidels and the origins of bagels. Read more..

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN - The New York Times

Pigs Fly! Philadelphia Papers’ Circulation Holds

While many newspapers have retreated from efforts to advertise themselves the chief executive of Philadelphia Media Holdings thinks that attitude is dead wrong. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Treasury Auction Set for This Week

This week, the Treasury has an auction of four-week bills scheduled on Wednesday. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Virtual Lures for Holiday Shoppers

Online merchants are introducing search features meant to take even more pain out of the shopping experience. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

With Ponies, Unicorns and Secret Codes, an Effort to Unleash a Craze for Girls

The man who introduced America to Pokémon is now hoping to find new success with a line of collectible cards aimed at girls. Read more..

By ALLEN SALKIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO28.8329.7928.7929.1189.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL19.2519.9219.0619.4455.3M
General ElectricGE38.2439.0438.1738.2537M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC31.5433.2831.5432.3528.4M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM42.1143.6841.8642.3927.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT42.9844.5742.6643.3225.5M
AT&T Inc.T39.0539.4038.6138.6520.4M
Home DepotHD28.0529.0828.0028.4619M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65.0066.9564.9866.3117.6M
HP Inc.HPQ47.9348.9447.4547.5415.5M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ42.8043.2042.4042.8013.6M
International Business MachinesIBM101.89104.19100.70101.4513.6M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH51.4853.0051.4852.6413.5M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS32.0032.7232.0032.0213.3M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY28.0928.4927.9728.0413.2M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54.1255.4754.1254.6712M
Procter & GamblePG70.4471.4870.3570.7710.8M
Gilead SciencesGILD43.7643.9342.5342.568.88M
United TechnologiesUTX73.2374.8273.2373.935.27M
Union PacificUNP124.73126.72123.38123.602.14M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4407.004478.004374.004469.0031K
Exchange Rates of November 12th, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 109.400 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0.969 CAD1 CAD = 1.033 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.129 CHF1 CHF = 0.886 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.412 CNY1 CNY = 0.135 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 158.980 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.708 GBP1 GBP = 1.413 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.655 AUD1 AUD = 0.604 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.407 CAD1 CAD = 0.711 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.640 CHF1 CHF = 0.610 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.445 GBP1 GBP = 2.248 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.041 AUD1 AUD = 0.961 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.885 CAD1 CAD = 1.130 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.032 CHF1 CHF = 0.969 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.339 AUD1 AUD = 0.428 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.988 CAD1 CAD = 0.503 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.317 CHF1 CHF = 0.432 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.849 CAD1 CAD = 1.177 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.990 CHF1 CHF = 1.010 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.165 CHF1 CHF = 0.858 CAD

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