Financial news on September 12, 2006

Business and Financial news
Croatia: Bid Rises for Drug Maker

Barr Pharmaceuticals raised its bid for Pliva, a maker of generic drugs, to $2.5 billion, topping a rival bid from an Icelandic rival, the Actavis Group. Barr bid 820 kuna ($141.21) a share for Pliva, more than the competing bid of 795 kuna a shar... Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Dell Delays Financial Filing as Accounting Inquiry Grows

Dell said that it would delay filing second-quarter financial reports while it cooperates with a widening investigation into its accounting practices. Read more..

By LAURIE J. FLYNN - The New York Times

For Flight Attendants, No Liquids and No Glamour

For most, the new security regulations have been merely annoying. For flight attendants, it’s been just one more brick on the load. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Freescale Considers Rival Bids

Two private equity groups are dueling to take over Freescale Semiconductor for more than $16 billion, people involved said. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and BARNABY J. FEDER - The New York Times

Grasso Requests a New Judge

By Dow Jones/AP. Read more..

By DOW JONES/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

House Panel and U.S. Attorney Join H.P. Inquiry

Hewlett-Packard came under increased legal and political scrutiny Monday over the use of private investigators to trace the source of news leaks. Read more..

By DAMON DARLIN - The New York Times

Longer Delay for Genentech on New Use of Cancer Drug

Genentech said that approval of its colon cancer drug Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer would be delayed by at least a year. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

OPEC Production to Remain Unchanged

OPEC hinted that it was ready to cut production, as some delegates voiced concerns over a possible plunge in prices. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

Televisa Still Covets Univision

A consortium of investors led by Grupo Televisa is considering a $13 billion bid for Univision Communications. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and PETER EDMONSTON - The New York Times

Texas Instruments Narrows Its Forecast for Quarterly Results

Texas Instruments narrowed its forecasts for third-quarter sales and profit amid signs of slower growth in handset demand. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 21,97 22,65 21,89 22,65 66M
Apple AAPL 72,81 73,45 71,45 72,63 60.2M
Intel INTC 19,38 19,87 19,32 19,75 58.6M
Microsoft MSFT 25,90 25,98 25,72 25,93 52.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 16,30 16,38 16,15 16,30 44.2M
Pfizer PFE 27,97 28,33 27,91 28,25 37.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 23,90 24,47 23,63 24,32 27.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 65,25 65,45 64,11 64,70 24.8M
Home Depot HD 35,20 36,81 35,17 36,66 24.4M
General Electric GE 34,43 34,73 34,38 34,67 22.5M
AT&T Inc. T 31,60 32,14 31,57 31,90 20.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 36,21 37,25 36,21 36,92 20.4M
McDonald's MCD 37,40 38,29 37,35 38,20 19.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47,65 48,64 47,47 48,07 18.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 58,82 59,42 57,94 58,14 18.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 35,59 35,89 35,44 35,84 15.4M
Schlumberger SLB 55,14 56,08 54,23 54,73 13.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 48,50 48,87 48,23 48,80 13.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29,75 30,28 29,66 30,21 12.8M
Chevron CVX 62,00 62,32 60,96 61,39 11.9M
Altria MO 83,34 83,63 82,23 83,06 11.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45,50 46,02 45,29 46,01 11.6M
Alphabet GOOGL 385,00 392,73 384,88 391,90 10.9M
Merck MRK 41,48 42,23 41,46 42,15 9.21M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35,19 35,45 35,04 35,34 8.84M
Comcast CMCSA 34,73 35,05 34,40 35,01 8.67M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63,96 64,09 63,73 63,83 6.99M
Amazon AMZN 30,87 31,94 30,53 31,72 6.53M
Amgen AMGN 68,50 69,38 67,92 69,16 5.87M
International Business Machines IBM 81,14 82,50 81,06 82,28 5.72M
Procter & Gamble PG 62,00 62,18 61,75 61,85 5.63M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 51,92 52,67 51,64 52,53 5.19M
Coca-Cola KO 44,47 44,97 44,47 44,47 5.15M
3M MMM 71,68 72,75 71,22 72,57 3.87M
United Technologies UTX 62,76 63,34 62,30 63,22 3.66M
Pepsico PEP 64,94 65,20 64,49 65,20 3.48M
Boeing BA 73,79 74,38 73,61 74,26 3.31M
Gilead Sciences GILD 63,52 63,99 62,50 63,84 3.22M
Union Pacific UNP 79,90 82,04 79,90 81,95 1.77M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3206,00 3224,00 3195,00 3210,00 10.1K
Exchange Rates of September 12, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117,890 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,120 CAD 1 CAD = 0,893 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,251 CHF 1 CHF = 0,799 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,946 CNY 1 CNY = 0,126 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 149,620 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,677 GBP 1 GBP = 1,478 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,690 AUD 1 AUD = 0,592 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,421 CAD 1 CAD = 0,704 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,587 CHF 1 CHF = 0,630 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,452 GBP 1 GBP = 2,212 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,129 AUD 1 AUD = 0,886 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,949 CAD 1 CAD = 1,054 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,060 CHF 1 CHF = 0,943 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,498 AUD 1 AUD = 0,400 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,099 CAD 1 CAD = 0,476 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,344 CHF 1 CHF = 0,427 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,840 CAD 1 CAD = 1,190 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,938 CHF 1 CHF = 1,066 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,117 CHF 1 CHF = 0,896 CAD

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