Financial news on September 12th, 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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO21,9722,6521,8922,6566M
AppleAAPL72,8173,4571,4572,6360.2M
IntelINTC19,3819,8719,3219,7558.6M
MicrosoftMSFT25,9025,9825,7225,9352.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL16,3016,3816,1516,3044.2M
PfizerPFE27,9728,3327,9128,2537.6M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY23,9024,4723,6324,3227.5M
ExxonMobilXOM65,2565,4564,1164,7024.8M
Home DepotHD35,2036,8135,1736,6624.4M
General ElectricGE34,4334,7334,3834,6722.5M
AT&T Inc.T31,6032,1431,5731,9020.7M
HP Inc.HPQ36,2137,2536,2136,9220.4M
McDonald'sMCD37,4038,2937,3538,2019.4M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT47,6548,6447,4748,0718.4M
ConocoPhillipsCOP58,8259,4257,9458,1418.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ35,5935,8935,4435,8415.4M
SchlumbergerSLB55,1456,0854,2354,7313.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT48,5048,8748,2348,8013.1M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29,7530,2829,6630,2112.8M
ChevronCVX62,0062,3260,9661,3911.9M
AltriaMO83,3483,6382,2383,0611.8M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45,5046,0245,2946,0111.6M
AlphabetGOOGL385,00392,73384,88391,9010.9M
MerckMRK41,4842,2341,4642,159.21M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35,1935,4535,0435,348.84M
ComcastCMCSA34,7335,0534,4035,018.67M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ63,9664,0963,7363,836.99M
AmazonAMZN30,8731,9430,5331,726.53M
AmgenAMGN68,5069,3867,9269,165.87M
International Business MachinesIBM81,1482,5081,0682,285.72M
Procter & GamblePG62,0062,1861,7561,855.63M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH51,9252,6751,6452,535.19M
Coca-ColaKO44,4744,9744,4744,475.15M
3MMMM71,6872,7571,2272,573.87M
United TechnologiesUTX62,7663,3462,3063,223.66M
PepsicoPEP64,9465,2064,4965,203.48M
BoeingBA73,7974,3873,6174,263.31M
Gilead SciencesGILD63,5263,9962,5063,843.22M
Union PacificUNP79,9082,0479,9081,951.77M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3206,003224,003195,003210,0010.1K
Exchange Rates of September 12th, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 117,890 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,120 CAD1 CAD = 0,893 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,251 CHF1 CHF = 0,799 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,946 CNY1 CNY = 0,126 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 149,620 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,677 GBP1 GBP = 1,478 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,690 AUD1 AUD = 0,592 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,421 CAD1 CAD = 0,704 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,587 CHF1 CHF = 0,630 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,452 GBP1 GBP = 2,212 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,129 AUD1 AUD = 0,886 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,949 CAD1 CAD = 1,054 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,060 CHF1 CHF = 0,943 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,498 AUD1 AUD = 0,400 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,099 CAD1 CAD = 0,476 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,344 CHF1 CHF = 0,427 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,840 CAD1 CAD = 1,190 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,938 CHF1 CHF = 1,066 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,117 CHF1 CHF = 0,896 CAD

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