Financial news on May 13, 2008

Business and Financial news
A Wish List for Fixing Wall Street

For Kenneth C. Griffin, who runs one of the biggest and most successful hedge fund firms, the entire banking industry needs to overhaul its thinking, and perhaps accept greater regulation. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
HP Inc.HPQ44.3945.8543.2744.27142M
MicrosoftMSFT30.0230.1329.5329.7870.9M
IntelINTC23.6423.9323.6023.7639.5M
PfizerPFE19.9420.0519.8619.9738.7M
General ElectricGE32.5332.7032.2632.3337M
Cisco SystemsCSCO25.9326.0525.6525.8936M
AppleAAPL188.60191.45187.86189.9629.4M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT57.3557.5056.3756.6529M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53.0255.0053.0254.4028.5M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM47.0447.2445.2245.4827.5M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC29.7929.9628.9028.9727.2M
ExxonMobilXOM88.8789.9588.5389.6821.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL21.5521.7221.3121.6720.4M
AltriaMO21.5722.0021.5021.9219.9M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21.7021.8221.4521.6019.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP88.4189.3687.9088.6216.1M
ComcastCMCSA22.1722.2421.9122.0914.2M
VisaV81.7583.5080.7982.3813.3M
AT&T Inc.T39.1339.6239.1039.2613.1M
MerckMRK39.5039.8338.9439.1712.6M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.6134.7834.2234.3311.1M
Procter & GamblePG65.5066.1265.2565.7310.9M
ChevronCVX97.5997.9896.3197.7310.6M
Coca-ColaKO56.2956.7656.2756.5010.4M
Home DepotHD28.6628.9728.5028.7510.4M
AlphabetGOOGL587.00587.95578.55583.0010.3M
International Business MachinesIBM125.31126.70125.03126.589.69M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ66.7567.0066.3066.419.53M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ38.0838.5537.9438.118.15M
SchlumbergerSLB103.60105.00101.09104.907.27M
McDonald'sMCD60.9061.7660.7661.176.6M
Gilead SciencesGILD54.5054.5053.2353.476.36M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH32.8133.0932.5032.556.17M
AmgenAMGN42.8542.9942.2542.505.98M
PepsicoPEP67.3967.6866.8567.255.47M
AmazonAMZN74.7274.9673.3174.565.02M
BoeingBA84.1485.2984.1185.084.29M
3MMMM77.7278.3476.9177.183.41M
United TechnologiesUTX74.6175.2274.1774.923.4M
Union PacificUNP148.63150.00147.46149.062.1M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4110.004185.004110.004148.0022.7K
Exchange Rates of May 13, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 104.670 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.004 CAD1 CAD = 0.996 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.053 CHF1 CHF = 0.949 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.989 CNY1 CNY = 0.143 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 161.920 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.795 GBP1 GBP = 1.258 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.645 AUD1 AUD = 0.608 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.552 CAD1 CAD = 0.644 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.629 CHF1 CHF = 0.614 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.491 GBP1 GBP = 2.037 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.016 AUD1 AUD = 0.985 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.958 CAD1 CAD = 1.043 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.006 CHF1 CHF = 0.994 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.069 AUD1 AUD = 0.483 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.952 CAD1 CAD = 0.512 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.049 CHF1 CHF = 0.488 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.943 CAD1 CAD = 1.060 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.990 CHF1 CHF = 1.010 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.049 CHF1 CHF = 0.953 CAD

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