Financial news on June 14, 2007

Business and Financial news
Baron Guy de Rothschild, Leader of French Arm of Bank Dynasty, Dies at 98

The heir to the House of Rothschild banking family twice rebuilt and expanded its Paris bank after it was seized by France during World War II. Read more..

By PAUL LEWIS - The New York Times

Family Forestry

Large tracts of private forest are at risk of falling into mismanagement, subdivision or being sold for development. Read more..

By TANYA MOHN - The New York Times

Germany: VW Narrows American Loss

Volkswagen narrowed its North American first-half loss by reducing discounts and warranty claims and concentrating on sales of the most profitable models, the company said. Volkswagen’s sales have fallen this year in the United States as the compa... Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Google Gives Up on Competing With eBay’s Big Boston Party

Google got into a tussle with eBay when it invited the auction site’s sellers to a party to promote Google Checkout, a service that competes with eBay’s PayPal. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

In Health Care, Cost Isn’t Proof of High Quality

A new study presents stark evidence that high medical payments do not buy high-quality patient care. Read more..

By REED ABELSON - The New York Times

MacBook Pros Look Like Older Models, but the Innards Are Different

Apple rarely makes sweeping changes to its product line, which is why its new MacBook Pro laptops look identical to older models. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Markets Soar on Upbeat Economic Data

The bond market rallied and a government report on retail sales exceeded economists’ estimates. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Putting Energy Hogs in the Home on a Strict Low-Power Diet

The power consumed by common electric devices — even when they’re not in use — can quickly add up. Read more..

By LARRY MAGID - The New York Times

Updating Maps on the Spot and Sharing the Fixes

TomTom’s new Map Share software combines cartography with community to allow users to update maps on the go. Read more..

By J. D BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Wall Street to Get Guidelines on E-Mail

The ever-expanding number of ways to communicate has raised concerns about the spread of confidential information through unsecure devices. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 22.64 23.53 22.63 23.23 85.7M
Microsoft MSFT 30.35 30.71 30.30 30.52 59.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19.55 19.69 19.49 19.64 41.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.53 26.97 26.51 26.83 39.9M
Pfizer PFE 26.31 26.64 26.25 26.39 36.2M
Apple AAPL 117.20 119.45 116.42 118.75 34.8M
General Electric GE 37.78 37.98 37.60 37.80 34.7M
Comcast CMCSA 26.81 27.55 26.69 27.52 29.9M
AT&T Inc. T 40.65 40.93 40.10 40.56 25.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 83.70 84.97 83.45 84.77 19.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 43.00 43.25 42.80 43.22 16.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33.41 33.97 33.40 33.79 14.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49.53 49.65 48.98 49.28 13.4M
Amgen AMGN 58.28 58.53 58.14 58.23 13M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 49.93 50.83 49.93 50.32 12.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 45.36 45.90 45.32 45.67 11.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.29 62.60 62.10 62.42 11.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 78.33 79.42 78.00 79.22 11M
Merck MRK 50.53 50.65 50.10 50.23 10.5M
Altria MO 70.16 70.64 70.01 70.47 10.5M
Home Depot HD 37.80 37.84 37.57 37.79 9.95M
Alphabet GOOGL 505.38 505.88 501.70 502.84 9.23M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62.19 62.61 62.18 62.45 9.09M
Coca-Cola KO 51.42 51.69 51.07 51.31 9M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.20 54.55 54.02 54.19 8.67M
Chevron CVX 81.41 82.55 81.40 82.33 8.44M
Amazon AMZN 70.90 72.12 70.80 71.94 8.25M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29.21 30.06 29.21 29.83 8.05M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35.90 36.10 35.41 35.89 7.81M
Schlumberger SLB 82.03 84.46 82.03 84.23 7.37M
Pepsico PEP 66.47 67.09 66.35 66.89 5.17M
International Business Machines IBM 103.12 104.24 102.81 103.85 5.17M
McDonald's MCD 52.25 52.53 51.77 52.25 5.1M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 53.20 53.20 52.80 52.95 4.18M
Gilead Sciences GILD 80.20 81.19 80.05 80.64 3.5M
Boeing BA 99.00 99.50 98.73 98.97 3.44M
United Technologies UTX 70.33 71.38 70.33 71.28 3.38M
3M MMM 87.75 87.87 86.92 87.42 2.88M
Union Pacific UNP 117.14 118.90 116.88 118.18 2.41M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3615.00 3625.00 3612.00 3621.00 6.9K
Exchange Rates of June 14, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 122.910 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.068 CAD 1 CAD = 0.936 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.246 CHF 1 CHF = 0.802 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.635 CNY 1 CNY = 0.131 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 163.610 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.676 GBP 1 GBP = 1.480 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.592 AUD 1 AUD = 0.628 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.422 CAD 1 CAD = 0.703 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.659 CHF 1 CHF = 0.603 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.413 GBP 1 GBP = 2.422 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.973 AUD 1 AUD = 1.028 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.869 CAD 1 CAD = 1.151 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.014 CHF 1 CHF = 0.986 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.356 AUD 1 AUD = 0.424 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.103 CAD 1 CAD = 0.475 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.454 CHF 1 CHF = 0.408 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.892 CAD 1 CAD = 1.121 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.041 CHF 1 CHF = 0.960 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.166 CHF 1 CHF = 0.857 CAD

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