Financial news on November 14, 2007

Business and Financial news
A Night With Chumby

The new Web-enabled Chumby alarm clock can put ads in the bedroom. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

AT&T to Sell Equipment to Monitor Workplaces

AT&T plans to introduce a nationwide program Monday that gives owners of small- and medium-size businesses some of the same tools big security companies offer for monitoring employees. Read more..

By JANET MORRISSEY - The New York Times

For Olympics, China’s Marketers Are Showing Their Pride

With fears that the tumult in the American economy may lead marketers to cut budgets for next year, the Olympic campaigns could make the forecasts of growth in global ad spending in 2008 come true. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Google Hits European Hurdle on DoubleClick Deal

European regulators refused Tuesday to approve Google’s $3.1 billion purchase of the Internet advertising company DoubleClick. Instead they ordered a review of the deal. Read more..

By VICTORIA SHANNON - The New York Times

Hedge Fund Seeks Delta-United Deal

Pardus Capital Management has sent a letter to management of Delta Air Lines asking it to seek a stock-for-stock merger with UAL. Read more..

By JEFF BAILEY - The New York Times

HSBC Takes $3.4 Billion Charge

Losses in the housing market are spreading, but revenue growth elsewhere should offset the losses, the bank said. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Investor Safe Haven Becomes a Concern

In another sign of turmoil in the credit markets, large financial firms are being forced to protect money market funds from losses brought on by investments that no longer seem safe. Read more..

By ERIC DASH - The New York Times

Near Seattle, Tribal Casinos Lead to Even Bigger Bets

A group of several American Indian tribes who live about 35 miles north of Seattle are helping to transform a rural area into one of Washington state’s fastest-growing suburbs. Read more..

By LINDA BAKER - The New York Times

Producer Prices Steady in October

Prices were restrained at the producer level last month while consumer spending cooled amid speculation that economic growth is slowing, the government reported. Read more..

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM - The New York Times

Unfazed by Market Ills, Hedge Fund Has Debut

The first pure hedge fund to offer shares on an American public market, Och-Ziff - priced at $32 per share - is expected to start trading Wednesday. Read more..

By JENNY ANDERSON and 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
Microsoft MSFT 34,62 34,75 33,75 33,93 84.1M
Intel INTC 26,50 26,52 25,77 25,85 63.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 30,42 30,44 29,55 29,71 61.1M
Apple AAPL 177,16 177,57 163,74 166,11 51.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20,83 20,93 19,99 20,18 47.2M
Pfizer PFE 23,70 23,96 23,55 23,61 42.5M
General Electric GE 39,90 39,95 38,82 39,01 39.7M
Comcast CMCSA 20,06 20,21 19,57 19,65 29.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 46,24 47,08 46,12 46,51 29.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45,90 46,02 44,44 45,15 25.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 87,50 88,64 85,74 86,31 21.3M
AT&T Inc. T 40,05 40,10 39,21 39,34 20.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 34,16 34,29 33,11 33,25 18.7M
Home Depot HD 29,29 29,73 28,86 29,03 18.4M
Alphabet GOOGL 673,28 675,49 636,27 641,68 16.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 80,42 81,64 78,84 79,37 15.6M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33,14 33,14 31,75 31,86 15.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 50,21 50,21 48,87 49,07 13.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 43,76 44,13 43,35 43,52 12.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 67,20 67,30 66,75 66,89 12.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55,47 55,47 54,22 54,31 11.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 71,98 72,25 71,20 71,54 11.9M
Merck MRK 56,50 57,68 56,50 57,30 10.5M
Chevron CVX 87,35 88,33 85,72 86,15 9.96M
Schlumberger SLB 93,69 94,31 92,03 93,29 9.66M
Amgen AMGN 53,68 54,25 53,26 53,63 9.38M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 28,07 28,44 27,96 28,11 9.32M
Altria MO 73,15 73,15 72,12 72,22 8.51M
International Business Machines IBM 106,12 106,42 102,84 103,44 8.45M
Amazon AMZN 80,40 81,15 78,15 78,51 8.43M
Coca-Cola KO 61,30 61,75 60,75 61,36 8.27M
McDonald's MCD 57,56 57,70 56,58 56,70 8.26M
Gilead Sciences GILD 43,47 44,61 43,28 43,91 8.02M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 53,52 53,67 52,66 53,04 7.85M
Boeing BA 94,14 94,25 92,50 92,79 6.54M
Pepsico PEP 73,90 74,96 72,86 74,06 6.22M
3M MMM 81,56 81,92 80,05 80,21 3.66M
United Technologies UTX 75,69 75,83 74,72 74,92 3.66M
Union Pacific UNP 126,49 127,39 123,86 124,37 2.22M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4533,00 4589,00 4510,00 4570,00 40K
Exchange Rates of November 14, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 111,330 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0,967 CAD 1 CAD = 1,034 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,124 CHF 1 CHF = 0,890 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,427 CNY 1 CNY = 0,135 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 163,130 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,714 GBP 1 GBP = 1,401 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,636 AUD 1 AUD = 0,611 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,417 CAD 1 CAD = 0,706 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,647 CHF 1 CHF = 0,607 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,437 GBP 1 GBP = 2,287 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,002 AUD 1 AUD = 0,998 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,868 CAD 1 CAD = 1,152 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,009 CHF 1 CHF = 0,991 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,292 AUD 1 AUD = 0,436 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,985 CAD 1 CAD = 0,504 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,306 CHF 1 CHF = 0,434 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,866 CAD 1 CAD = 1,155 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1,006 CHF 1 CHF = 0,994 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,162 CHF 1 CHF = 0,861 CAD

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