Financial news on August 15, 2006

Business and Financial news
Agencies Are Watching as Ads Go Online

Ad agencies are becoming used to having their work transformed from a polished spot into a mock ad on YouTube. Read more..

By JULIE BOSMAN - The New York Times

Maybe the Toughest Job Aloft

Flight attendants, whose profession was once considered glamorous, have seen workloads and stress levels rise, but not their pay. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

Memo Pad

SLOWING DEMAND FOR AIR TRAVEL United States airlines carried 301.9 million passengers domestically and internationally during the first five months of this year, an increase of only 0.9 percent over the period last year, according to the Bureau of... Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Move in India to Ban Coke and Pepsi Worries Industry

Industry groups are concerned that the bans could harm the country’s image as an attractive place for foreign investment. Read more..

By SARITHA RAI - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 20.45 20.85 20.29 20.65 72.5M
Intel INTC 18.17 18.18 17.94 18.13 50M
Microsoft MSFT 24.55 24.65 24.44 24.62 49M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 15.47 15.75 15.43 15.72 47.8M
Apple AAPL 65.34 66.50 64.80 66.45 30.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 69.90 69.92 68.17 68.69 27.3M
Pfizer PFE 26.17 26.49 26.13 26.40 22M
Home Depot HD 34.50 34.75 33.75 34.44 21M
General Electric GE 33.19 33.28 33.04 33.20 20.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 44.80 44.89 44.05 44.38 18.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.66 20.85 20.55 20.79 16.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 33.70 34.14 33.56 33.99 16.9M
Alphabet GOOGL 374.11 381.67 372.60 380.97 13.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44.15 45.11 44.15 45.04 11.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 33.96 34.43 33.75 34.39 11M
AT&T Inc. T 30.40 30.50 30.14 30.36 10.9M
Merck MRK 40.95 41.40 40.88 40.95 9.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 48.35 48.69 48.19 48.66 9.52M
Amgen AMGN 66.41 66.76 64.96 65.69 9.37M
Amazon AMZN 26.97 27.86 26.62 27.77 8.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35.84 35.85 34.95 34.97 8.05M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.65 29.76 29.48 29.64 7.61M
Chevron CVX 67.75 67.75 66.50 66.86 7.28M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.00 64.48 63.85 64.41 7.19M
Procter & Gamble PG 60.37 60.62 60.10 60.44 6.94M
ConocoPhillips COP 67.90 67.90 66.41 66.97 6.68M
Comcast CMCSA 34.75 34.75 34.37 34.69 6.44M
International Business Machines IBM 76.90 77.14 76.31 77.08 5.99M
Schlumberger SLB 63.01 63.78 62.42 63.56 5.43M
Coca-Cola KO 44.24 44.35 44.11 44.32 4.75M
Altria MO 81.24 81.25 80.64 80.96 4.66M
3M MMM 69.49 69.84 69.19 69.78 4.65M
McDonald's MCD 35.18 35.57 34.93 35.50 4.61M
Pepsico PEP 63.99 64.00 63.42 63.59 4.44M
Gilead Sciences GILD 62.41 62.79 61.32 62.22 3.92M
Boeing BA 76.00 76.70 75.69 76.58 3.52M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 48.19 48.29 47.75 48.13 3.07M
United Technologies UTX 61.08 61.55 60.75 60.76 2.04M
Union Pacific UNP 80.50 82.12 80.23 82.12 1.47M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3075.00 3088.00 3066.00 3078.00 15.6K
Exchange Rates of August 15, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 116.070 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.122 CAD 1 CAD = 0.891 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.237 CHF 1 CHF = 0.808 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8.002 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 148.390 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.675 GBP 1 GBP = 1.482 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.671 AUD 1 AUD = 0.599 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.434 CAD 1 CAD = 0.697 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.581 CHF 1 CHF = 0.632 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.455 GBP 1 GBP = 2.200 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.125 AUD 1 AUD = 0.889 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.966 CAD 1 CAD = 1.035 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.065 CHF 1 CHF = 0.939 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.475 AUD 1 AUD = 0.404 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.125 CAD 1 CAD = 0.471 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.342 CHF 1 CHF = 0.427 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.858 CAD 1 CAD = 1.166 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.946 CHF 1 CHF = 1.057 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.102 CHF 1 CHF = 0.907 CAD

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