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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO20,4520,8520,2920,6572.5M
IntelINTC18,1718,1817,9418,1350M
MicrosoftMSFT24,5524,6524,4424,6249M
Oracle Corp.ORCL15,4715,7515,4315,7247.8M
AppleAAPL65,3466,5064,8066,4530.8M
ExxonMobilXOM69,9069,9268,1768,6927.3M
PfizerPFE26,1726,4926,1326,4022M
Home DepotHD34,5034,7533,7534,4421M
General ElectricGE33,1933,2833,0433,2020.3M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT44,8044,8944,0544,3818.6M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY20,6620,8520,5520,7916.9M
HP Inc.HPQ33,7034,1433,5633,9916.9M
AlphabetGOOGL374,11381,67372,60380,9713.4M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM44,1545,1144,1545,0411.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ33,9634,4333,7534,3911M
AT&T Inc.T30,4030,5030,1430,3610.9M
MerckMRK40,9541,4040,8840,959.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT48,3548,6948,1948,669.52M
AmgenAMGN66,4166,7664,9665,699.37M
AmazonAMZN26,9727,8626,6227,778.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35,8435,8534,9534,978.05M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29,6529,7629,4829,647.61M
ChevronCVX67,7567,7566,5066,867.28M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64,0064,4863,8564,417.19M
Procter & GamblePG60,3760,6260,1060,446.94M
ConocoPhillipsCOP67,9067,9066,4166,976.68M
ComcastCMCSA34,7534,7534,3734,696.44M
International Business MachinesIBM76,9077,1476,3177,085.99M
SchlumbergerSLB63,0163,7862,4263,565.43M
Coca-ColaKO44,2444,3544,1144,324.75M
AltriaMO81,2481,2580,6480,964.66M
3MMMM69,4969,8469,1969,784.65M
McDonald'sMCD35,1835,5734,9335,504.61M
PepsicoPEP63,9964,0063,4263,594.44M
Gilead SciencesGILD62,4162,7961,3262,223.92M
BoeingBA76,0076,7075,6976,583.52M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH48,1948,2947,7548,133.07M
United TechnologiesUTX61,0861,5560,7560,762.04M
Union PacificUNP80,5082,1280,2382,121.47M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3075,003088,003066,003078,0015.6K
Exchange Rates of August 15, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 116,070 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,122 CAD1 CAD = 0,891 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,237 CHF1 CHF = 0,808 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 8,002 CNY1 CNY = 0,125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 148,390 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,675 GBP1 GBP = 1,482 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,671 AUD1 AUD = 0,599 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,434 CAD1 CAD = 0,697 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,581 CHF1 CHF = 0,632 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,455 GBP1 GBP = 2,200 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,125 AUD1 AUD = 0,889 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,966 CAD1 CAD = 1,035 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,065 CHF1 CHF = 0,939 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,475 AUD1 AUD = 0,404 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,125 CAD1 CAD = 0,471 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,342 CHF1 CHF = 0,427 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,858 CAD1 CAD = 1,166 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,946 CHF1 CHF = 1,057 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,102 CHF1 CHF = 0,907 CAD

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