Financial news on March 15, 2007

Business and Financial news
4 Editors, an Art Director and a Shot at the Magazine Title

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is among the finalists announced for the National Magazine Awards, the industry’s most prestigious prize. Read more..

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE - The New York Times

Countering the Big-Bank Trend

Community banks keep financing flowing to local entrepreneurs at a time when mergers have reduced the number of banks. Read more..

By JAMES FLANIGAN - The New York Times

Enchanting TED

David Pogue touts the Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference, and urges readers to go online to get a lesson in cutting-edge technologies. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

G.M. Posts Fourth-Quarter Profit on Cost Cuts

G.M. showed its largest quarterly profit in more than two years as its restructuring plan drastically cut expenses. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Goldman Sachs Is Fined $2 Million in a Pattern of Illegal Trading

Goldman Sachs was fined $2 million by market regulators for allowing clients to make illegal short sales before stock offerings. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Loan Unit Drags Down H&R Block

While H&R Block’s tax business is showing signs of improvement, it cannot get rid of its subprime mortgage group, Option One, fast enough. Read more..

By JULIE CRESWELL - The New York Times

No Raise, but No Tears, for Warren Buffett

The chief executive at Berkshire Hathaway took home the same $100,000 in 2006 that he has been earning for 25 years. Read more..

By JEREMY W. PETERS - The New York Times

One Number That Will Ring All Your Phones

A new service called GrandCentral can unify your cellphone with phones at work and home and perform many other tricks. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Potential Jurors Know Little About Ex-Media Tycoon

Nearly all of the jurors in the Conrad M. Black trial confirmed that they knew little of him and the others accused in the trial. Read more..

By RICHARD SIKLOS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19.21 19.30 19.01 19.14 52M
Microsoft MSFT 27.32 27.47 27.20 27.28 51.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 25.70 25.93 25.62 25.81 38.3M
Pfizer PFE 24.86 25.03 24.73 24.99 38.2M
General Electric GE 34.20 34.68 34.11 34.52 35.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 16.85 16.94 16.65 16.72 24M
ExxonMobil XOM 71.00 71.24 70.40 70.69 23.5M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 33.62 34.55 33.52 34.10 20.5M
Apple AAPL 89.96 90.36 89.31 89.57 20M
AT&T Inc. T 37.04 37.20 36.68 36.94 17.4M
Altria MO 83.39 85.10 83.38 84.75 17.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 67.44 67.69 66.46 66.52 17.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 47.14 48.19 47.14 47.70 15.8M
Comcast CMCSA 25.92 25.93 25.57 25.72 13.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 45.75 46.16 45.49 46.00 13.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 39.68 39.86 39.46 39.70 12.8M
Procter & Gamble PG 61.56 62.05 61.25 61.91 12.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 36.07 36.41 35.89 36.36 11.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 26.94 27.14 26.81 27.12 11.3M
Amgen AMGN 60.55 60.94 59.79 60.01 11.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.67 54.00 53.33 53.63 10.5M
Home Depot HD 37.46 37.80 37.22 37.49 10.2M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.70 60.81 60.35 60.53 10.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33.81 34.09 33.74 33.79 10.1M
Chevron CVX 68.20 69.29 67.81 68.87 10M
Coca-Cola KO 46.95 47.13 46.68 47.08 9.53M
Merck MRK 43.16 43.28 42.87 43.19 9.18M
Alphabet GOOGL 447.86 449.82 443.94 446.19 7.88M
Schlumberger SLB 64.93 65.15 64.02 64.40 7.78M
Amazon AMZN 38.10 38.29 37.55 37.78 7.27M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 53.37 54.23 53.18 54.05 6.51M
Pepsico PEP 62.73 63.44 62.61 62.99 6.2M
International Business Machines IBM 93.40 93.97 93.10 93.45 5.91M
McDonald's MCD 43.50 43.75 43.40 43.47 5.67M
United Technologies UTX 64.66 64.85 64.11 64.40 3.97M
3M MMM 75.80 76.26 75.67 75.99 3.93M
Gilead Sciences GILD 69.66 70.23 69.36 70.12 3.72M
Boeing BA 89.98 91.06 89.57 91.04 3.51M
Union Pacific UNP 97.57 99.60 97.43 98.68 1.73M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3579.00 3579.00 3548.00 3550.00 8.5K
Exchange Rates of March 15, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117.570 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.177 CAD 1 CAD = 0.850 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.217 CHF 1 CHF = 0.821 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.744 CNY 1 CNY = 0.129 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 155.640 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.683 GBP 1 GBP = 1.464 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.676 AUD 1 AUD = 0.597 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.558 CAD 1 CAD = 0.642 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.611 CHF 1 CHF = 0.621 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.439 GBP 1 GBP = 2.279 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.076 AUD 1 AUD = 0.929 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.001 CAD 1 CAD = 0.999 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.035 CHF 1 CHF = 0.966 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.454 AUD 1 AUD = 0.408 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.280 CAD 1 CAD = 0.439 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.358 CHF 1 CHF = 0.424 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.929 CAD 1 CAD = 1.077 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.961 CHF 1 CHF = 1.041 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.034 CHF 1 CHF = 0.967 CAD

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