Financial news on September 15, 2006

Business and Financial news
AOL Vice Chairman to Give Up Division Presidency at Year-End

Ted Leonsis, a top leader at AOL for 13 years, will give up his management role but remain vice chairman of the company. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

Billionaire in Mexico Settles Case With S.E.C.

Billionaire tycoon Ricardo Salinas Pliego and the S.E.C. reached a settlement in the first lawsuit against a foreign company under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Read more..

By ELISABETH MALKIN - The New York Times

Changing Its Tune

Woes in the radio industry have spurred a new wave of deal-making as broadcast radio scrambles to regain its groove. Read more..

By RICHARD SIKLOS - The New York Times

Document Could Alter KPMG Case

An I.R.S. document indicates that KPMG did not have to register questionable tax shelters, undermining a major claim in the case against 18 former tax professionals. Read more..

By LYNNLEY BROWNING - The New York Times

Ford Offering 75,000 Employees Buyout Packages

The U.A.W. agreed on a program to offer buyouts of up to $140,000 each to all of Ford’s hourly workers in the U.S. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD and NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

ICE to Acquire New York Trade Board

The move will allow Intercontinental Exchange to expand into nonenergy commodities for the first time. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Music Player From Microsoft Offers Wireless Song-Sharing

Microsoft said its Zune music player will include wireless technology that will allow owners to share songs and playlists easily. Read more..

By LAURIE J. FLYNN - The New York Times

Reports Say H.P. Relied on Boston Security Unit

Hewlett-Packard’s use of a Boston-based group to investigate suspected news leaks provides an intriguing geographic link for prosecutors. Read more..

By DAMON DARLIN and MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT26,5826,9426,4926,85126M
Oracle Corp.ORCL16,5216,6416,1016,3381.2M
IntelINTC19,9219,9619,4919,5171.5M
Cisco SystemsCSCO22,8623,2822,6022,7262.8M
AppleAAPL74,6074,9873,2974,1035.1M
ExxonMobilXOM64,7365,2764,4264,6533.5M
General ElectricGE34,9035,0034,7234,8533.4M
PfizerPFE28,2328,3328,0128,0427.6M
ConocoPhillipsCOP58,5358,8458,0358,1017.9M
AT&T Inc.T32,3532,3531,7131,8617.7M
Procter & GamblePG61,1061,7560,9060,9017.5M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30,5030,5830,1230,3117.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48,6448,8448,1548,2217.1M
ComcastCMCSA34,5134,6934,1534,4616.1M
AlphabetGOOGL407,48410,05406,74409,8815.7M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM46,8647,3546,7646,9515.4M
AltriaMO83,2583,3082,6283,1415.4M
Home DepotHD37,4237,6536,7537,2214.9M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25,0125,1024,8724,9214.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT49,3049,8749,2549,4814.5M
HP Inc.HPQ36,4836,8836,1136,1814.3M
McDonald'sMCD37,5537,8337,2737,7313.1M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35,9236,0235,7235,8712.9M
SchlumbergerSLB55,1556,6354,7356,2812.5M
ChevronCVX62,0662,0961,2461,7910.5M
AmazonAMZN31,9032,7431,5832,5210.3M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ36,0536,0935,5535,8110M
AmgenAMGN69,8670,0269,1469,779.86M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ63,6064,1463,6063,799.66M
International Business MachinesIBM83,2183,5982,7982,948.2M
Coca-ColaKO44,7044,8344,4744,607.92M
MerckMRK41,2041,4640,9641,107.72M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH52,0452,3851,9052,215.92M
Gilead SciencesGILD63,8464,9163,7864,755.86M
PepsicoPEP64,7065,1264,6565,035.79M
3MMMM74,2574,7074,0274,145.66M
United TechnologiesUTX63,8564,7463,4664,615.66M
BoeingBA75,5676,0074,7375,014.11M
Union PacificUNP85,5585,7983,6983,801.9M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3225,003238,003215,003215,008.6K
Exchange Rates of September 15, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 117,540 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,119 CAD1 CAD = 0,894 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,256 CHF1 CHF = 0,796 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,944 CNY1 CNY = 0,126 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 148,820 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,673 GBP1 GBP = 1,485 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,681 AUD1 AUD = 0,595 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,417 CAD1 CAD = 0,706 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,590 CHF1 CHF = 0,629 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,452 GBP1 GBP = 2,211 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,129 AUD1 AUD = 0,886 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,952 CAD1 CAD = 1,051 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,068 CHF1 CHF = 0,936 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,497 AUD1 AUD = 0,400 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,105 CAD1 CAD = 0,475 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,360 CHF1 CHF = 0,424 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,842 CAD1 CAD = 1,188 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,945 CHF1 CHF = 1,058 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,121 CHF1 CHF = 0,892 CAD

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