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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 26.58 26.94 26.49 26.85 126M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 16.52 16.64 16.10 16.33 81.2M
Intel INTC 19.92 19.96 19.49 19.51 71.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22.86 23.28 22.60 22.72 62.8M
Apple AAPL 74.60 74.98 73.29 74.10 35.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 64.73 65.27 64.42 64.65 33.5M
General Electric GE 34.90 35.00 34.72 34.85 33.4M
Pfizer PFE 28.23 28.33 28.01 28.04 27.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 58.53 58.84 58.03 58.10 17.9M
AT&T Inc. T 32.35 32.35 31.71 31.86 17.7M
Procter & Gamble PG 61.10 61.75 60.90 60.90 17.5M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30.50 30.58 30.12 30.31 17.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.64 48.84 48.15 48.22 17.1M
Comcast CMCSA 34.51 34.69 34.15 34.46 16.1M
Alphabet GOOGL 407.48 410.05 406.74 409.88 15.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46.86 47.35 46.76 46.95 15.4M
Altria MO 83.25 83.30 82.62 83.14 15.4M
Home Depot HD 37.42 37.65 36.75 37.22 14.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.01 25.10 24.87 24.92 14.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 49.30 49.87 49.25 49.48 14.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 36.48 36.88 36.11 36.18 14.3M
McDonald's MCD 37.55 37.83 37.27 37.73 13.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35.92 36.02 35.72 35.87 12.9M
Schlumberger SLB 55.15 56.63 54.73 56.28 12.5M
Chevron CVX 62.06 62.09 61.24 61.79 10.5M
Amazon AMZN 31.90 32.74 31.58 32.52 10.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 36.05 36.09 35.55 35.81 10M
Amgen AMGN 69.86 70.02 69.14 69.77 9.86M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63.60 64.14 63.60 63.79 9.66M
International Business Machines IBM 83.21 83.59 82.79 82.94 8.2M
Coca-Cola KO 44.70 44.83 44.47 44.60 7.92M
Merck MRK 41.20 41.46 40.96 41.10 7.72M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 52.04 52.38 51.90 52.21 5.92M
Gilead Sciences GILD 63.84 64.91 63.78 64.75 5.86M
Pepsico PEP 64.70 65.12 64.65 65.03 5.79M
3M MMM 74.25 74.70 74.02 74.14 5.66M
United Technologies UTX 63.85 64.74 63.46 64.61 5.66M
Boeing BA 75.56 76.00 74.73 75.01 4.11M
Union Pacific UNP 85.55 85.79 83.69 83.80 1.9M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3225.00 3238.00 3215.00 3215.00 8.6K
Exchange Rates of September 15, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117.540 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.119 CAD 1 CAD = 0.894 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.256 CHF 1 CHF = 0.796 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.944 CNY 1 CNY = 0.126 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 148.820 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.673 GBP 1 GBP = 1.485 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.681 AUD 1 AUD = 0.595 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.417 CAD 1 CAD = 0.706 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.590 CHF 1 CHF = 0.629 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.452 GBP 1 GBP = 2.211 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.129 AUD 1 AUD = 0.886 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.952 CAD 1 CAD = 1.051 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.068 CHF 1 CHF = 0.936 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.497 AUD 1 AUD = 0.400 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.105 CAD 1 CAD = 0.475 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.360 CHF 1 CHF = 0.424 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.842 CAD 1 CAD = 1.188 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.945 CHF 1 CHF = 1.058 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.121 CHF 1 CHF = 0.892 CAD

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