Financial news on October 16, 2006

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By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Disney Chief’s Gift to College Draws Students’ Ire, Briefly

Students at Ithaca College planned to protest an appearance by Robert A. Iger in part because of accusations of media bias in Disney’s docudrama “The Path to 9/11.” Read more..

By SARA IVRY - The New York Times

Hedge Funds Draw Insider Scrutiny

Questions are being raised about the role hedge funds play in the flow of information on Wall Street. Read more..

By JENNY ANDERSON - The New York Times

I’ll Trade You My ‘Titanic’ for Your ‘Spider-Man’

Bartering, one of the world’s oldest forms of commerce, is finally gaining a foothold on the Internet, bolstered by sites where users trade books, albums and movies. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

It’s Not a Klimt, but the Eastern European TV Venture Is Sweet

Ronald S. Lauder, the art collector and cosmetics heir, sold half his stake in Central European Media Enterprises in August for $190 million. Read more..

By GERALDINE FABRIKANT - The New York Times

Joining the Party, Eager to Make Friends

Advertisers hope to use social networking sites to get the attention of tens of millions of young people who increasingly avoid television commercials. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

The Reporter Is Real, but the World He Covers Isn’t

Adam Pasick, a Reuters technology reporter, is heading up the news agency’s first virtual news bureau inside the online role-playing game Second Life. Read more..

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 21,93 22,03 21,56 21,61 93.6M
Microsoft MSFT 28,48 28,60 28,33 28,45 49.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24,64 24,78 24,55 24,59 39.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47,60 50,36 47,15 47,54 32.2M
General Electric GE 35,73 35,73 35,34 35,56 31.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19,10 19,13 18,98 18,99 24.3M
Pfizer PFE 27,60 27,74 27,38 27,66 20M
ExxonMobil XOM 68,45 69,88 68,42 69,83 19.6M
AT&T Inc. T 33,46 33,47 32,84 32,99 19.3M
Apple AAPL 75,19 75,88 74,79 75,40 18.2M
Home Depot HD 36,45 36,63 36,26 36,35 13.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 59,81 61,15 59,67 61,09 12.5M
McDonald's MCD 41,93 42,27 41,71 42,12 12.5M
Schlumberger SLB 59,00 60,79 58,45 60,68 11.7M
Merck MRK 43,40 44,18 43,33 43,76 11M
Amgen AMGN 72,63 72,79 71,80 72,43 9.57M
Verizon Communications VZ 37,05 37,10 36,71 37,04 9.49M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 46,80 47,37 46,77 47,17 8.89M
HP Inc. HPQ 38,86 39,11 38,69 38,76 8.78M
International Business Machines IBM 86,08 87,60 85,75 86,71 8.63M
Alphabet GOOGL 427,70 429,20 421,34 421,75 8.63M
Chevron CVX 64,41 65,20 64,18 65,05 7.81M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 47,98 48,10 47,50 47,73 7.33M
Coca-Cola KO 44,15 44,48 44,00 44,25 7.28M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 36,33 36,35 35,99 36,20 7.13M
Amazon AMZN 32,85 33,20 32,55 32,60 6.77M
Comcast CMCSA 38,37 38,54 38,04 38,21 6.68M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48,31 48,46 48,11 48,32 6.62M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65,05 65,08 64,70 64,93 6.36M
Altria MO 79,80 79,87 78,63 79,08 6.03M
Procter & Gamble PG 61,82 62,23 61,50 62,05 5.24M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 31,05 31,14 30,91 31,02 4.52M
Pepsico PEP 62,27 62,82 62,26 62,68 3.87M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24,54 24,69 24,41 24,52 3.77M
United Technologies UTX 66,50 67,47 66,44 66,79 3.46M
Gilead Sciences GILD 66,72 67,66 66,40 67,51 3.06M
Boeing BA 82,39 82,85 81,64 82,66 2.47M
3M MMM 75,60 75,99 75,34 75,75 1.93M
Union Pacific UNP 90,63 92,36 90,25 92,34 1.17M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3288,00 3305,00 3282,00 3301,00 10.9K
Exchange Rates of October 16, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 119,030 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,137 CAD 1 CAD = 0,879 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,270 CHF 1 CHF = 0,787 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,910 CNY 1 CNY = 0,126 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 149,180 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,673 GBP 1 GBP = 1,486 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,663 AUD 1 AUD = 0,601 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,425 CAD 1 CAD = 0,702 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,592 CHF 1 CHF = 0,628 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,451 GBP 1 GBP = 2,218 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,114 AUD 1 AUD = 0,897 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,955 CAD 1 CAD = 1,047 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,067 CHF 1 CHF = 0,937 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,471 AUD 1 AUD = 0,405 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,117 CAD 1 CAD = 0,472 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,365 CHF 1 CHF = 0,423 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,856 CAD 1 CAD = 1,168 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,956 CHF 1 CHF = 1,046 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,117 CHF 1 CHF = 0,895 CAD

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