Financial news on August 17th, 2007

Business and Financial news
Britain: Retail Sales Post Gain

Retail sales in Britain unexpectedly rose in July by the most in five months as price cuts by stores lured shoppers. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Error in Skype’s Software Shuts Down Phone Service

Skype’s 220 million users, some of them small businesses that had given up their landlines, were left without a way to call colleagues, customers and friends. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC23.9524.0023.3423.7094.4M
Cisco SystemsCSCO30.0130.4629.5629.9978.5M
MicrosoftMSFT28.0928.2527.8228.2576.7M
General ElectricGE38.1138.6437.7238.4562.4M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM48.0848.2946.1547.0157.9M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC37.0437.9935.9137.2449.8M
PfizerPFE23.7724.0023.5823.9448.2M
AppleAAPL122.01123.50119.82122.0642.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL19.3219.5519.0119.3536.2M
ExxonMobilXOM82.2984.7881.9884.1436.1M
ComcastCMCSA25.7725.8324.7825.2536M
AT&T Inc.T38.7239.1237.7539.0535.5M
Home DepotHD33.8434.1432.9533.3130.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT44.6944.7043.1943.4930.4M
HP Inc.HPQ47.8048.2546.3247.1529.6M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY27.7327.9026.3827.6620.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ41.9942.0039.9240.8020.1M
Procter & GamblePG64.9065.4564.1765.3520M
ConocoPhillipsCOP78.9080.0078.0779.1319.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ62.4962.9861.3562.0218.3M
AmgenAMGN49.5950.1048.3050.0817.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53.1953.7551.7552.7316.5M
MerckMRK50.0850.2648.6049.6216.4M
ChevronCVX83.5085.1082.7484.3616.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS33.3833.5532.3032.6816M
International Business MachinesIBM111.90112.67108.66110.9015.3M
AltriaMO67.4068.4766.7667.5914.6M
Coca-ColaKO54.9356.8553.1654.4514.2M
SchlumbergerSLB88.0091.2687.0188.5613.1M
McDonald'sMCD49.1649.2047.3347.5712.2M
AlphabetGOOGL496.21501.00491.65500.0410.9M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH49.4449.8748.9049.809.52M
PepsicoPEP69.6869.8268.2869.388.67M
Gilead SciencesGILD37.6138.3237.1538.008.6M
United TechnologiesUTX72.5474.2271.5673.828.43M
BoeingBA94.7997.7394.6595.938.42M
AmazonAMZN74.4975.0473.1175.027.24M
3MMMM87.0089.1186.0387.836.14M
Union PacificUNP108.52109.12103.01105.933.99M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3775.003950.003765.003948.0025.8K
Exchange Rates of August 17th, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 114.370 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.060 CAD1 CAD = 0.944 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.208 CHF1 CHF = 0.828 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.595 CNY1 CNY = 0.132 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 154.150 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.680 GBP1 GBP = 1.471 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.689 AUD1 AUD = 0.592 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.428 CAD1 CAD = 0.700 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.628 CHF1 CHF = 0.614 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.441 GBP1 GBP = 2.268 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.095 AUD1 AUD = 0.913 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.926 CAD1 CAD = 1.080 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.056 CHF1 CHF = 0.947 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.484 AUD1 AUD = 0.403 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.100 CAD1 CAD = 0.476 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.393 CHF1 CHF = 0.418 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.845 CAD1 CAD = 1.184 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.963 CHF1 CHF = 1.039 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.139 CHF1 CHF = 0.878 CAD

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