Financial news on August 17, 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 17, 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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