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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 23.95 24.00 23.34 23.70 94.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 30.01 30.46 29.56 29.99 78.5M
Microsoft MSFT 28.09 28.25 27.82 28.25 76.7M
General Electric GE 38.11 38.64 37.72 38.45 62.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 48.08 48.29 46.15 47.01 57.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 37.04 37.99 35.91 37.24 49.8M
Pfizer PFE 23.77 24.00 23.58 23.94 48.2M
Apple AAPL 122.01 123.50 119.82 122.06 42.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19.32 19.55 19.01 19.35 36.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 82.29 84.78 81.98 84.14 36.1M
Comcast CMCSA 25.77 25.83 24.78 25.25 36M
AT&T Inc. T 38.72 39.12 37.75 39.05 35.5M
Home Depot HD 33.84 34.14 32.95 33.31 30.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 44.69 44.70 43.19 43.49 30.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 47.80 48.25 46.32 47.15 29.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 27.73 27.90 26.38 27.66 20.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 41.99 42.00 39.92 40.80 20.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 64.90 65.45 64.17 65.35 20M
ConocoPhillips COP 78.90 80.00 78.07 79.13 19.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62.49 62.98 61.35 62.02 18.3M
Amgen AMGN 49.59 50.10 48.30 50.08 17.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.19 53.75 51.75 52.73 16.5M
Merck MRK 50.08 50.26 48.60 49.62 16.4M
Chevron CVX 83.50 85.10 82.74 84.36 16.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33.38 33.55 32.30 32.68 16M
International Business Machines IBM 111.90 112.67 108.66 110.90 15.3M
Altria MO 67.40 68.47 66.76 67.59 14.6M
Coca-Cola KO 54.93 56.85 53.16 54.45 14.2M
Schlumberger SLB 88.00 91.26 87.01 88.56 13.1M
McDonald's MCD 49.16 49.20 47.33 47.57 12.2M
Alphabet GOOGL 496.21 501.00 491.65 500.04 10.9M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 49.44 49.87 48.90 49.80 9.52M
Pepsico PEP 69.68 69.82 68.28 69.38 8.67M
Gilead Sciences GILD 37.61 38.32 37.15 38.00 8.6M
United Technologies UTX 72.54 74.22 71.56 73.82 8.43M
Boeing BA 94.79 97.73 94.65 95.93 8.42M
Amazon AMZN 74.49 75.04 73.11 75.02 7.24M
3M MMM 87.00 89.11 86.03 87.83 6.14M
Union Pacific UNP 108.52 109.12 103.01 105.93 3.99M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3775.00 3950.00 3765.00 3948.00 25.8K
Exchange Rates of August 17, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114.370 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.060 CAD 1 CAD = 0.944 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.208 CHF 1 CHF = 0.828 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.595 CNY 1 CNY = 0.132 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 154.150 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.680 GBP 1 GBP = 1.471 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.689 AUD 1 AUD = 0.592 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.428 CAD 1 CAD = 0.700 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.628 CHF 1 CHF = 0.614 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.441 GBP 1 GBP = 2.268 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.095 AUD 1 AUD = 0.913 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.926 CAD 1 CAD = 1.080 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.056 CHF 1 CHF = 0.947 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.484 AUD 1 AUD = 0.403 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.100 CAD 1 CAD = 0.476 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.393 CHF 1 CHF = 0.418 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.845 CAD 1 CAD = 1.184 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.963 CHF 1 CHF = 1.039 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.139 CHF 1 CHF = 0.878 CAD

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