Financial news on July 17, 2006

Business and Financial news
Airbus Offers Guided Tour of a Fiasco

Airbus plans to disclose details of a radically redesigned midsize plane on Monday — a $10 billion project that will compete with Boeing’s 787. Read more..

By MARK LANDLER - The New York Times

BBC Presses for Financing, and Its Detractors Cry Foul

The license fee that every British television owner must pay to finance the BBC's operations is under review by the government. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

Coors Chairman Charged With Driving Drunk

Coors Chairman Charged. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Couric Listens, but Who Will Watch?

It is clear that the battle that Katie Couric will be confronting this fall is less uphill than up against a wall. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

For CBS’s Fall Lineup, Check Inside Your Refrigerator

CBS plans to announce Monday that it will place laser imprints of its trademark eye insignia, as well as logos for some of its shows, on some 35 million eggs. Read more..

By DAVID S. JOACHIM - The New York Times

Hospital Chiefs Get Paid for Advice on Selling

For a fee, executives at some of America’s leading nonprofit hospitals talk privately with hospital suppliers. Read more..

By WALT BOGDANICH - The New York Times

How Far Would You Drive to Avoid a Rental-Car Tax?

A new study by the nation’s largest car rental company shows that people will go miles out of their way to avoid a $4-a-day tax on rental cars. Read more..

By DAVID CAY JOHNSTON - The New York Times

On Second Thought, It Looks Good on You

Though more accepting of a larger body size, Americans still feel a compulsion to diet. Read more..

By ALEX MINDLIN - The New York Times

Stock Offerings This Week

The following equity and convertible debt offerings are expected this week:. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 17.84 18.12 17.67 17.84 63.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17.97 18.27 17.86 17.97 42.1M
Microsoft MSFT 22.29 22.61 22.26 22.48 37.1M
Apple AAPL 51.73 53.11 51.65 52.37 36.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14.24 14.47 14.22 14.42 32.5M
Pfizer PFE 22.42 22.66 22.28 22.41 23.6M
General Electric GE 32.08 32.43 32.08 32.36 23.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 64.50 64.90 63.57 64.00 19.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 43.23 43.93 42.72 43.02 17.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 66.60 67.21 64.55 65.15 14.5M
Home Depot HD 33.93 34.47 33.40 33.60 14.1M
McDonald's MCD 34.00 34.96 33.79 34.72 12.8M
AT&T Inc. T 26.70 26.80 26.58 26.75 12.2M
Schlumberger SLB 67.08 67.44 63.47 63.78 12M
Alphabet GOOGL 404.63 411.00 403.72 407.89 11.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 30.78 31.47 30.62 31.20 10.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 40.81 40.94 40.40 40.73 10.8M
Chevron CVX 65.71 66.34 64.53 64.87 10.7M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 28.16 28.60 28.15 28.60 10.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 43.90 44.57 43.90 44.48 9.87M
Comcast CMCSA 31.00 31.99 31.00 31.84 9.11M
Verizon Communications VZ 31.71 31.77 31.37 31.58 7.65M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.55 61.30 60.55 60.91 7.28M
Amazon AMZN 32.79 33.93 32.79 33.67 7.2M
United Technologies UTX 58.81 59.65 57.45 57.96 7.13M
Merck MRK 36.42 36.50 35.89 36.37 6.9M
International Business Machines IBM 73.34 73.94 73.20 73.70 6.82M
Altria MO 77.20 77.78 76.49 76.95 6.54M
Procter & Gamble PG 55.63 56.17 55.55 55.82 6.17M
Pepsico PEP 61.40 62.35 61.34 62.28 5.65M
Coca-Cola KO 42.56 42.83 42.54 42.70 5.59M
Amgen AMGN 64.06 65.17 64.04 64.56 5.57M
3M MMM 71.20 71.49 70.17 70.66 5.18M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47.32 48.40 47.27 47.65 4.74M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 67.78 68.95 67.75 68.55 4.74M
Boeing BA 78.12 79.77 77.80 78.95 4.52M
Gilead Sciences GILD 59.71 60.50 59.25 59.40 3.64M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.70 24.85 24.50 24.66 2.9M
Union Pacific UNP 85.65 86.48 84.59 84.66 1.58M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2986.00 3013.00 2982.00 3007.00 8.3K
Exchange Rates of July 17, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117.110 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.136 CAD 1 CAD = 0.881 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.248 CHF 1 CHF = 0.801 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.998 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 146.620 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.688 GBP 1 GBP = 1.453 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.674 AUD 1 AUD = 0.597 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.422 CAD 1 CAD = 0.703 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.562 CHF 1 CHF = 0.640 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.434 AUD 1 AUD = 0.411 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.066 CAD 1 CAD = 0.484 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.270 CHF 1 CHF = 0.441 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.849 CAD 1 CAD = 1.178 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.932 CHF 1 CHF = 1.073 AUD

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