Financial news on March 17th, 2006

Business and Financial news
C.E.O. in Strip Club Scandal Gets Parting Gift

Footnoted.org unearthed the latest Savvis 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which disclosed that Mr. McCormick was paid the prorated bonus as part of his separation agreement. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

On Politics, Hedge Fund Managers Tip Their Hands

The hedge fund industry is not just getting bigger and richer; it is also getting more politically active. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT27,3827,6627,2727,50121M
IntelINTC19,7419,7719,4019,54111M
Oracle Corp.ORCL13,5513,7213,4213,6070.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO21,4621,6821,1521,6262.1M
General ElectricGE34,5534,7634,4034,5140.6M
PfizerPFE26,2026,4826,0926,3932.1M
AppleAAPL64,7465,5464,1164,6629M
ExxonMobilXOM61,8061,8060,9961,0526.9M
AT&T Inc.T27,2027,2526,8727,0021.6M
AmgenAMGN73,6973,8472,5273,2519.7M
Procter & GamblePG59,3959,4058,8559,1017.4M
AlphabetGOOGL338,94341,78334,93339,7917.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ34,6634,8334,2734,4116.3M
ComcastCMCSA27,2327,3826,8326,9015M
HP Inc.HPQ34,0034,2033,8834,1614.6M
Home DepotHD42,9743,0142,7042,9013.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM41,3541,5041,2541,4013M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT46,5046,7946,2946,6912.4M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60,4060,4060,1560,3411.5M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT45,2045,4744,9245,1810.5M
ConocoPhillipsCOP62,6162,8061,1561,3610.5M
AltriaMO73,8574,0173,4773,559.61M
ChevronCVX57,9858,0457,0257,189.39M
MerckMRK35,4735,6935,3535,648.74M
Coca-ColaKO42,6942,8442,5842,798.25M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS28,7928,8028,5428,648.09M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22,9823,0422,7722,927.67M
AmazonAMZN36,7536,9835,8535,996.89M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH56,9056,9156,1556,696.65M
International Business MachinesIBM83,2883,4182,8283,306.41M
SchlumbergerSLB123,00124,80122,42123,256.13M
McDonald'sMCD35,2435,2535,0035,105.98M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC65,2965,3264,9565,064.89M
United TechnologiesUTX58,6859,1758,5058,804.79M
BoeingBA77,2078,0877,0577,854.54M
PepsicoPEP60,0960,1159,7360,064.09M
3MMMM75,3075,4574,7574,794.05M
Gilead SciencesGILD62,9163,7162,6863,313.95M
Union PacificUNP90,5391,9990,0291,071.55M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2970,002972,002943,002961,0027.8K
Exchange Rates of March 17th, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 115,820 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,158 CAD1 CAD = 0,863 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,289 CHF1 CHF = 0,776 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 8,029 CNY1 CNY = 0,125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 141,230 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,694 GBP1 GBP = 1,441 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,677 AUD1 AUD = 0,596 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,413 CAD1 CAD = 0,708 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,572 CHF1 CHF = 0,636 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,417 AUD1 AUD = 0,414 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,035 CAD1 CAD = 0,491 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,265 CHF1 CHF = 0,441 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,842 CAD1 CAD = 1,188 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,937 CHF1 CHF = 1,067 AUD

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