Financial news on March 17, 2008

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By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
JPMorgan Chase JPM 37.00 41.09 37.00 40.31 125M
Microsoft MSFT 27.30 28.73 27.28 28.30 84.5M
General Electric GE 32.99 34.73 32.83 34.33 81.5M
Intel INTC 20.17 21.15 20.15 20.85 67.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.59 24.69 23.54 24.29 66.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27.11 29.31 27.10 28.78 54.7M
Pfizer PFE 20.38 20.85 20.19 20.57 46.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18.93 19.49 18.93 19.28 41M
ExxonMobil XOM 83.75 86.75 83.54 85.79 39M
Apple AAPL 122.55 128.59 122.55 126.73 38.3M
AT&T Inc. T 34.51 36.23 34.27 35.79 37.7M
Comcast CMCSA 19.02 19.30 18.46 18.85 24M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49.31 50.40 49.29 49.95 22.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.64 64.29 61.64 64.04 21.9M
Home Depot HD 25.11 26.02 24.87 25.70 21.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 75.60 76.88 74.73 75.88 21.1M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 35.86 36.72 33.73 33.84 21.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.14 21.00 20.05 20.46 19.2M
Amgen AMGN 44.40 44.68 43.02 43.08 19M
Altria MO 70.02 71.00 69.31 69.97 17.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 44.92 46.98 44.50 46.42 17.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 66.00 67.65 66.00 67.05 17.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 33.34 34.95 33.15 34.61 16.7M
Chevron CVX 83.47 84.99 82.44 84.19 15.9M
Alphabet GOOGL 427.99 433.71 412.11 419.87 15.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 50.83 52.99 50.09 52.56 15.3M
Merck MRK 40.50 42.06 40.12 41.85 15M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30.78 30.85 30.05 30.46 12.6M
Schlumberger SLB 81.74 82.80 79.88 81.23 11.9M
Coca-Cola KO 56.90 58.02 56.75 57.69 10.8M
McDonald's MCD 53.37 54.80 53.01 54.28 10.5M
Amazon AMZN 65.72 67.79 64.92 66.53 9.71M
Pepsico PEP 68.00 70.05 67.95 69.15 9.43M
International Business Machines IBM 113.00 117.04 113.00 115.55 9.28M
Gilead Sciences GILD 47.44 48.49 46.69 46.76 8.24M
United Technologies UTX 66.29 68.19 66.29 67.56 7.77M
Boeing BA 74.56 76.20 74.14 75.49 5.46M
3M MMM 75.64 79.26 75.24 78.51 5.05M
Union Pacific UNP 119.75 123.50 119.75 122.19 3.22M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4245.00 4318.00 4230.00 4245.00 28.4K
Exchange Rates of March 17, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 97.220 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0.998 CAD 1 CAD = 1.002 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.984 CHF 1 CHF = 1.016 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.083 CNY 1 CNY = 0.141 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 153.030 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.787 GBP 1 GBP = 1.271 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.711 AUD 1 AUD = 0.584 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.570 CAD 1 CAD = 0.637 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.549 CHF 1 CHF = 0.646 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.514 GBP 1 GBP = 1.946 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.118 AUD 1 AUD = 0.895 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.026 CAD 1 CAD = 0.975 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.012 CHF 1 CHF = 0.988 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.175 AUD 1 AUD = 0.460 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.996 CAD 1 CAD = 0.501 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.968 CHF 1 CHF = 0.508 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.917 CAD 1 CAD = 1.090 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.904 CHF 1 CHF = 1.106 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.986 CHF 1 CHF = 1.014 CAD

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