Financial news on March 17, 2008

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Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
JPMorgan ChaseJPM37,0041,0937,0040,31125M
MicrosoftMSFT27,3028,7327,2828,3084.5M
General ElectricGE32,9934,7332,8334,3381.5M
IntelINTC20,1721,1520,1520,8567.5M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23,5924,6923,5424,2966.4M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC27,1129,3127,1028,7854.7M
PfizerPFE20,3820,8520,1920,5746.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL18,9319,4918,9319,2841M
ExxonMobilXOM83,7586,7583,5485,7939M
AppleAAPL122,55128,59122,55126,7338.3M
AT&T Inc.T34,5136,2334,2735,7937.7M
ComcastCMCSA19,0219,3018,4618,8524M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT49,3150,4049,2949,9522.1M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ61,6464,2961,6464,0421.9M
Home DepotHD25,1126,0224,8725,7021.9M
ConocoPhillipsCOP75,6076,8874,7375,8821.1M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH35,8636,7233,7333,8421.1M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY20,1421,0020,0520,4619.2M
AmgenAMGN44,4044,6843,0243,0819M
AltriaMO70,0271,0069,3169,9717.6M
HP Inc.HPQ44,9246,9844,5046,4217.5M
Procter & GamblePG66,0067,6566,0067,0517.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ33,3434,9533,1534,6116.7M
ChevronCVX83,4784,9982,4484,1915.9M
AlphabetGOOGL427,99433,71412,11419,8715.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT50,8352,9950,0952,5615.3M
MerckMRK40,5042,0640,1241,8515M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30,7830,8530,0530,4612.6M
SchlumbergerSLB81,7482,8079,8881,2311.9M
Coca-ColaKO56,9058,0256,7557,6910.8M
McDonald'sMCD53,3754,8053,0154,2810.5M
AmazonAMZN65,7267,7964,9266,539.71M
PepsicoPEP68,0070,0567,9569,159.43M
International Business MachinesIBM113,00117,04113,00115,559.28M
Gilead SciencesGILD47,4448,4946,6946,768.24M
United TechnologiesUTX66,2968,1966,2967,567.77M
BoeingBA74,5676,2074,1475,495.46M
3MMMM75,6479,2675,2478,515.05M
Union PacificUNP119,75123,50119,75122,193.22M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4245,004318,004230,004245,0028.4K
Exchange Rates of March 17, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 97,220 JPY1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0,998 CAD1 CAD = 1,002 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0,984 CHF1 CHF = 1,016 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,083 CNY1 CNY = 0,141 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 153,030 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,787 GBP1 GBP = 1,271 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,711 AUD1 AUD = 0,584 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,570 CAD1 CAD = 0,637 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,549 CHF1 CHF = 0,646 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,514 GBP1 GBP = 1,946 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,118 AUD1 AUD = 0,895 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,026 CAD1 CAD = 0,975 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,012 CHF1 CHF = 0,988 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,175 AUD1 AUD = 0,460 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,996 CAD1 CAD = 0,501 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,968 CHF1 CHF = 0,508 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,917 CAD1 CAD = 1,090 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,904 CHF1 CHF = 1,106 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,986 CHF1 CHF = 1,014 CAD

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