Financial news on April 18, 2006

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By HEATHER TIMMONS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC19.2419.4818.6019.3978.1M
MicrosoftMSFT26.9027.5026.8227.2256.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO20.9421.5020.7321.4750.5M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH52.6552.9349.5149.6741.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL13.7514.0113.6914.0041.1M
General ElectricGE33.5233.9733.2133.8733.3M
AppleAAPL65.0066.4764.7966.2228.4M
PfizerPFE24.4524.9324.4224.9325.6M
ExxonMobilXOM62.4963.8062.4563.5422.3M
ComcastCMCSA28.2229.0528.1528.8321.4M
AlphabetGOOGL407.54409.83401.50404.2416.3M
AT&T Inc.T25.5926.0225.4525.9415.6M
ConocoPhillipsCOP69.1570.8168.9870.6415M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ57.7058.1457.6758.1312.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ32.6033.3832.6033.2012.5M
HP Inc.HPQ32.0533.6532.0033.4811.6M
Procter & GamblePG55.9456.3755.8455.8511.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM42.1442.7542.0742.6011.1M
SchlumbergerSLB63.2064.6663.1164.4810.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT46.1446.5246.0746.4010.5M
AmgenAMGN69.9471.2069.6070.9710.5M
Home DepotHD40.3741.4440.2441.329.38M
AltriaMO68.7069.5268.4069.449.27M
ChevronCVX59.8560.9659.8560.879.22M
MerckMRK33.7334.4933.7234.489.1M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT41.0741.7541.0741.689.04M
International Business MachinesIBM81.8983.5381.7083.317.91M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24.4724.9024.4724.837.57M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS27.7428.1927.7028.097.36M
United TechnologiesUTX57.7559.0557.0558.906.1M
Coca-ColaKO41.0541.4941.0541.305.76M
Gilead SciencesGILD61.3162.4860.7661.845.6M
McDonald'sMCD34.3234.6834.1134.485.44M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC64.3965.1863.8065.065.22M
AmazonAMZN35.4836.4535.2036.284.6M
3MMMM80.3682.2080.3481.594.37M
BoeingBA82.3583.3781.8883.304.34M
PepsicoPEP57.7958.2957.5558.083.29M
Union PacificUNP92.6996.0092.6995.981.69M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2862.002870.002839.002850.0045.7K
Exchange Rates of April 18, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 117.060 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.140 CAD1 CAD = 0.877 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.267 CHF1 CHF = 0.789 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 8.022 CNY1 CNY = 0.125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 144.700 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.693 GBP1 GBP = 1.443 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.665 AUD1 AUD = 0.601 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.409 CAD1 CAD = 0.710 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.567 CHF1 CHF = 0.638 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.401 AUD1 AUD = 0.417 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.033 CAD1 CAD = 0.492 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.260 CHF1 CHF = 0.443 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.846 CAD1 CAD = 1.182 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.941 CHF1 CHF = 1.063 AUD

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