Financial news on January 18th, 2007

Business and Financial news
Airbus Predicts Operating Loss for 2006

Airbus warned that major production delays would probably push it to an operating loss for 2006, despite a record number of deliveries. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK - The New York Times

Appeals Court Rules for Wal-Mart in Maryland Health Care Case

The ruling throws into doubt the concept that states can compel companies to offer more generous health care. Read more..

By MICHAEL BARBARO - The New York Times

A Way to Lose the Headset and Still Make Cheap Skype Calls

Netgear’s Dual-Mode Cordless Phone with Skype mixes plain old landline communications with cutting-edge Internet calling. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Digital Music Up 80% but Shy of Lost Revenue

Sales of digitally distributed music rose about 80 percent worldwide in 2006 but failed to make up for falling sales of compact discs. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

Purging Bloat to Fashion Sleek Software

After a radical redesign, Microsoft's Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications are almost totally new programs. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Some Bling for Your Blog

Widgets offer peripheral information and fun at the side of sites. Read more..

By SCOTT KIRSNER - The New York Times

Some Signs of Economic Resilience Seen

The latest Fed survey offered further evidence that the economy is expanding at a slower pace, but one that has so far defied predictions of a sharper slowdown. Read more..

By JEREMY W. PETERS - The New York Times

Take an Internet Call and Some Notes, or Just Doodle

Nokia’s N800 Internet tablet lets you browse the Internet, send and receive e-mail, download audio and video and get R.S.S. feeds. Read more..

By IVAN BERGER - The New York Times

TJX Says Customer Data Was Stolen

The retailer that operates T. J. Maxx said that sensitive customer financial data was pilfered by identity thieves. Read more..

By BRAD STONE and ERIC DASH - The New York Times

Two Seek Large Stake in Tribune

Eli Broad and Ronald W. Burkle made a $500 million offer to become the largest shareholder in the Tribune Company. Read more..


Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO27.1327.1526.2726.4580.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17.4817.5217.1017.1261.4M
General ElectricGE38.0138.1737.2638.0041.6M
AT&T Inc.T34.6535.8134.4035.0228M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT52.4752.9251.9652.7927.2M
Home DepotHD40.4940.9440.0140.8718.8M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS35.3035.9335.2535.8516.7M
HP Inc.HPQ42.6042.7041.8442.3415.2M
International Business MachinesIBM99.7999.9598.9199.4514.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48.2048.7848.0848.3913.7M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH54.0054.6053.3653.8013.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM48.3148.5847.9248.1512.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ36.6037.6636.6037.5712.2M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY27.0027.0126.4226.6710.8M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ66.4667.9966.3067.7110.7M
Procter & GamblePG65.2565.6563.6865.548.68M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC36.2736.3936.1436.208.29M
Union PacificUNP93.2398.1593.2396.725.21M
United TechnologiesUTX64.2565.1364.0164.914.21M
Gilead SciencesGILD66.7066.9865.2766.163.66M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3630.003650.003620.503633.5010.3K
Exchange Rates of January 18th, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 121.210 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.174 CAD1 CAD = 0.852 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.247 CHF1 CHF = 0.802 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.771 CNY1 CNY = 0.129 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 157.130 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.656 GBP1 GBP = 1.523 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.642 AUD1 AUD = 0.609 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.522 CAD1 CAD = 0.657 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.616 CHF1 CHF = 0.619 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.418 GBP1 GBP = 2.395 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.044 AUD1 AUD = 0.958 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.968 CAD1 CAD = 1.033 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.028 CHF1 CHF = 0.972 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.501 AUD1 AUD = 0.400 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.318 CAD1 CAD = 0.431 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.461 CHF1 CHF = 0.406 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.926 CAD1 CAD = 1.080 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.984 CHF1 CHF = 1.017 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.062 CHF1 CHF = 0.942 CAD

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