Financial news on July 18, 2006

Business and Financial news
A Professional Vacationer Goes on Safari

MY business trips are vacations. Read more..

By FRANCESCO GALLI ZUGARO - The New York Times

Dr. Z Steps In Where Iacocca Once Trod

An offbeat campaign from DaimlerChrysler features Dieter Zetsche, the company’s German chief executive. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Earnings at Philips Exceed Expectations

Royal Philips Electronics reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings and revenue growth on sales of medical imaging equipment. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Maybe We Should Leave That Up to the Computer

A professor has been studying the decisions that managers make, and is convinced that computer models can do a better job of it. Read more..

By DOUGLAS HEINGARTNER - The New York Times

Robert H. Brooks, 69, Owner of Hooters Restaurant Chain, Is Dead

Robert H. Brooks was the self-styled “Worldwide Wing Commander” of Hooters restaurants, known for spicy chicken wings and spicier waitresses. Read more..

By DOUGLAS MARTIN - The New York Times

Times to Reduce Page Size and Close a Plant in 2008

The newspaper will be narrower by one and a half inches, resulting in a loss of 5 percent of the space the paper devotes to news. Read more..

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE - The New York Times

World Cup and Mexican Food Buoy McDonald’s Quarter Profit

World Cup marketing increased revenue in Europe and the company sold shares of the Chipotle Mexican Grill. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 17.95 18.27 17.63 18.21 69M
Microsoft MSFT 22.59 22.76 22.48 22.74 65M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14.39 14.81 14.35 14.72 52.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 18.03 18.17 17.51 17.88 48M
Apple AAPL 53.16 53.85 51.85 52.90 35.7M
Pfizer PFE 22.51 22.76 22.33 22.58 26.8M
General Electric GE 32.36 32.49 32.25 32.46 26.3M
Home Depot HD 33.50 33.57 32.85 33.13 24.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 64.48 64.94 63.95 64.61 21.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 42.76 43.23 42.31 43.17 20.4M
Alphabet GOOGL 409.75 410.57 397.74 403.05 17.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44.50 44.93 44.10 44.70 15.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 30.80 31.28 30.44 30.95 14.1M
Schlumberger SLB 64.35 65.15 61.57 62.65 13.4M
Coca-Cola KO 43.60 43.72 43.07 43.55 12M
AT&T Inc. T 26.75 27.08 26.67 26.99 11.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 65.74 66.00 64.50 65.42 11.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 28.47 29.14 28.32 29.10 11M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 40.73 41.11 40.52 40.71 10.8M
United Technologies UTX 59.50 59.79 58.22 58.88 9.86M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47.99 48.81 47.38 48.40 9.17M
Chevron CVX 65.68 66.07 64.79 65.55 8.68M
International Business Machines IBM 73.70 75.42 72.73 74.26 8.67M
Comcast CMCSA 31.69 32.06 31.62 31.97 8.56M
McDonald's MCD 34.95 35.16 34.57 34.81 8.33M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.80 61.02 59.68 60.60 8.3M
Pepsico PEP 62.30 63.25 62.28 63.21 8.06M
Amgen AMGN 64.42 64.62 63.52 64.18 8.06M
Verizon Communications VZ 31.57 31.90 31.36 31.58 7.79M
Merck MRK 36.37 36.94 36.27 36.69 7.48M
Procter & Gamble PG 55.65 55.92 55.40 55.50 7.12M
Altria MO 76.70 77.59 76.31 77.54 7.02M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 68.00 68.87 67.85 68.25 5.64M
Gilead Sciences GILD 59.76 60.68 59.27 60.25 5.63M
3M MMM 70.90 71.03 70.49 70.85 5.28M
Amazon AMZN 33.65 34.29 32.96 33.49 5.22M
Boeing BA 79.65 80.26 77.97 79.17 4.31M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.60 24.80 24.34 24.63 3.96M
Union Pacific UNP 84.75 86.56 84.75 86.39 1.84M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3010.00 3018.00 2995.00 3013.00 9.9K
Exchange Rates of July 18, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117.290 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.136 CAD 1 CAD = 0.880 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.252 CHF 1 CHF = 0.799 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8.004 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 146.640 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.685 GBP 1 GBP = 1.460 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.674 AUD 1 AUD = 0.597 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.421 CAD 1 CAD = 0.704 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.566 CHF 1 CHF = 0.639 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.445 AUD 1 AUD = 0.409 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.074 CAD 1 CAD = 0.482 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.286 CHF 1 CHF = 0.437 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.848 CAD 1 CAD = 1.179 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.935 CHF 1 CHF = 1.070 AUD

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