Financial news on July 19, 2006

Business and Financial news
Competitors Concerned After the Arrest of a Major Figure in Internet Gambling

The arrest by the U.S. of the chief of a British bookmaking company sent shares of the industry’s biggest names plummeting. Read more..

By HEATHER TIMMONS - The New York Times

Downloading Service to Allow Film Watching on TV Screens

Several large studios will start letting people create DVD’s of movies using a new feature of CinemaNow, an online movie-downloading site. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

For the Osprey Hybrid Aircraft, Zigzags to Cap 20 Years of Zigzags

Bell Helicopter and the Boeing Company hope the V-22 Osprey’s debut will erase memories of the aircraft’s troubled history. Read more..

By LESLIE WAYNE - The New York Times

Goldman Shuffles Several Top Positions

By Dow Jones/AP. Read more..

By DOW JONES/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

I.B.M. Reports Strong Profit, but Services Unit Struggles

In after-hours trading, I.B.M.’s stock rose $1.06 a share, after closing the regular session at $75.26 a share, up 56 cents. Read more..

By LAURIE J. FLYNN - The New York Times

Late Surge Helps Market Stop 4-Day Slide

Oil prices dropped, Coca-Cola’s profit surpassed estimates and United Technologies raised its full-year earnings forecast. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Pair Atop EADS Promise Needed Repairs

Louis Gallois and Thomas Enders pledged to increase transparency with customers and end internal strife at the company. Read more..

By LESLIE WAYNE and MARK LANDLER - The New York Times

Prime Office Space Still Commands Premium Prices

The commercial real estate market remains healthy, though rising interest rates are taking their toll, some specialists say. Read more..

By TERRY PRISTIN - The New York Times

Procter & Gamble Plans to Close Its Rochas Fashion Label

Rochas’s $4,000 suits and dresses were an odd fit with Procter’s core products, like Duracell batteries and Tide detergent. Read more..

By ERIC WILSON - The New York Times

Zero to 60 in 4 Seconds, Totally From Revving Batteries

A California company will unveil an electric car model that is very specialized, very expensive and very, very fast. Read more..

By MATTHEW L. WALD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 18,25 18,64 18,05 18,49 84.9M
Microsoft MSFT 22,82 23,46 22,72 23,40 82.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17,89 18,43 17,79 18,00 68.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14,81 15,21 14,73 15,07 66.9M
Apple AAPL 52,96 55,08 52,36 54,10 49.7M
Pfizer PFE 22,69 23,39 22,65 23,30 33.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45,00 46,75 44,70 46,28 28.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41,90 43,06 41,74 43,05 27M
General Electric GE 32,58 33,04 32,49 32,88 25.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 64,62 64,89 63,65 64,66 25M
Home Depot HD 33,17 34,49 33,06 34,35 19.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 31,15 32,32 30,95 32,25 17.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 49,91 51,14 49,65 50,93 17.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 43,28 44,33 43,23 44,20 17.6M
Alphabet GOOGL 395,01 401,14 394,66 399,00 17M
Comcast CMCSA 32,05 32,73 31,96 32,63 15.2M
Merck MRK 36,85 37,63 36,55 37,32 14.7M
International Business Machines IBM 76,00 77,06 76,00 76,07 14.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 65,38 66,18 64,79 65,89 14.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,68 32,44 31,65 32,32 12.4M
Amgen AMGN 64,43 65,37 64,11 64,56 12.2M
AT&T Inc. T 27,10 27,58 27,04 27,47 12.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29,04 29,54 28,95 29,26 11.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 68,80 70,90 68,60 70,83 11.7M
Altria MO 77,49 77,93 77,01 77,46 10.3M
Chevron CVX 65,55 66,34 65,06 65,99 9.96M
Schlumberger SLB 62,48 64,66 62,43 64,24 9.39M
Amazon AMZN 33,50 34,77 33,39 34,48 8.87M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60,49 61,49 60,49 61,31 8.46M
United Technologies UTX 59,35 61,45 59,01 61,07 8.32M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24,80 25,78 24,76 25,55 8.32M
Coca-Cola KO 43,89 43,91 43,55 43,82 8.08M
Procter & Gamble PG 55,80 56,85 55,50 56,64 7.94M
McDonald's MCD 34,81 35,20 34,70 35,09 6.2M
Pepsico PEP 63,23 63,55 62,53 62,67 5.86M
3M MMM 71,15 71,38 70,64 71,02 5.37M
Gilead Sciences GILD 60,40 61,89 60,07 61,23 5.27M
Boeing BA 79,32 82,57 78,36 82,29 5.07M
Union Pacific UNP 86,40 87,50 85,01 87,40 2.78M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3010,00 3035,00 3010,00 3030,00 13.1K
Exchange Rates of July 19, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 116,830 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,134 CAD 1 CAD = 0,882 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,248 CHF 1 CHF = 0,801 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8,001 CNY 1 CNY = 0,125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 147,110 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,684 GBP 1 GBP = 1,463 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,677 AUD 1 AUD = 0,596 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,428 CAD 1 CAD = 0,700 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,572 CHF 1 CHF = 0,636 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,452 AUD 1 AUD = 0,408 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,089 CAD 1 CAD = 0,479 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,299 CHF 1 CHF = 0,435 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,852 CAD 1 CAD = 1,174 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,937 CHF 1 CHF = 1,067 AUD

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