Financial news on May 19, 2008

Business and Financial news
For This Year, Emmy Drama Is Over Money

Studios spark a tussle over spending on so-called screeners of Emmy nominee submissions by providing material on password-protected Web sites. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

U.S. Television Taps More Imported Series

One broadcasting trend being noticed by executives at media agencies is a growing reliance on series concepts from abroad. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 25.15 25.29 24.79 24.88 61.2M
Microsoft MSFT 29.89 29.89 29.31 29.46 59.6M
General Electric GE 32.13 32.70 32.00 32.40 58.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.51 26.90 26.15 26.37 41.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.05 22.75 21.87 22.43 41.5M
Apple AAPL 187.90 188.69 181.30 183.60 33.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 29.00 29.44 28.40 28.48 28.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 92.90 94.59 92.50 94.36 25.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 47.32 48.05 46.44 46.71 20.8M
AT&T Inc. T 40.10 40.70 39.83 40.51 19.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46.55 47.22 45.87 45.99 19.4M
Amazon AMZN 79.00 84.75 78.86 82.29 18.7M
Altria MO 22.42 22.85 22.33 22.56 18.3M
Pfizer PFE 19.98 20.29 19.94 20.23 18.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 56.95 57.05 56.16 56.40 15.6M
Comcast CMCSA 22.08 22.34 21.91 22.07 14.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 92.36 93.55 92.13 92.70 14.4M
Merck MRK 39.95 40.10 39.77 40.02 14.4M
Home Depot HD 28.65 29.38 28.52 28.87 13.9M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 32.58 33.61 32.45 33.44 13.3M
Chevron CVX 100.62 102.81 100.41 102.20 12.9M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.79 34.94 34.47 34.72 12.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.03 22.37 21.94 22.08 12.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 38.75 39.23 38.37 39.10 11.6M
Visa V 82.31 84.74 82.15 83.32 11.4M
Alphabet GOOGL 578.55 588.88 573.52 577.52 11.2M
Coca-Cola KO 57.10 57.84 56.94 57.52 10M
Procter & Gamble PG 66.51 66.97 66.40 66.86 9.18M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 66.60 66.79 66.26 66.63 8.75M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.88 55.21 54.54 55.05 8.58M
Schlumberger SLB 105.57 107.97 104.26 106.63 7.71M
Boeing BA 85.56 88.29 85.00 87.07 7.18M
Amgen AMGN 41.91 42.63 41.75 42.34 6.46M
International Business Machines IBM 127.68 128.21 126.05 126.49 6.39M
Pepsico PEP 68.08 68.12 67.50 68.03 5.41M
Union Pacific UNP 155.90 159.65 152.55 153.50 5.3M
Gilead Sciences GILD 53.33 54.02 52.77 53.22 5.14M
McDonald's MCD 60.76 60.87 60.40 60.45 4.92M
United Technologies UTX 74.03 75.00 73.76 74.36 3.63M
3M MMM 78.66 79.89 78.48 79.05 3.14M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4105.00 4145.00 4105.00 4119.50 26.9K
Exchange Rates of May 19, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 104.320 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0.993 CAD 1 CAD = 1.007 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.054 CHF 1 CHF = 0.949 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.973 CNY 1 CNY = 0.143 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 161.790 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.796 GBP 1 GBP = 1.256 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.626 AUD 1 AUD = 0.615 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.539 CAD 1 CAD = 0.650 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.635 CHF 1 CHF = 0.612 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.492 GBP 1 GBP = 2.033 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.005 AUD 1 AUD = 0.995 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.951 CAD 1 CAD = 1.051 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.010 CHF 1 CHF = 0.990 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.043 AUD 1 AUD = 0.489 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.934 CAD 1 CAD = 0.517 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.052 CHF 1 CHF = 0.487 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.946 CAD 1 CAD = 1.057 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.004 CHF 1 CHF = 0.996 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.061 CHF 1 CHF = 0.942 CAD

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