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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC25.1525.2924.7924.8861.2M
MicrosoftMSFT29.8929.8929.3129.4659.6M
General ElectricGE32.1332.7032.0032.4058.1M
Cisco SystemsCSCO26.5126.9026.1526.3741.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.0522.7521.8722.4341.5M
AppleAAPL187.90188.69181.30183.6033.8M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC29.0029.4428.4028.4828.6M
ExxonMobilXOM92.9094.5992.5094.3625.2M
HP Inc.HPQ47.3248.0546.4446.7120.8M
AT&T Inc.T40.1040.7039.8340.5119.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM46.5547.2245.8745.9919.4M
AmazonAMZN79.0084.7578.8682.2918.7M
AltriaMO22.4222.8522.3322.5618.3M
PfizerPFE19.9820.2919.9420.2318.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT56.9557.0556.1656.4015.6M
ComcastCMCSA22.0822.3421.9122.0714.6M
ConocoPhillipsCOP92.3693.5592.1392.7014.4M
MerckMRK39.9540.1039.7740.0214.4M
Home DepotHD28.6529.3828.5228.8713.9M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH32.5833.6132.4533.4413.3M
ChevronCVX100.62102.81100.41102.2012.9M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.7934.9434.4734.7212.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.0322.3721.9422.0812.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ38.7539.2338.3739.1011.6M
VisaV82.3184.7482.1583.3211.4M
AlphabetGOOGL578.55588.88573.52577.5211.2M
Coca-ColaKO57.1057.8456.9457.5210M
Procter & GamblePG66.5166.9766.4066.869.18M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ66.6066.7966.2666.638.75M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54.8855.2154.5455.058.58M
SchlumbergerSLB105.57107.97104.26106.637.71M
BoeingBA85.5688.2985.0087.077.18M
AmgenAMGN41.9142.6341.7542.346.46M
International Business MachinesIBM127.68128.21126.05126.496.39M
PepsicoPEP68.0868.1267.5068.035.41M
Union PacificUNP155.90159.65152.55153.505.3M
Gilead SciencesGILD53.3354.0252.7753.225.14M
McDonald'sMCD60.7660.8760.4060.454.92M
United TechnologiesUTX74.0375.0073.7674.363.63M
3MMMM78.6679.8978.4879.053.14M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4105.004145.004105.004119.5026.9K
Exchange Rates of May 19, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 104.320 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0.993 CAD1 CAD = 1.007 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.054 CHF1 CHF = 0.949 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.973 CNY1 CNY = 0.143 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 161.790 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.796 GBP1 GBP = 1.256 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.626 AUD1 AUD = 0.615 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.539 CAD1 CAD = 0.650 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.635 CHF1 CHF = 0.612 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.492 GBP1 GBP = 2.033 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.005 AUD1 AUD = 0.995 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.951 CAD1 CAD = 1.051 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.010 CHF1 CHF = 0.990 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.043 AUD1 AUD = 0.489 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.934 CAD1 CAD = 0.517 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.052 CHF1 CHF = 0.487 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.946 CAD1 CAD = 1.057 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1.004 CHF1 CHF = 0.996 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.061 CHF1 CHF = 0.942 CAD

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