Financial news on April 20, 2006

Business and Financial news
Rising Yuan Pushes China Upmarket

If the United States persuades China to push up the value of its currency, there could be some unintended consequences. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC19.7819.9419.4019.45127M
AppleAAPL69.5070.0066.2067.6359.5M
MicrosoftMSFT27.0427.1926.7027.0345.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO21.1421.4720.9221.0336.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL14.3114.3114.1014.1532.8M
General ElectricGE33.8034.1833.6334.1225.4M
PfizerPFE24.7324.9924.7124.9525M
AlphabetGOOGL411.90436.99408.20415.0024.5M
ExxonMobilXOM64.0064.7863.3363.9223.2M
Gilead SciencesGILD65.6266.2064.7065.1621.4M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH49.3550.7849.0550.1219.3M
SchlumbergerSLB68.3068.7666.2968.0716.8M
AT&T Inc.T25.7525.7825.3425.3415.9M
Procter & GamblePG56.1656.8055.7756.2615.6M
AmgenAMGN68.0069.0166.6768.5115M
ConocoPhillipsCOP70.2570.9069.0069.8614.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT41.2941.9740.9041.9113.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ32.6732.9132.4232.5612.2M
HP Inc.HPQ32.8033.9232.6233.8111.1M
ChevronCVX60.7060.9359.3960.038.97M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT46.3746.7146.2646.408.84M
ComcastCMCSA28.7029.0128.5428.588.46M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM42.5042.9542.3842.608.44M
MerckMRK34.6235.2634.5235.008.37M
AltriaMO69.5070.3469.1570.048.02M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS27.4627.5427.2927.348.01M
United TechnologiesUTX63.2964.2763.0464.218M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ58.0658.5058.0258.227.62M
International Business MachinesIBM81.6582.8581.6482.026.24M
PepsicoPEP58.0258.2157.3057.306.2M
Coca-ColaKO41.7442.2441.5541.816.12M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24.8325.0024.5024.695.45M
AmazonAMZN36.7037.2036.2336.345.39M
Home DepotHD40.8541.1840.3740.815.35M
McDonald'sMCD34.5535.1134.5535.085.01M
BoeingBA84.7186.2684.7185.504.45M
3MMMM81.8582.9781.3782.604.28M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC64.7065.4364.6165.033.78M
Union PacificUNP95.7596.1893.5094.511.64M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2872.002879.002861.002870.0029.5K
Exchange Rates of April 20, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 117.470 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.140 CAD1 CAD = 0.878 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.278 CHF1 CHF = 0.782 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 8.011 CNY1 CNY = 0.125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 144.660 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.692 GBP1 GBP = 1.444 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.671 AUD1 AUD = 0.599 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.403 CAD1 CAD = 0.713 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.574 CHF1 CHF = 0.635 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.412 AUD1 AUD = 0.415 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.026 CAD1 CAD = 0.493 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.273 CHF1 CHF = 0.440 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.839 CAD1 CAD = 1.191 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.942 CHF1 CHF = 1.062 AUD

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