Financial news on August 20, 2007

Business and Financial news
Ad Growth for AOL Called Vital to a Remake

A precipitous slowdown in advertising growth has raised new questions about AOL’s transformation plans. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

A Fourth Way to Deliver TV to the Home

Secretive Silicon Valley startup Building B gets funding and reveals plans to upend the television business. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

After 7-Eleven, Simpsons Move to eBay

Fans of The Simpsons TV series have been bidding up Kwik-E-Mart mementos for sale on eBay that are left over from a promotion for “The Simpsons Movie.” Read more..

By LIA MILLER - The New York Times

Changing Technology Politics: Cisco-Microsoft

Cisco and Microsoft join hands in peace and harmony, sort of. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

For Media Columnist, Everywhere He Turns It’s More Murdoch

Doubleday will publish Vanity Fair writer Michael Wolff’s biography of Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of the News Corporation. Read more..

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN - The New York Times

HSBC in Talks to Buy Stake in Korea Exchange Bank

HSBC said it was in talks with the Texas-based private equity fund Lone Star to buy a majority stake in the Korea Exchange Bank. Read more..

By CHOE SANG-HUN - The New York Times

News Coverage Shifts to Election From War in Iraq

In the second quarter of the year, the news media paid increased attention to the presidential campaign and the immigration debate. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

People and Accounts of Note

Webdenda. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Popular Demand

The top 40 people cited in the world’s 56 million blogs, as tracked on BlogPulse.com, tend to be political figures like Rudolph W. Giuliani, above, and celebrities like Britney Spears. Four presidential candidates made the top 10 list on Friday. H... Read more..

By SHELLY FREIERMAN - The New York Times

QuickBits: Calacanis, Moritz and Blodget, Oh My

What’s news on blogs and in online publications, with mentions of AT&T, Facebook and AMD. Read more..

By DAMON DARLIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 23,80 24,29 23,66 24,11 57.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 29,91 30,31 29,52 29,76 50.7M
Microsoft MSFT 28,18 28,49 28,08 28,26 50M
Pfizer PFE 23,92 24,35 23,86 24,17 42.5M
General Electric GE 38,49 38,50 37,75 38,22 40.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 47,17 47,51 45,07 46,49 32.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 37,22 37,30 36,35 37,10 29M
Apple AAPL 123,96 124,50 120,50 122,22 28.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19,25 19,41 18,95 19,11 24M
ExxonMobil XOM 83,85 84,98 82,80 84,53 23.6M
Comcast CMCSA 25,16 25,40 24,55 24,63 23.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 43,70 43,82 42,96 43,59 23M
Home Depot HD 33,67 33,94 33,31 33,79 18.5M
AT&T Inc. T 39,65 39,83 38,34 38,65 18.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 47,32 47,45 45,90 46,58 16.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 78,90 80,40 78,25 79,86 15.5M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61,84 62,10 61,54 61,83 13M
Verizon Communications VZ 40,79 41,51 40,75 41,11 11.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 27,75 28,32 27,65 28,12 11M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32,78 33,11 32,52 32,91 10.8M
International Business Machines IBM 110,90 111,10 109,13 109,22 9.84M
Procter & Gamble PG 65,15 65,80 64,72 65,01 9.52M
Amgen AMGN 49,81 50,51 49,00 49,79 9.45M
Chevron CVX 84,00 85,55 83,02 84,89 9.24M
Altria MO 67,11 68,22 66,50 67,00 8.91M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 52,66 53,21 52,02 52,39 8.66M
Merck MRK 49,62 50,99 49,38 49,98 8.12M
Coca-Cola KO 54,38 54,88 54,15 54,52 8M
Schlumberger SLB 88,43 90,96 87,40 90,70 7.85M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 50,12 50,47 49,22 49,55 7.08M
United Technologies UTX 73,70 75,02 72,96 74,70 6.39M
Amazon AMZN 74,98 75,28 73,80 74,70 5.92M
Alphabet GOOGL 502,46 502,56 496,00 497,92 5.39M
McDonald's MCD 47,73 48,72 47,66 48,29 5.14M
Pepsico PEP 69,19 69,65 68,15 68,61 4.96M
Boeing BA 96,26 97,54 94,75 97,21 4.81M
Gilead Sciences GILD 37,86 38,00 37,10 37,82 4.76M
Union Pacific UNP 105,75 112,43 105,75 111,73 4.36M
3M MMM 87,55 88,84 87,40 88,27 3.21M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3960,00 3970,00 3885,00 3962,00 20.7K
Exchange Rates of August 20, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114,870 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,055 CAD 1 CAD = 0,948 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,206 CHF 1 CHF = 0,829 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,588 CNY 1 CNY = 0,132 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 154,760 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,678 GBP 1 GBP = 1,476 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,671 AUD 1 AUD = 0,599 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,422 CAD 1 CAD = 0,703 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,625 CHF 1 CHF = 0,616 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,438 GBP 1 GBP = 2,285 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,079 AUD 1 AUD = 0,927 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,918 CAD 1 CAD = 1,089 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,049 CHF 1 CHF = 0,953 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,466 AUD 1 AUD = 0,406 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,097 CAD 1 CAD = 0,477 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,396 CHF 1 CHF = 0,417 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,850 CAD 1 CAD = 1,176 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,972 CHF 1 CHF = 1,029 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,142 CHF 1 CHF = 0,875 CAD

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