Financial news on May 20, 2008

Business and Financial news
Rising Food Prices Sharpen a European Debate

The Common Agricultural Policy, the European Union’s farm subsidy program, has been a contentious issue among member countries for many years. Read more..

By JAMES KANTER and STEPHEN CASTLE - The New York Times

Shares of Bell Canada Drop as a Buyout Deal Unravels

The uncertainty of the proposed $51.8 billion leveraged buyout of Bell Canada caused shares of the company to drop 5.6 percent in New York on Monday. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT29.2829.3128.6328.7675.8M
IntelINTC24.5524.6223.8024.0973.9M
General ElectricGE32.2532.2731.5531.7268.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45.6145.6643.5043.7049M
Cisco SystemsCSCO26.1526.4625.6625.8541.1M
Home DepotHD28.1028.1927.0027.3739.8M
AppleAAPL181.83186.16180.12185.9034.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC28.2929.1027.7528.0531.5M
ExxonMobilXOM94.4994.8893.9394.5626.9M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.2522.4422.0522.1625.9M
AT&T Inc.T40.2640.4239.2539.3724.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT56.2056.3955.4855.9521.8M
HP Inc.HPQ46.6846.8345.8846.4621.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP93.3894.1493.0693.5520.8M
AltriaMO22.5622.8022.3822.4420.5M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH33.6534.1933.4634.0519.4M
PfizerPFE20.1920.2520.0120.0519.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ38.8338.8637.5537.8316.7M
ChevronCVX102.76103.25102.22103.0916.3M
ComcastCMCSA21.9322.1521.8821.9015.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.5034.6033.9834.0912.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ66.4466.9466.0466.1512.6M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.0222.3922.0022.0812.1M
Procter & GamblePG66.6366.8065.7465.8611.9M
MerckMRK39.7940.4539.6039.7411.1M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT55.1755.3054.4654.6810.6M
VisaV82.8883.8481.9182.7410.2M
Coca-ColaKO57.5057.6556.9657.098.98M
McDonald'sMCD60.2860.4559.1459.688.62M
SchlumbergerSLB107.00107.52104.85105.928.42M
AmazonAMZN82.1782.7080.0380.727.91M
International Business MachinesIBM126.05126.05124.45125.187.02M
AlphabetGOOGL574.63582.48572.91578.606.62M
AmgenAMGN42.4042.9242.4042.456.4M
PepsicoPEP67.5767.9667.2267.466.28M
BoeingBA87.0587.0584.6185.145.7M
3MMMM79.0479.0677.0877.535.22M
United TechnologiesUTX74.1574.2573.0173.405.02M
Gilead SciencesGILD53.0454.0853.0453.874.6M
Union PacificUNP153.05154.36151.65153.582.95M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4157.004167.004081.004101.0027.8K
Exchange Rates of May 20, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 103.620 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0.991 CAD1 CAD = 1.009 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.037 CHF1 CHF = 0.965 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.974 CNY1 CNY = 0.143 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 162.190 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.795 GBP1 GBP = 1.257 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.633 AUD1 AUD = 0.612 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.552 CAD1 CAD = 0.644 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.623 CHF1 CHF = 0.616 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.490 GBP1 GBP = 2.040 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.006 AUD1 AUD = 0.994 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.956 CAD1 CAD = 1.046 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.000 CHF1 CHF = 1.000 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.053 AUD1 AUD = 0.487 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.951 CAD1 CAD = 0.513 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.039 CHF1 CHF = 0.490 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.950 CAD1 CAD = 1.053 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.993 CHF1 CHF = 1.007 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.045 CHF1 CHF = 0.957 CAD

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