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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 29.28 29.31 28.63 28.76 75.8M
Intel INTC 24.55 24.62 23.80 24.09 73.9M
General Electric GE 32.25 32.27 31.55 31.72 68.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45.61 45.66 43.50 43.70 49M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.15 26.46 25.66 25.85 41.1M
Home Depot HD 28.10 28.19 27.00 27.37 39.8M
Apple AAPL 181.83 186.16 180.12 185.90 34.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28.29 29.10 27.75 28.05 31.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 94.49 94.88 93.93 94.56 26.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.25 22.44 22.05 22.16 25.9M
AT&T Inc. T 40.26 40.42 39.25 39.37 24.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 56.20 56.39 55.48 55.95 21.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 46.68 46.83 45.88 46.46 21.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 93.38 94.14 93.06 93.55 20.8M
Altria MO 22.56 22.80 22.38 22.44 20.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 33.65 34.19 33.46 34.05 19.4M
Pfizer PFE 20.19 20.25 20.01 20.05 19.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 38.83 38.86 37.55 37.83 16.7M
Chevron CVX 102.76 103.25 102.22 103.09 16.3M
Comcast CMCSA 21.93 22.15 21.88 21.90 15.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.50 34.60 33.98 34.09 12.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 66.44 66.94 66.04 66.15 12.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.02 22.39 22.00 22.08 12.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 66.63 66.80 65.74 65.86 11.9M
Merck MRK 39.79 40.45 39.60 39.74 11.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55.17 55.30 54.46 54.68 10.6M
Visa V 82.88 83.84 81.91 82.74 10.2M
Coca-Cola KO 57.50 57.65 56.96 57.09 8.98M
McDonald's MCD 60.28 60.45 59.14 59.68 8.62M
Schlumberger SLB 107.00 107.52 104.85 105.92 8.42M
Amazon AMZN 82.17 82.70 80.03 80.72 7.91M
International Business Machines IBM 126.05 126.05 124.45 125.18 7.02M
Alphabet GOOGL 574.63 582.48 572.91 578.60 6.62M
Amgen AMGN 42.40 42.92 42.40 42.45 6.4M
Pepsico PEP 67.57 67.96 67.22 67.46 6.28M
Boeing BA 87.05 87.05 84.61 85.14 5.7M
3M MMM 79.04 79.06 77.08 77.53 5.22M
United Technologies UTX 74.15 74.25 73.01 73.40 5.02M
Gilead Sciences GILD 53.04 54.08 53.04 53.87 4.6M
Union Pacific UNP 153.05 154.36 151.65 153.58 2.95M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4157.00 4167.00 4081.00 4101.00 27.8K
Exchange Rates of May 20, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 103.620 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0.991 CAD 1 CAD = 1.009 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.037 CHF 1 CHF = 0.965 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.974 CNY 1 CNY = 0.143 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 162.190 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.795 GBP 1 GBP = 1.257 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.633 AUD 1 AUD = 0.612 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.552 CAD 1 CAD = 0.644 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.623 CHF 1 CHF = 0.616 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.490 GBP 1 GBP = 2.040 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.006 AUD 1 AUD = 0.994 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.956 CAD 1 CAD = 1.046 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.000 CHF 1 CHF = 1.000 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.053 AUD 1 AUD = 0.487 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.951 CAD 1 CAD = 0.513 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.039 CHF 1 CHF = 0.490 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.950 CAD 1 CAD = 1.053 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.993 CHF 1 CHF = 1.007 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.045 CHF 1 CHF = 0.957 CAD

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