Financial news on November 20, 2006

Business and Financial news
Act 2: Aegis Set to Reject Old Proposal

Shareholders of the Aegis Group will meet Wednesday to reconsider a request by its largest shareholder that he have two representatives on the Aegis board. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

Blackstone Acquiring Trust in Richest Buyout

The Blackstone Group plans a $36 billion takeover of the country’s largest owner of office buildings. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and TERRY PRISTIN - The New York Times

For Those in Paris About to Park, a Service That Tells Them Where

A service starting next month in Paris will allow a cellphone or GPS navigation device to search a parking lot database for nearby parking spots. Read more..

By JETHRO MULLEN - The New York Times

Fox Stations Rebel Against Network’s Decision to Run O. J. Simpson Interview

Several affiliates of Fox Broadcasting said they would not show the network’s two-part interview with O. J. Simpson next week. Read more..

By MARIA ASPAN - The New York Times

G.M. Plans Shift to Small Cars for the Emerging World

General Motors has concluded that most of the auto industry’s growth will come in emerging markets where small cars are most in demand. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

No Substitute for Getting Personal, if You Want the Perfect Fit

Zafu.com believes it can help solve one of life’s most vexing problems: how to find jeans that won’t make your backside look like a tractor-trailer. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

Smaller Rival in Agreement to Acquire Copper Giant

Phelps Dodge will be acquired by Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold, creating the world’s largest copper mining company. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Time Warner’s Post-Synergy Success Story

TMZ.com is a collaboration of Warner Brothers and AOL with the kind of numbers (6.8 million unique visitors last month) that could give synergy a good name. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 29.52 30.00 29.50 29.89 85.7M
Intel INTC 21.87 22.35 21.50 22.27 65.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.98 27.14 26.72 27.11 42.4M
Pfizer PFE 27.15 27.30 27.02 27.05 34.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19.33 19.58 19.32 19.48 24.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 39.50 40.05 39.44 39.71 20.8M
Apple AAPL 85.40 87.00 85.20 86.47 20.4M
General Electric GE 36.15 36.28 35.93 35.98 20.1M
AT&T Inc. T 33.04 33.64 33.00 33.21 19.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 72.67 73.26 72.30 72.43 19M
Home Depot HD 38.13 38.85 37.85 38.41 15.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 34.82 35.20 34.60 34.67 15M
Merck MRK 44.95 44.98 44.40 44.57 13.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.50 48.24 47.42 47.72 12.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 62.35 63.58 62.00 62.82 12.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33.00 33.12 32.87 33.12 11.2M
Altria MO 85.00 85.55 84.57 84.89 10.6M
Alphabet GOOGL 498.40 498.40 492.65 495.05 10.2M
Comcast CMCSA 40.17 40.86 40.09 40.79 9.11M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 47.66 48.05 47.55 47.90 8.61M
Amgen AMGN 72.03 73.48 72.00 72.92 8.52M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.71 24.85 24.41 24.55 8.51M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47.45 47.92 47.42 47.76 8.36M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 67.58 67.60 66.83 67.01 7.97M
McDonald's MCD 41.78 42.00 41.65 41.89 7.82M
Chevron CVX 68.77 69.91 68.73 69.24 7.46M
Schlumberger SLB 62.90 63.67 62.16 63.25 6.61M
Coca-Cola KO 47.11 47.36 46.96 47.04 6.17M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47.72 47.87 46.73 46.81 6.02M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 36.27 36.31 36.04 36.16 5.88M
Amazon AMZN 42.35 42.55 41.94 42.44 5.8M
Boeing BA 89.05 89.22 88.62 89.12 5.57M
International Business Machines IBM 93.77 93.80 93.01 93.25 5.01M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.90 63.97 63.63 63.69 4.62M
Pepsico PEP 62.18 62.74 62.03 62.50 4.57M
Gilead Sciences GILD 69.35 70.00 68.25 68.90 3.95M
United Technologies UTX 65.91 66.39 65.64 65.87 2.1M
3M MMM 81.40 81.50 80.83 80.92 1.88M
Union Pacific UNP 91.60 92.18 91.32 91.35 1.23M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3573.00 3575.00 3559.00 3571.50 12.6K
Exchange Rates of November 20, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118.020 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.146 CAD 1 CAD = 0.872 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.244 CHF 1 CHF = 0.804 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.870 CNY 1 CNY = 0.127 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 151.260 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.675 GBP 1 GBP = 1.481 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.663 AUD 1 AUD = 0.601 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.469 CAD 1 CAD = 0.681 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.594 CHF 1 CHF = 0.627 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.446 GBP 1 GBP = 2.242 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.099 AUD 1 AUD = 0.910 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.971 CAD 1 CAD = 1.030 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.054 CHF 1 CHF = 0.949 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.463 AUD 1 AUD = 0.406 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.176 CAD 1 CAD = 0.460 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.360 CHF 1 CHF = 0.424 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.883 CAD 1 CAD = 1.133 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.958 CHF 1 CHF = 1.044 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.085 CHF 1 CHF = 0.922 CAD

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