Financial news on November 20th, 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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT29.5230.0029.5029.8985.7M
IntelINTC21.8722.3521.5022.2765.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO26.9827.1426.7227.1142.4M
PfizerPFE27.1527.3027.0227.0534.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL19.3319.5819.3219.4824.5M
HP Inc.HPQ39.5040.0539.4439.7120.8M
AppleAAPL85.4087.0085.2086.4720.4M
General ElectricGE36.1536.2835.9335.9820.1M
AT&T Inc.T33.0433.6433.0033.2119.6M
ExxonMobilXOM72.6773.2672.3072.4319M
Home DepotHD38.1338.8537.8538.4115.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ34.8235.2034.6034.6715M
MerckMRK44.9544.9844.4044.5713.1M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT47.5048.2447.4247.7212.3M
ConocoPhillipsCOP62.3563.5862.0062.8212.1M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS33.0033.1232.8733.1211.2M
AltriaMO85.0085.5584.5784.8910.6M
AlphabetGOOGL498.40498.40492.65495.0510.2M
ComcastCMCSA40.1740.8640.0940.799.11M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM47.6648.0547.5547.908.61M
AmgenAMGN72.0373.4872.0072.928.52M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24.7124.8524.4124.558.51M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT47.4547.9247.4247.768.36M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ67.5867.6066.8367.017.97M
McDonald'sMCD41.7842.0041.6541.897.82M
ChevronCVX68.7769.9168.7369.247.46M
SchlumbergerSLB62.9063.6762.1663.256.61M
Coca-ColaKO47.1147.3646.9647.046.17M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH47.7247.8746.7346.816.02M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC36.2736.3136.0436.165.88M
AmazonAMZN42.3542.5541.9442.445.8M
BoeingBA89.0589.2288.6289.125.57M
International Business MachinesIBM93.7793.8093.0193.255.01M
Procter & GamblePG63.9063.9763.6363.694.62M
PepsicoPEP62.1862.7462.0362.504.57M
Gilead SciencesGILD69.3570.0068.2568.903.95M
United TechnologiesUTX65.9166.3965.6465.872.1M
3MMMM81.4081.5080.8380.921.88M
Union PacificUNP91.6092.1891.3291.351.23M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3573.003575.003559.003571.5012.6K
Exchange Rates of November 20th, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 118.020 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.146 CAD1 CAD = 0.872 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.244 CHF1 CHF = 0.804 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.870 CNY1 CNY = 0.127 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 151.260 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.675 GBP1 GBP = 1.481 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.663 AUD1 AUD = 0.601 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.469 CAD1 CAD = 0.681 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.594 CHF1 CHF = 0.627 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.446 GBP1 GBP = 2.242 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.099 AUD1 AUD = 0.910 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.971 CAD1 CAD = 1.030 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.054 CHF1 CHF = 0.949 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.463 AUD1 AUD = 0.406 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.176 CAD1 CAD = 0.460 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.360 CHF1 CHF = 0.424 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.883 CAD1 CAD = 1.133 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.958 CHF1 CHF = 1.044 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.085 CHF1 CHF = 0.922 CAD

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