Financial news on September 20, 2007

Business and Financial news
And the Winning Flavor Is...

Häagen-Dazs and Gourmet magazine are sponsoring a multimedia contest to find an exotic flavor to sell under the Häagen-Dazs brand name. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Bank of England Comes to Aid of Money Markets

In a policy reversal, the Bank of England on Wednesday offered to inject cash into British money markets. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Beware the Tapeless Camcorder

Tapeless camcorders have arrived, but be aware of price, capacity and picture quality. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Children’s Cellphone, Once Oh So Simple, Is Growing Up

Firefly Mobile’s $125 flyPhone has a completely black face that lights up in different ways depending on what the child is doing. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Deutsche Telekom to Offer iPhone in Germany

Apple introduced its second European sales partner in two days, revealing plans to sell the iPhone in Germany through T-Mobile, the wireless subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. Read more..

By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN - The New York Times

Dubai Buys Large Stake in Nasdaq

Under the deal, Borse Dubai becomes the first government-controlled stock exchange of the Middle East to hold a significant stake in an American rival. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER and JOSEPH B. TREASTER - The New York Times

Fed Chief Calls for New Mortgage Rules

Ben S. Bernanke’s call for consideration of stricter regulation of mortgage lending practices signals a shift from regulatory policy over the past several years. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

House Approves Plan to Aid Insurers

The legislation, opposed by the White House, would significantly expand the federal program that assists the insurance industry in the event of a major terrorist attack. Read more..

By STEPHEN LABATON - The New York Times

Solve a Mining Puzzle and Win $10 Million

Barrick Gold is offering a $10 million prize to anyone who can increase the amount of silver it recovers from a mine in Argentina. 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 28.48 28.58 28.34 28.42 67.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20.82 21.31 20.63 21.04 56.5M
Intel INTC 25.51 25.96 25.48 25.81 52M
Comcast CMCSA 24.16 24.19 23.62 23.72 41.5M
Pfizer PFE 24.92 24.95 24.45 24.52 38.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 31.95 32.39 31.91 32.21 33.4M
General Electric GE 41.50 41.50 41.05 41.24 32.5M
AT&T Inc. T 41.71 42.43 41.70 42.03 28.9M
Apple AAPL 140.15 141.79 139.32 140.31 24.7M
Home Depot HD 36.04 36.18 35.17 35.32 21M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 47.62 47.75 46.73 46.96 19.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 92.42 92.63 91.84 92.09 18.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 37.11 37.42 36.25 36.55 17.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 44.68 44.83 43.96 44.32 16.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.78 54.43 53.61 53.69 12.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.50 65.00 64.18 64.79 12.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 49.55 50.30 49.55 50.10 11.4M
Alphabet GOOGL 547.00 556.80 546.03 552.83 11M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 28.98 29.03 28.41 28.54 10.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 43.63 44.00 43.58 43.80 10.6M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.67 34.75 33.80 34.04 10.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 88.55 88.98 83.50 88.41 9.5M
Merck MRK 51.50 52.14 51.21 51.38 9.45M
Procter & Gamble PG 68.49 69.32 68.45 68.98 9.05M
McDonald's MCD 55.40 55.63 54.79 54.87 8.23M
Chevron CVX 94.02 94.63 93.75 94.17 8.2M
Gilead Sciences GILD 38.61 39.84 38.47 39.46 7.62M
Altria MO 68.42 69.00 68.26 68.62 7.51M
Schlumberger SLB 106.64 108.08 105.42 107.27 7.04M
Amgen AMGN 55.28 55.71 55.12 55.31 6.96M
Coca-Cola KO 56.56 56.65 56.16 56.31 6.29M
International Business Machines IBM 116.27 117.65 116.20 116.86 5.81M
Amazon AMZN 88.90 90.42 88.82 89.65 5.78M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 49.80 50.01 49.55 49.81 5.39M
Pepsico PEP 70.90 71.45 70.83 71.03 5.23M
Boeing BA 99.94 101.35 99.94 101.25 4.72M
United Technologies UTX 78.51 79.04 78.25 78.73 3.81M
3M MMM 91.23 92.30 91.10 91.44 3.32M
Union Pacific UNP 114.55 114.72 111.64 112.06 2.36M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3910.00 3954.00 3909.00 3915.00 15.8K
Exchange Rates of September 20, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114.610 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.001 CAD 1 CAD = 0.999 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.172 CHF 1 CHF = 0.853 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.514 CNY 1 CNY = 0.133 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 161.220 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.700 GBP 1 GBP = 1.429 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.630 AUD 1 AUD = 0.614 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.408 CAD 1 CAD = 0.710 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.649 CHF 1 CHF = 0.607 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.434 GBP 1 GBP = 2.305 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.010 AUD 1 AUD = 0.990 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.873 CAD 1 CAD = 1.145 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.022 CHF 1 CHF = 0.978 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.329 AUD 1 AUD = 0.429 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.012 CAD 1 CAD = 0.497 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.355 CHF 1 CHF = 0.425 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.864 CAD 1 CAD = 1.158 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.011 CHF 1 CHF = 0.989 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.170 CHF 1 CHF = 0.855 CAD

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