Financial news on April 21, 2008

Business and Financial news
2 Banks Said to Be Trying to Raise More Capital

Bank of America and National City Corporation are said to be looking for ways to raise fresh capital. Read more..

By ERIC DASH and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

In Lean Times, Biotech Grains Are Less Taboo

Governments, consumers and food companies are feeling pressures to relax resistance to genetically engineered crops. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

In Politics, the Gaffe Goes Viral

Political gaffes have now entered a supercharged ecosystem of cable, bloggers and digitally enabled mainstream media outlets. Indeed nothing is more viral than a screw-up. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Liberal’s Foes Tax His Stoic Sense

Alan Colmes, the left-leaning voice on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity & Colmes,” stands out for publishing a smattering of e-mail messages, and responses, every week on his personal blog. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Oil and Gasoline Prices Climb Higher

Oil jumped to a record, and gasoline prices rose above $3.50 a gallon for the first time across the nation. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

People and Accounts of Note

Webdenda. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

People Editor Returns as Writer

Richard B. Stolley, the former editor of People, at age 79 has being contributing a few short features to the magazine. Read more..

By LIA MILLER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 30,20 30,60 30,12 30,42 54.4M
Pfizer PFE 20,36 20,49 20,13 20,20 50.3M
Intel INTC 22,47 22,58 22,33 22,46 47.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24,36 25,00 24,26 24,89 43M
Apple AAPL 162,35 168,50 161,76 168,16 37.1M
General Electric GE 32,60 32,74 32,38 32,46 33.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21,41 21,91 21,41 21,76 26.1M
AT&T Inc. T 37,46 37,88 37,08 37,59 25M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 29,94 29,94 29,06 29,27 24.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45,28 45,48 44,60 45,23 23.5M
Merck MRK 40,68 40,77 38,74 39,63 22.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 50,55 50,84 50,09 50,53 21.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 94,00 94,47 93,38 94,26 17.3M
Home Depot HD 28,50 29,17 28,11 28,98 16.5M
Altria MO 22,11 22,21 21,87 22,16 15.6M
Alphabet GOOGL 539,00 542,59 530,29 537,79 14.9M
Visa V 69,70 72,50 68,85 70,97 14.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 56,07 56,48 55,75 56,38 14.4M
Schlumberger SLB 102,21 107,22 102,21 106,91 14.1M
Comcast CMCSA 20,08 20,31 20,01 20,22 12M
Verizon Communications VZ 35,90 36,10 35,54 35,96 11.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 83,88 84,82 83,56 84,34 11.4M
Procter & Gamble PG 66,91 68,02 66,74 67,80 10.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22,05 22,22 21,65 21,84 9.99M
Amazon AMZN 80,25 81,34 79,06 80,18 9.34M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 66,25 66,57 66,05 66,32 8.98M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 31,10 31,50 31,05 31,46 8.8M
Chevron CVX 93,15 93,45 92,11 92,70 8.56M
HP Inc. HPQ 47,73 48,53 47,60 48,45 8.1M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 37,04 38,10 37,04 37,81 8.09M
International Business Machines IBM 122,05 124,51 122,05 124,35 6.95M
Gilead Sciences GILD 51,92 52,84 51,51 52,10 6.91M
Coca-Cola KO 59,92 60,44 59,65 60,35 6.21M
McDonald's MCD 58,59 58,68 58,05 58,67 6.18M
Amgen AMGN 42,81 43,16 42,35 42,61 5.85M
Pepsico PEP 70,10 70,77 69,83 69,90 5.31M
Boeing BA 78,71 79,37 78,17 79,09 4.74M
United Technologies UTX 71,98 72,34 71,60 72,09 3.62M
3M MMM 83,00 83,04 81,90 82,34 2.91M
Union Pacific UNP 137,60 138,16 136,21 137,80 2.79M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4293,00 4298,00 4260,50 4275,00 14.8K
Exchange Rates of April 21, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 103,240 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,006 CAD 1 CAD = 0,994 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,009 CHF 1 CHF = 0,992 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,000 CNY 1 CNY = 0,143 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 164,250 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,804 GBP 1 GBP = 1,244 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,687 AUD 1 AUD = 0,593 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,600 CAD 1 CAD = 0,625 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,605 CHF 1 CHF = 0,623 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,489 GBP 1 GBP = 2,045 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,027 AUD 1 AUD = 0,974 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,974 CAD 1 CAD = 1,027 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,977 CHF 1 CHF = 1,024 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,100 AUD 1 AUD = 0,476 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,991 CAD 1 CAD = 0,502 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,996 CHF 1 CHF = 0,501 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,947 CAD 1 CAD = 1,056 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,950 CHF 1 CHF = 1,053 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,003 CHF 1 CHF = 0,998 CAD

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