Financial news on December 21, 2006

Business and Financial news
Disparity Emerges in Lilly Data on Schizophrenia Drug

Eli Lilly is said to have provided information about the risks of its drug Zyprexa that did not match data that the company circulated internally. Read more..

By ALEX BERENSON - The New York Times

Publicis Plans to Buy Digitas to Add to Online Presence

The $1.3 billion deal will catapult Publicis into the upper ranks of digital advertising agencies. Read more..

By LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC20.6020.6720.2120.3749M
AT&T Inc.T34.9835.6534.8535.1738.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17.1417.2017.0917.1034.7M
PfizerPFE26.2426.3426.0026.0733.7M
Cisco SystemsCSCO27.5027.6027.2227.2932.4M
AppleAAPL84.7085.4882.2082.9032.3M
MicrosoftMSFT30.1330.1429.8929.9832.3M
General ElectricGE38.0338.0637.6337.7724.8M
ExxonMobilXOM76.0976.5575.1675.8717.2M
Home DepotHD39.2539.3738.6538.9114.8M
AlphabetGOOGL464.19465.25452.34456.2013.9M
HP Inc.HPQ41.1041.2340.5040.8013.3M
ConocoPhillipsCOP72.5872.8371.4472.0712.4M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT45.9546.0645.6145.7111.3M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM48.4248.9748.3348.6510.8M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ36.6336.8536.5536.689.44M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ66.2366.3865.8866.008.73M
SchlumbergerSLB64.8565.1463.3363.878.61M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH53.8954.4653.6353.938.17M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT47.8648.0047.4648.008M
ComcastCMCSA42.6942.9942.3242.737.8M
ChevronCVX73.6674.1672.5473.237.54M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.7526.0925.5826.057.45M
Coca-ColaKO48.7548.8748.6348.667.19M
MerckMRK43.3143.7043.1743.277M
AltriaMO85.9686.2485.6385.726.56M
AmazonAMZN39.8740.3439.6539.896.55M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.6034.8034.4334.546.38M
Procter & GamblePG64.3064.5063.9264.056.07M
McDonald'sMCD44.0044.2043.7343.875.51M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35.8936.0635.8635.895.32M
Gilead SciencesGILD64.9765.8564.7465.375.23M
AmgenAMGN69.3069.7868.8869.225M
International Business MachinesIBM95.8696.5095.5395.914.41M
United TechnologiesUTX63.2263.5962.6562.764.06M
PepsicoPEP63.3863.5063.0463.393.07M
BoeingBA89.8090.4089.4689.942.83M
3MMMM79.0079.3178.7578.812.37M
Union PacificUNP91.4092.8091.1891.201.31M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3705.003738.003642.003658.0019.6K
Exchange Rates of December 21, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 118.330 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.155 CAD1 CAD = 0.866 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.216 CHF1 CHF = 0.822 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.816 CNY1 CNY = 0.128 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 155.920 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.672 GBP1 GBP = 1.489 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.680 AUD1 AUD = 0.595 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.522 CAD1 CAD = 0.657 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.603 CHF1 CHF = 0.624 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.431 GBP1 GBP = 2.322 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.077 AUD1 AUD = 0.929 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.976 CAD1 CAD = 1.025 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.028 CHF1 CHF = 0.973 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.501 AUD1 AUD = 0.400 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.265 CAD1 CAD = 0.441 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.385 CHF1 CHF = 0.419 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.905 CAD1 CAD = 1.105 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.953 CHF1 CHF = 1.049 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.053 CHF1 CHF = 0.950 CAD

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