Financial news on June 21, 2006

Business and Financial news
Carrying Your Digital Life on a Keychain

My review of Lexar's PowerToGo software, which lets you install Windows programs onto a flash drive, prompted many responses from readers. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Condos, Not Garrets, in West Chelsea

In West Chelsea, a commercial condominium that will let galleries buy their space could help keep them from getting priced out. Read more..

By C. J. HUGHES - The New York Times

Deal by BP Venture Tightens Russia's Grip on Oil Industry

A joint venture of BP in Russia sold oil fields in a way that allowed Rosneft, Russia's state-run energy company, to take them over. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

Drug Prices Up Sharply This Year

AARP said drug prices jumped 3.9 percent, four times the general inflation rate during the first quarter of this year. Read more..

By MILT FREUDENHEIM - The New York Times

French Want More Say in Management of EADS

The move, which comes amid growing management turmoil at EADS, could set the stage for a clash with the German government. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK - The New York Times

Ratings Cut on G.M. Debt in Response to Loan Plan

G.M.'s debt rating was cut further into junk status Tuesday after the company announced a plan to refinance $5.6 billion in loans. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Russian Suitor Offers to Buy a Little Less of Arcelor

In an effort to salvage a deal, Russian billionaire Aleksei Mordashov changed the terms under which he would buy a stake in the steel giant Arcelor. Read more..

By HEATHER TIMMONS - The New York Times

Windows Live Executive Leaves Microsoft

Microsoft said Tuesday that Martin Taylor, vice president in charge of marketing Windows Live services, had left the company. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

World Business Briefing: Americas, Europe and Asia

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IAN AUSTEN (NYT) - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 22.61 23.15 22.53 23.08 91.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14.29 14.90 14.28 14.53 58.3M
Intel INTC 18.22 18.60 18.20 18.40 53.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19.76 20.42 19.76 20.07 48.8M
Pfizer PFE 22.98 23.21 22.64 22.69 37.7M
General Electric GE 33.83 33.89 33.44 33.67 31M
Apple AAPL 57.74 58.71 57.30 57.86 30.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 32.95 34.04 32.92 33.74 23M
AT&T Inc. T 27.58 27.60 27.20 27.33 22.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 57.35 58.87 57.25 58.06 22.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 32.86 33.23 32.73 32.87 19.1M
Alphabet GOOGL 391.06 404.00 389.75 402.13 17.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 40.13 41.46 40.10 41.21 15.2M
Schlumberger SLB 54.71 56.55 54.51 55.90 14.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 59.10 60.60 58.80 59.85 14M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.17 29.75 29.04 29.13 11.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.35 49.00 48.30 48.90 9.97M
Procter & Gamble PG 55.52 56.19 55.46 55.82 8.7M
Home Depot HD 36.32 36.87 36.32 36.66 8.61M
Merck MRK 34.92 35.45 34.89 35.27 8.52M
Comcast CMCSA 32.38 32.63 32.23 32.40 8.47M
Chevron CVX 57.52 59.19 57.49 58.28 7.88M
Amazon AMZN 35.34 37.05 35.34 36.65 7.87M
Amgen AMGN 64.95 66.06 64.75 65.56 7.29M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.56 25.97 25.53 25.72 7.21M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 42.26 42.56 42.19 42.27 7.06M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.50 61.90 61.50 61.79 7M
McDonald's MCD 32.85 33.54 32.85 33.40 6.91M
Altria MO 71.90 72.43 71.67 72.03 6.25M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 43.50 44.60 43.50 44.07 5.71M
International Business Machines IBM 77.99 78.56 77.98 78.30 5.56M
Coca-Cola KO 42.68 43.14 42.68 43.01 4.63M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 66.48 67.24 66.46 66.64 3.88M
Gilead Sciences GILD 55.49 56.66 55.30 56.01 3.84M
Boeing BA 84.90 86.08 84.90 85.85 3.59M
Pepsico PEP 59.43 59.94 59.31 59.61 3.47M
United Technologies UTX 60.70 62.03 60.61 61.49 3.39M
3M MMM 79.90 81.32 79.90 80.40 2.34M
Union Pacific UNP 87.55 90.30 87.49 89.95 1.78M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3070.00 3085.00 3067.00 3084.00 22.7K
Exchange Rates of June 21, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114.810 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.108 CAD 1 CAD = 0.903 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.233 CHF 1 CHF = 0.811 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.999 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 145.390 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.686 GBP 1 GBP = 1.458 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.712 AUD 1 AUD = 0.584 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.403 CAD 1 CAD = 0.713 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.562 CHF 1 CHF = 0.640 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.495 AUD 1 AUD = 0.401 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.045 CAD 1 CAD = 0.489 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.276 CHF 1 CHF = 0.439 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.819 CAD 1 CAD = 1.221 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.912 CHF 1 CHF = 1.097 AUD

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