Financial news on September 21, 2006

Business and Financial news
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Omnicom Joins Agreement. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

A Retailer and an Agency, Together Again

Ikea is reuniting with Deutsch, heralding a playful new ad campaign that revives the elements for which its advertising was known. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Bed Bath & Beyond Gains

The largest U.S. home furnishings retailer posted higher profit, helped by sales of back-to-college merchandise. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

CarMax 2nd-Quarter Profit Increased 44%

The largest used-car dealer in the nation said 2006 earnings would exceed its forecast as rising sales reduced the need for price cuts. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Excuse Me, Doc. Mind if I Step on Your Tablet PC?

This ultraslim machine masquerades as a small, sturdy laptop, but turn it 90 degrees and it becomes a booklike tablet computer. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Global Warming Subject for Directors at Big Companies

If corporate directors really understood the implications of global warming, would they steer their companies toward preventing it? Read more..

By CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH - The New York Times

H. P. Investigators Sought Meeting With Top Leaders

Internal e-mail exchanges underscored that those overseeing the operation into news leaks worried that their efforts could invite legal scrutiny. Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

It’s Not How Mozart Started, but It May Amuse the Children

Children can peck out melodies on a piano that plugs into a TV. Read more..

By WARREN BUCKLEITNER - The New York Times

Some Hot Recorders for Those Cool Podcasts

Forget tape or discs; these models use the type of flash memory found in digital cameras. Read more..

By LARRY MAGID - The New York Times

Text of the Fed’s Statement on Interest Rates

Following is the text of a statement released by the Federal Reserve yesterday after the Fed’s monetary policy panel, the Federal Open Market Committee, decided to leave interest rates unchanged. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Oracle Corp.ORCL17.9318.1517.9118.0868.1M
IntelINTC19.4519.6619.1419.1959.1M
MicrosoftMSFT27.2427.2526.8526.9058.5M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.3523.4722.9423.0156.3M
HP Inc.HPQ36.0536.2534.5534.8741.5M
AT&T Inc.T32.0732.6231.9832.2832.2M
AppleAAPL75.2576.0674.0274.6528.4M
PfizerPFE28.4728.4928.1028.2127.2M
General ElectricGE34.9034.9034.2534.4426.4M
ExxonMobilXOM64.3065.3564.2964.7822.6M
AlphabetGOOGL400.30408.45399.86406.8521.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ36.6137.0336.5636.9018.9M
ConocoPhillipsCOP57.5058.7757.5058.2116.1M
AmazonAMZN32.2432.5630.0730.2215.6M
AmgenAMGN71.2572.5771.0672.0113.4M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48.8749.0648.2148.4613.1M
SchlumbergerSLB56.4958.1056.4957.5011.7M
Home DepotHD36.4536.7235.7735.8511.4M
ComcastCMCSA35.0035.4434.9835.2010.8M
Procter & GamblePG61.8162.0261.4361.749.9M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT48.5048.6647.9948.209.65M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS31.0031.1330.5130.719.32M
ChevronCVX61.0862.3961.0862.059.06M
International Business MachinesIBM82.6183.2581.3581.618.91M
McDonald'sMCD37.8838.4237.8038.348.47M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM47.0847.3546.6746.817.78M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64.1664.4164.0564.237.41M
AltriaMO82.3882.6681.7081.937.08M
MerckMRK41.9442.0241.5741.956.56M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24.8924.9824.5924.716.55M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC36.4136.4935.8836.106.26M
Coca-ColaKO44.4544.5544.0744.206.04M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH51.3851.9050.0250.294.93M
United TechnologiesUTX63.9264.0462.5062.904.78M
BoeingBA77.0577.2775.7576.114.44M
PepsicoPEP65.1265.4464.4164.613.63M
Gilead SciencesGILD65.0065.1264.2164.243.59M
3MMMM73.7573.9572.6773.113.34M
Union PacificUNP85.1585.3183.2083.221.6M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3159.003161.003130.503139.0024.9K
Exchange Rates of September 21, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 116.400 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.118 CAD1 CAD = 0.895 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.242 CHF1 CHF = 0.805 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.924 CNY1 CNY = 0.126 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 148.770 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.672 GBP1 GBP = 1.489 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.688 AUD1 AUD = 0.593 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.428 CAD1 CAD = 0.700 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.588 CHF1 CHF = 0.630 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.451 GBP1 GBP = 2.216 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.134 AUD1 AUD = 0.882 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.960 CAD1 CAD = 1.042 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.067 CHF1 CHF = 0.937 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.512 AUD1 AUD = 0.398 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.126 CAD1 CAD = 0.470 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.363 CHF1 CHF = 0.423 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.846 CAD1 CAD = 1.183 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.940 CHF1 CHF = 1.064 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.111 CHF1 CHF = 0.900 CAD

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