Financial news on December 22, 2006

Business and Financial news
Guilty Plea Made in Trial Over Shelters From KPMG

A businessman pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and fraud and agreed to help federal prosecutors in their widening investigation into questionable tax shelters by KPMG. Read more..

By LYNNLEY BROWNING - The New York Times

With Owners in the Dark, Stocks Go Up

Companies can now keep trading on major markets while giving out only the numbers they choose, and investors don’t seem to mind. Read more..

By FLOYD NORRIS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 29.83 29.86 29.62 29.64 38M
Intel INTC 20.36 20.43 20.08 20.08 35.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27.34 27.42 26.93 26.93 27.4M
Apple AAPL 83.46 84.04 81.60 82.20 21.9M
Pfizer PFE 25.96 26.12 25.91 25.97 20.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17.11 17.25 17.05 17.11 19.7M
General Electric GE 37.89 37.90 37.51 37.57 15.6M
AT&T Inc. T 35.06 35.45 34.85 34.98 15.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 75.88 76.24 75.29 75.41 12M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 45.60 45.80 45.00 45.54 11.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 36.68 36.77 36.47 36.55 9.09M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 48.64 48.80 47.62 47.89 8.34M
Alphabet GOOGL 457.50 458.64 452.73 455.58 7.97M
Home Depot HD 38.95 39.07 38.75 38.89 7.91M
ConocoPhillips COP 72.00 72.28 71.05 71.05 7.89M
Altria MO 85.92 86.00 84.56 84.78 7.44M
HP Inc. HPQ 40.50 41.12 40.50 40.63 7.15M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.61 34.61 34.14 34.16 6.81M
Merck MRK 43.27 43.42 42.78 42.83 6.81M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 48.03 48.05 47.68 47.73 6.57M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65.70 65.95 65.45 65.65 6.07M
Schlumberger SLB 64.12 64.13 62.81 62.89 5.89M
Amazon AMZN 39.98 40.51 39.91 40.24 5.59M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 26.05 26.11 25.75 26.00 5.13M
Comcast CMCSA 42.58 42.72 42.24 42.43 4.9M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 53.76 53.91 52.91 53.45 4.57M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35.80 36.00 35.52 35.84 4.56M
Chevron CVX 73.30 73.51 72.66 72.73 4.49M
Amgen AMGN 69.00 69.27 68.60 68.71 4.45M
Procter & Gamble PG 64.23 64.25 63.75 63.80 4.39M
Coca-Cola KO 48.73 48.80 48.25 48.38 3.94M
McDonald's MCD 43.87 43.98 43.52 43.57 3.56M
United Technologies UTX 62.63 62.81 62.40 62.56 3.05M
International Business Machines IBM 95.75 95.98 95.24 95.25 3.03M
Pepsico PEP 63.59 63.73 62.95 63.10 3.02M
Gilead Sciences GILD 65.37 65.65 63.92 64.50 2.69M
Boeing BA 89.65 89.67 88.35 88.76 2.51M
3M MMM 78.82 79.01 78.34 78.35 1.66M
Union Pacific UNP 91.40 91.41 90.08 90.61 803K
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3666.00 3680.00 3647.00 3659.50 12.6K
Exchange Rates of December 22, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118.840 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.158 CAD 1 CAD = 0.863 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.220 CHF 1 CHF = 0.820 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.817 CNY 1 CNY = 0.128 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 156.010 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.670 GBP 1 GBP = 1.492 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.674 AUD 1 AUD = 0.597 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.520 CAD 1 CAD = 0.658 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.602 CHF 1 CHF = 0.624 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.429 GBP 1 GBP = 2.329 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.073 AUD 1 AUD = 0.932 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.974 CAD 1 CAD = 1.027 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.026 CHF 1 CHF = 0.974 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.498 AUD 1 AUD = 0.400 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.268 CAD 1 CAD = 0.441 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.389 CHF 1 CHF = 0.419 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.907 CAD 1 CAD = 1.102 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.956 CHF 1 CHF = 1.046 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.053 CHF 1 CHF = 0.950 CAD

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