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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT29,8329,8629,6229,6438M
IntelINTC20,3620,4320,0820,0835.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO27,3427,4226,9326,9327.4M
AppleAAPL83,4684,0481,6082,2021.9M
PfizerPFE25,9626,1225,9125,9720.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17,1117,2517,0517,1119.7M
General ElectricGE37,8937,9037,5137,5715.6M
AT&T Inc.T35,0635,4534,8534,9815.4M
ExxonMobilXOM75,8876,2475,2975,4112M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT45,6045,8045,0045,5411.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ36,6836,7736,4736,559.09M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM48,6448,8047,6247,898.34M
AlphabetGOOGL457,50458,64452,73455,587.97M
Home DepotHD38,9539,0738,7538,897.91M
ConocoPhillipsCOP72,0072,2871,0571,057.89M
AltriaMO85,9286,0084,5684,787.44M
HP Inc.HPQ40,5041,1240,5040,637.15M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34,6134,6134,1434,166.81M
MerckMRK43,2743,4242,7842,836.81M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT48,0348,0547,6847,736.57M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65,7065,9565,4565,656.07M
SchlumbergerSLB64,1264,1362,8162,895.89M
AmazonAMZN39,9840,5139,9140,245.59M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY26,0526,1125,7526,005.13M
ComcastCMCSA42,5842,7242,2442,434.9M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH53,7653,9152,9153,454.57M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35,8036,0035,5235,844.56M
ChevronCVX73,3073,5172,6672,734.49M
AmgenAMGN69,0069,2768,6068,714.45M
Procter & GamblePG64,2364,2563,7563,804.39M
Coca-ColaKO48,7348,8048,2548,383.94M
McDonald'sMCD43,8743,9843,5243,573.56M
United TechnologiesUTX62,6362,8162,4062,563.05M
International Business MachinesIBM95,7595,9895,2495,253.03M
PepsicoPEP63,5963,7362,9563,103.02M
Gilead SciencesGILD65,3765,6563,9264,502.69M
BoeingBA89,6589,6788,3588,762.51M
3MMMM78,8279,0178,3478,351.66M
Union PacificUNP91,4091,4190,0890,61803K
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3666,003680,003647,003659,5012.6K
Exchange Rates of December 22, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 118,840 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,158 CAD1 CAD = 0,863 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,220 CHF1 CHF = 0,820 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,817 CNY1 CNY = 0,128 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 156,010 JPY1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,670 GBP1 GBP = 1,492 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,674 AUD1 AUD = 0,597 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,520 CAD1 CAD = 0,658 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,602 CHF1 CHF = 0,624 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,429 GBP1 GBP = 2,329 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,073 AUD1 AUD = 0,932 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,974 CAD1 CAD = 1,027 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,026 CHF1 CHF = 0,974 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,498 AUD1 AUD = 0,400 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,268 CAD1 CAD = 0,441 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,389 CHF1 CHF = 0,419 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,907 CAD1 CAD = 1,102 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,956 CHF1 CHF = 1,046 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,053 CHF1 CHF = 0,950 CAD

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