Financial news on February 22, 2007

Business and Financial news
A Google Package Challenges Microsoft

Google will unveil communications and productivity software aimed at businesses that will be accessible over the Internet. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

A Pocket Digital Camera That Holds Its Breath Under Water

Just in case the fish speak, the Optio W30 shoots 30 frames a second while recording sound. Read more..

By MARTY KATZ - The New York Times

Blend a PC Into Your TV System, Using Wireless and High Definition

Some video buffs may want to relay their high-definition programming all over the house or take it with them on the road. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Hospital Group Offers Plan on Health Coverage for All

A group of the largest commercial hospital chains plans to propose that individuals be required to have basic health coverage. Read more..

By MILT FREUDENHEIM - The New York Times

Lofty Hopes, Suspended

The case of a small development in Southwest Florida illustrates the important role that real estate investors played in driving a housing boom over the edge. Read more..

By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY and VIKAS BAJAJ - The New York Times

Settlement Lets Apple Use ‘iPhone’

Apple and Cisco settled a dispute over the iPhone trademark, which Apple wants for its much anticipated device. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

The Magic Is in the Tweaking

Entrepreneurs discover success requires a little reinvention. Read more..

By ANNE FIELD - The New York Times

The Suitors for Chrysler Grow Sparse

DaimlerChrysler is said to prefer to sell the struggling Chrysler Group in one piece, rather than let potential bidders pick and choose among its assets. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

U.S. Won’t Seek to Restore Fraud Conviction of Ex-Westar Officials

An appeals court said that evidence at the trial did not justify the guilty verdicts. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Whole Foods Makes Offer for a Smaller Rival

Whole Foods surprised investors by announcing a proposed merger with Wild Oats Markets. Read more..

By ANDREW MARTIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT29.3129.5429.1629.3957.8M
IntelINTC21.0021.0720.7820.9752.4M
Cisco SystemsCSCO27.5227.6127.2227.4040.3M
General ElectricGE35.8235.8835.3135.4037.7M
PfizerPFE26.0626.0925.8125.8736.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17.2617.3017.0117.2733M
AppleAAPL90.8090.8188.5389.5129.9M
HP Inc.HPQ41.2541.3040.2140.7825.3M
ExxonMobilXOM74.6275.2174.2075.0817.2M
AT&T Inc.T37.1637.4036.8937.0514.8M
AmgenAMGN66.8467.4166.6266.7414.4M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT52.7153.6952.6553.6214.4M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64.9765.0764.6564.7812.9M
MerckMRK43.8544.0243.1343.2012.4M
ConocoPhillipsCOP66.2966.9765.6066.8811.8M
AlphabetGOOGL478.69484.24474.39475.8511.5M
AltriaMO85.3785.5084.6584.8410.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT50.0950.1849.5549.6910.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC36.1336.2335.9436.2110.5M
SchlumbergerSLB63.3765.1863.0564.9710.3M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ38.5038.6238.2238.449.81M
ComcastCMCSA27.8627.9227.1227.459.77M
Home DepotHD41.1041.3040.9941.189.48M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM51.8051.9551.3851.649.11M
ChevronCVX70.0270.9669.8470.678.4M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS35.0735.2434.9635.167.76M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY27.0527.1326.9727.097.33M
Procter & GamblePG64.4864.7364.3164.716.32M
International Business MachinesIBM98.8099.5097.7798.505.9M
PepsicoPEP64.9165.0064.2364.665.62M
Coca-ColaKO47.5547.7447.2247.304.93M
AmazonAMZN41.4042.0040.8941.004.93M
McDonald'sMCD45.8546.0945.8146.054.8M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH53.8254.0053.4553.723.89M
Gilead SciencesGILD74.2074.7573.1074.063.45M
BoeingBA91.1091.9390.2790.583.18M
United TechnologiesUTX67.7968.0667.0667.503.13M
3MMMM76.2576.7576.1376.352.8M
Union PacificUNP104.89105.84103.52104.112.08M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3596.003609.003565.003575.008.6K
Exchange Rates of February 22, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 121.560 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.162 CAD1 CAD = 0.861 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.238 CHF1 CHF = 0.808 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.750 CNY1 CNY = 0.129 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 159.560 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.671 GBP1 GBP = 1.491 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.663 AUD1 AUD = 0.601 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.525 CAD1 CAD = 0.656 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.625 CHF1 CHF = 0.615 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.420 GBP1 GBP = 2.380 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.042 AUD1 AUD = 0.960 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.955 CAD1 CAD = 1.047 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.018 CHF1 CHF = 0.982 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.480 AUD1 AUD = 0.403 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.274 CAD1 CAD = 0.440 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.422 CHF1 CHF = 0.413 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.916 CAD1 CAD = 1.091 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.976 CHF1 CHF = 1.024 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.065 CHF1 CHF = 0.939 CAD

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