Financial news on July 22, 2008

Business and Financial news
As Loan Giants Are Inspected, Bush Prods Congress

Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. said that examiners are inspecting the books of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Read more..

By STEPHEN LABATON - The New York Times

TiVo and Amazon Team Up

The two companies want to turn the television remote control into a tool for buying the products being advertised and promoted on commercials and talk shows. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Women Are Now Equal as Victims of Poor Economy

Women in the workplace are being afflicted by the same troubles as men. And they are responding as men have, by dropping out or disappearing for a while. Read more..

By LOUIS UCHITELLE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27.29 30.61 26.63 30.43 101M
Microsoft MSFT 25.56 25.94 25.48 25.80 88.7M
Merck MRK 32.35 32.87 31.15 31.33 78.1M
Intel INTC 21.77 22.12 21.63 22.09 74.3M
General Electric GE 27.82 28.53 27.60 28.50 71.8M
Apple AAPL 148.90 162.76 146.53 162.02 67.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.61 21.94 21.46 21.90 54.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 38.16 41.04 37.61 40.86 50.1M
Pfizer PFE 17.98 18.49 17.89 18.35 49.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21.17 21.62 21.15 21.59 33M
AT&T Inc. T 31.56 31.85 31.17 31.82 32.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 82.56 83.23 81.57 82.86 27.9M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 24.40 26.40 24.15 26.21 26.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 57.21 59.56 57.15 59.06 25.9M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 56.49 58.73 56.49 57.69 25.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30.42 30.55 29.97 30.41 21.7M
Coca-Cola KO 50.12 52.12 50.06 51.35 21.6M
Comcast CMCSA 19.93 20.05 19.49 19.83 19.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 34.97 35.33 34.24 34.68 19.1M
Home Depot HD 23.00 24.10 22.86 23.95 17.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 85.50 85.98 83.77 84.31 16.4M
Visa V 69.60 74.23 67.90 74.05 16.4M
Altria MO 20.15 20.64 20.10 20.60 15.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 67.02 68.25 67.02 67.99 15.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 42.90 43.56 42.63 43.53 15.1M
Chevron CVX 86.52 87.51 85.13 85.63 15.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21.72 22.02 21.46 21.68 13.4M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.65 64.70 63.53 64.10 13.2M
Gilead Sciences GILD 50.19 51.27 49.19 51.10 13.1M
Amgen AMGN 53.79 54.66 53.41 54.60 12.3M
International Business Machines IBM 127.50 130.00 127.26 130.00 11.4M
Schlumberger SLB 106.17 108.00 103.12 104.09 11.3M
McDonald's MCD 59.50 60.60 59.50 60.12 9.62M
Alphabet GOOGL 467.00 480.25 465.60 477.11 9.37M
Pepsico PEP 64.62 66.36 64.12 66.19 8.88M
Amazon AMZN 67.21 69.14 65.88 67.97 8.8M
United Technologies UTX 64.09 65.33 63.71 65.27 6.56M
Boeing BA 68.58 69.50 67.76 69.26 6.17M
3M MMM 68.12 70.45 68.10 70.30 5.8M
Union Pacific UNP 71.85 74.93 71.85 74.15 5.17M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3922.00 3950.00 3862.00 3936.00 21.4K
Exchange Rates of July 22, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 107.290 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.007 CAD 1 CAD = 0.993 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.030 CHF 1 CHF = 0.971 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.822 CNY 1 CNY = 0.147 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 169.400 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.793 GBP 1 GBP = 1.261 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.625 AUD 1 AUD = 0.615 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.591 CAD 1 CAD = 0.629 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.626 CHF 1 CHF = 0.615 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.468 GBP 1 GBP = 2.138 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.959 AUD 1 AUD = 1.043 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.939 CAD 1 CAD = 1.066 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.960 CHF 1 CHF = 1.042 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.050 AUD 1 AUD = 0.488 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.006 CAD 1 CAD = 0.498 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.051 CHF 1 CHF = 0.488 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.978 CAD 1 CAD = 1.022 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.000 CHF 1 CHF = 1.000 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.022 CHF 1 CHF = 0.978 CAD

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