Financial news on June 22, 2006

Business and Financial news
3 Oil Firms May Alter Gulf Leases

Executives from Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhillips indicated that they might be willing to give up sizable taxpayer subsidies. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

Arthur Wood, Executive, 93, Who Led Sears, Dies

Arthur M. Wood oversaw the completion of the company's tower in Chicago even as the chain's domination of the American retail market was eroding. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

A Way to View 'Desperate Housewives' While Cruising the Nile

Shows from a home TV can be seen anyplace with high-speed access, but don't expect HDTV-quality pictures. Read more..

By ERIC A. TAUB - The New York Times

Canada Urged to Scrutinize Media Mergers

A committee of Canada's Senate also recommended that the government-owned CBC end commercials on its TV networks and stop sports programming. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

CareerBuilder to Sell Stake, and Suitors Aren't Shy

Portions of CareerBuilder.com, a job recruitment Web site, are up for grabs among several newspaper companies trying to piggyback on its success. Read more..

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE - The New York Times

Must Click Off Now, I Need My Cursor Back

Sony's new MouseTalk won't allow you to talk to your computer, but it will let you talk to your friends over the Internet. Read more..

By STEPHEN C. MILLER - The New York Times

Paulson to Sell His Goldman Shares

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Suitors Circle Hong Kong Company's Assets

A bidding war has broken out over some assets of PCCW, one of Hong Kong's biggest telecommunications and media companies. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

Which New DVD Format? Neither Just Yet

Welcome to your one-stop information resource about the next generation of home movie equipment! Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Would You Say That to Somebody's Face? You Can, With Voice and Video Messaging

The Microsoft LifeCams is one of the first Webcams that bear Microsoft's name. Read more..

By ERIC A. TAUB - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 23.06 23.17 22.78 22.88 76.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14.62 14.70 14.25 14.33 48.9M
Intel INTC 18.45 18.54 18.15 18.25 45.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 20.13 20.23 19.54 19.69 41.4M
Apple AAPL 58.20 59.75 58.07 59.58 34.5M
General Electric GE 33.27 33.46 33.14 33.24 25.3M
Pfizer PFE 22.81 22.99 22.63 22.65 23.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 33.62 33.94 32.94 32.97 20.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 58.20 58.40 57.65 57.97 16.7M
Schlumberger SLB 56.40 57.78 55.80 57.21 14.5M
AT&T Inc. T 27.34 27.44 27.13 27.29 14.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 32.87 33.23 32.74 32.74 13.2M
Alphabet GOOGL 401.58 406.00 388.00 399.95 11.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 60.07 60.93 59.56 60.76 11.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41.12 41.67 41.00 41.07 10.5M
Home Depot HD 36.72 36.95 36.36 36.48 10.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.13 29.51 29.07 29.28 9.55M
Comcast CMCSA 32.47 32.65 31.73 31.92 9.39M
Merck MRK 35.18 35.65 35.05 35.25 9.06M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.71 49.19 48.27 48.48 8.47M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.15 62.00 60.92 61.18 7.81M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.69 25.75 25.26 25.63 7.49M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 42.27 42.45 41.85 42.04 7.09M
Chevron CVX 58.19 58.97 57.97 58.66 6.29M
Procter & Gamble PG 55.63 55.92 55.52 55.85 6.12M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 44.20 45.20 44.20 44.43 5.79M
Amgen AMGN 65.42 65.56 64.53 64.97 5.66M
International Business Machines IBM 78.16 78.37 77.00 77.19 5.56M
McDonald's MCD 33.20 33.40 32.48 32.55 5.24M
Altria MO 71.71 72.48 71.70 72.22 5.03M
Amazon AMZN 36.55 36.85 36.11 36.37 4.73M
Pepsico PEP 59.61 60.37 59.32 60.02 4.31M
Coca-Cola KO 43.02 43.05 42.62 42.87 4.02M
Boeing BA 85.55 85.68 83.88 84.06 3.63M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 66.27 66.55 66.05 66.41 3.14M
Gilead Sciences GILD 55.71 56.66 54.75 54.95 2.8M
United Technologies UTX 61.49 62.16 60.90 61.89 2.72M
3M MMM 80.65 80.80 79.29 79.59 1.79M
Union Pacific UNP 89.95 90.82 88.57 89.71 1.13M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3087.00 3087.00 3060.50 3066.00 12K
Exchange Rates of June 22, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 116.110 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.118 CAD 1 CAD = 0.895 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.243 CHF 1 CHF = 0.805 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.996 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 145.960 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.688 GBP 1 GBP = 1.454 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.713 AUD 1 AUD = 0.584 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.405 CAD 1 CAD = 0.712 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.562 CHF 1 CHF = 0.640 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.491 AUD 1 AUD = 0.401 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.043 CAD 1 CAD = 0.490 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.272 CHF 1 CHF = 0.440 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.820 CAD 1 CAD = 1.220 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.911 CHF 1 CHF = 1.097 AUD

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