Financial news on May 22, 2006

Business and Financial news
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By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

A Do-It-Herself Trend at the Big-Box Stores

In 2003, a purchaser of a kitchen cabinet was far more likely to be a man, but in 2005, such a buyer was almost as likely to be a woman. Read more..

By ALEX MINDLIN - The New York Times

An Online Market Blooms for Video Clip Reruns

ClipSyndicate gives local television stations a place to sell old news clips and share in advertising revenue that may follow. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

Asian Officials Call Bausch Slow to React

Singapore established a link between ReNu With MoistureLoc and eye fungus infections three months before the solution was recalled. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER and WAYNE ARNOLD - The New York Times

A Weinstein Will Invest in Exclusivity

The Weinstein Company has invested in aSmallWorld, an online community where invitations to join are difficult to come by. Read more..

By MARIA ASPAN - The New York Times

No Restful Sabbatical for Journalism Fellows

Of the seven Knight fellows who came to Stanford from American dailies, five worked at papers where buyouts were offered, and two had papers sold out from under them. Read more..

KATHARINE Q. SEELYE - The New York Times

NYSE Group Aims to Buy European Exchange

The NYSE Group agreed to make an offer to acquire Euronext, creating the first trans-Atlantic market. Read more..

By JENNY ANDERSON and HEATHER TIMMONS - The New York Times

Question: Who Is MediaNews's Dean Singleton?

MediaNews Group's executive sees a prosperous future for newspapers in a Web-based world, and he is making The San Jose Mercury News a testing ground. Read more..

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE - The New York Times

Stock Offerings This Week

The following equity and convertible debt offerings are expected this week:. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

With the Resurgence of the TV Drama, Ad Buyers Look Longer Before Leaping

At stake is an estimated $9 billion that advertisers agree to spend on fall shows each spring during the so-called upfront market. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT22.4823.0222.4522.8887.3M
IntelINTC18.1318.4517.9718.0184.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO20.6220.8920.5020.6055.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL13.5313.7213.5013.5529.4M
PfizerPFE23.7224.1423.7023.7228.3M
General ElectricGE34.0534.3634.0234.0726.7M
AppleAAPL63.8763.9962.7763.3825.7M
ExxonMobilXOM59.9561.4159.5660.7822.8M
AT&T Inc.T25.2925.6425.1125.2417.5M
AlphabetGOOGL367.85373.03365.25370.9517.2M
ComcastCMCSA31.6931.8930.9131.3315.3M
ConocoPhillipsCOP62.0363.2461.0262.5715.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM42.7242.9542.3442.6414.7M
SchlumbergerSLB63.2564.2561.5063.4813.2M
HP Inc.HPQ31.8532.5331.7332.1813.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30.8031.2030.7330.7912.9M
MerckMRK34.4234.6134.3034.4112.6M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30.0030.3229.8530.0012.1M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH44.1044.5743.3843.5212M
AmazonAMZN33.9634.9933.1834.8311.1M
Home DepotHD38.5038.6838.0638.4910.9M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT41.8042.7141.7041.7510.4M
AmgenAMGN67.8668.5967.4967.7910.3M
ChevronCVX58.0058.7557.0258.2210.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT47.2947.7747.1047.359.92M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ59.9060.2059.6559.869.61M
Procter & GamblePG53.9654.4953.9554.289.21M
Coca-ColaKO43.6443.7343.3843.607.82M
AltriaMO70.9071.3070.5270.857.74M
McDonald'sMCD34.0834.1433.5134.037.39M
International Business MachinesIBM79.9480.3479.4080.026.25M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24.0224.4723.8523.865.55M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC66.0667.2566.0066.645.53M
PepsicoPEP58.4059.5858.3559.275.48M
BoeingBA84.4686.0384.0285.714.54M
Gilead SciencesGILD54.3255.0153.3854.683.97M
United TechnologiesUTX62.7063.3862.1562.943.05M
3MMMM84.3184.5982.5983.733.01M
Union PacificUNP90.8693.0490.5192.261.63M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3059.003099.003037.003090.5018.6K
Exchange Rates of May 22, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 111.410 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.115 CAD1 CAD = 0.897 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.204 CHF1 CHF = 0.830 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 8.024 CNY1 CNY = 0.125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 143.290 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.682 GBP1 GBP = 1.466 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.706 AUD1 AUD = 0.586 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.434 CAD1 CAD = 0.698 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.549 CHF1 CHF = 0.646 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.501 AUD1 AUD = 0.400 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.102 CAD1 CAD = 0.476 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.270 CHF1 CHF = 0.440 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.840 CAD1 CAD = 1.190 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.908 CHF1 CHF = 1.102 AUD

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