Financial news on October 22, 2007

Business and Financial news
Americans Are Open to Chinese Goods, Poll Finds

Most Americans have not stopped buying Chinese-made goods despite recent reports of unsafe food, toys and other products made in China, a New York Times/CBS News poll shows. Read more..

By STEVEN WEISMAN and MARJORIE CONNELLY - The New York Times

Chrysler Workers Narrowly Voting for Pact

A tally of available results indicated that about 53 percent of U.A.W. members have voted in favor of the deal so far, with 47 percent voting against. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD and NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Devoted Moviegoers Show Up Early

Frequent moviegoers tend to arrive at the theater 16 percent earlier than the average moviegoer, according to a survey by Arbitron, the audience research firm. Read more..

By ALEX MINDLIN - The New York Times

Google’s Purchase of Jaiku Raises New Privacy Issues

While Google’s Jaiku purchase may not seem like an earth-shaking event, some say it is the start of a truly interconnected world, where a chunk of our existence will migrate online. Read more..

By IVAR EKMAN - The New York Times

Novelty Maker Benefits as Silly String Goes to War

Although soldiers found that Silly String, the spray-can party favor, can be used to detect invisible bomb tripwires and potentially save lives, its maker has decided to keep a low profile. Read more..

By MARIA ASPAN - The New York Times

Pioneer Heart Patient Marks Medical Field’s 30-Year History

The first patient to receive an angioplasty paved the way for the 15 million patients to follow. Read more..

By BARNABY J. FEDER - The New York Times

Stocks Recover After Sell-Off Overseas

Wall Street managed to recoup early losses today after sharp market declines in Asia and Europe that reflected lingering fears over a tight credit market. Read more..

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC25,9526,6925,8526,6462.8M
AppleAAPL170,35174,90169,96174,3658.9M
MicrosoftMSFT30,1230,7030,1230,5158.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO31,1031,4730,9531,3741.9M
PfizerPFE24,0024,1523,8724,0238.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20,6021,3420,5121,2031.1M
General ElectricGE39,8440,2439,6840,1728.5M
ExxonMobilXOM91,1791,6889,6790,9125.2M
SchlumbergerSLB97,6497,8094,7795,3424M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC32,7333,9232,6633,8223.4M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT44,8045,4644,6445,2521.2M
AT&T Inc.T40,9841,4940,8241,1720.2M
MerckMRK53,6754,9552,7954,6419.4M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM44,9045,9344,6645,3718.1M
Home DepotHD30,5831,1830,3630,8817.8M
ConocoPhillipsCOP83,9984,3381,6083,1217.4M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT50,9051,8250,5151,6415.8M
ComcastCMCSA23,2923,7823,2923,6914.7M
AlphabetGOOGL638,67655,00636,28650,7513.3M
McDonald'sMCD56,0356,2655,6156,0212M
HP Inc.HPQ50,8351,4550,2551,2911.2M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64,3064,3963,5564,3411.2M
ChevronCVX88,1688,5186,7288,4410.8M
AmazonAMZN89,2591,6989,0291,299.87M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS33,6834,7933,5734,689.86M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY28,9829,0928,5028,919.7M
AltriaMO70,4171,6970,4171,479.63M
Coca-ColaKO58,5459,4058,3959,259.13M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ43,8044,3843,6944,339.11M
Procter & GamblePG70,6071,1270,5171,069.04M
3MMMM85,3586,7184,0886,288.99M
BoeingBA93,1695,0492,6094,937.94M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH47,2448,1847,0948,137.59M
International Business MachinesIBM110,97113,88110,96113,377.58M
Gilead SciencesGILD41,9742,8641,5642,577.24M
AmgenAMGN55,7456,3055,5056,126.66M
United TechnologiesUTX75,4976,5575,1375,805.9M
PepsicoPEP70,0371,2269,9871,175.46M
Union PacificUNP120,50126,38119,05125,252.8M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4236,004236,004196,004213,0011.1K
Exchange Rates of October 22, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 114,490 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0,978 CAD1 CAD = 1,022 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,178 CHF1 CHF = 0,849 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,510 CNY1 CNY = 0,133 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 162,290 JPY1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,698 GBP1 GBP = 1,433 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,598 AUD1 AUD = 0,626 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,386 CAD1 CAD = 0,721 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,670 CHF1 CHF = 0,599 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,430 GBP1 GBP = 2,327 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0,984 AUD1 AUD = 1,016 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,854 CAD1 CAD = 1,171 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,029 CHF1 CHF = 0,972 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,289 AUD1 AUD = 0,437 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,987 CAD1 CAD = 0,503 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,392 CHF1 CHF = 0,418 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,867 CAD1 CAD = 1,153 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1,045 CHF1 CHF = 0,957 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,204 CHF1 CHF = 0,830 CAD

See what else happened on October 22, 2007