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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 25,95 26,69 25,85 26,64 62.8M
Apple AAPL 170,35 174,90 169,96 174,36 58.9M
Microsoft MSFT 30,12 30,70 30,12 30,51 58.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 31,10 31,47 30,95 31,37 41.9M
Pfizer PFE 24,00 24,15 23,87 24,02 38.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20,60 21,34 20,51 21,20 31.1M
General Electric GE 39,84 40,24 39,68 40,17 28.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 91,17 91,68 89,67 90,91 25.2M
Schlumberger SLB 97,64 97,80 94,77 95,34 24M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 32,73 33,92 32,66 33,82 23.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 44,80 45,46 44,64 45,25 21.2M
AT&T Inc. T 40,98 41,49 40,82 41,17 20.2M
Merck MRK 53,67 54,95 52,79 54,64 19.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44,90 45,93 44,66 45,37 18.1M
Home Depot HD 30,58 31,18 30,36 30,88 17.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 83,99 84,33 81,60 83,12 17.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 50,90 51,82 50,51 51,64 15.8M
Comcast CMCSA 23,29 23,78 23,29 23,69 14.7M
Alphabet GOOGL 638,67 655,00 636,28 650,75 13.3M
McDonald's MCD 56,03 56,26 55,61 56,02 12M
HP Inc. HPQ 50,83 51,45 50,25 51,29 11.2M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64,30 64,39 63,55 64,34 11.2M
Chevron CVX 88,16 88,51 86,72 88,44 10.8M
Amazon AMZN 89,25 91,69 89,02 91,29 9.87M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33,68 34,79 33,57 34,68 9.86M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 28,98 29,09 28,50 28,91 9.7M
Altria MO 70,41 71,69 70,41 71,47 9.63M
Coca-Cola KO 58,54 59,40 58,39 59,25 9.13M
Verizon Communications VZ 43,80 44,38 43,69 44,33 9.11M
Procter & Gamble PG 70,60 71,12 70,51 71,06 9.04M
3M MMM 85,35 86,71 84,08 86,28 8.99M
Boeing BA 93,16 95,04 92,60 94,93 7.94M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47,24 48,18 47,09 48,13 7.59M
International Business Machines IBM 110,97 113,88 110,96 113,37 7.58M
Gilead Sciences GILD 41,97 42,86 41,56 42,57 7.24M
Amgen AMGN 55,74 56,30 55,50 56,12 6.66M
United Technologies UTX 75,49 76,55 75,13 75,80 5.9M
Pepsico PEP 70,03 71,22 69,98 71,17 5.46M
Union Pacific UNP 120,50 126,38 119,05 125,25 2.8M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4236,00 4236,00 4196,00 4213,00 11.1K
Exchange Rates of October 22, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114,490 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0,978 CAD 1 CAD = 1,022 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,178 CHF 1 CHF = 0,849 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,510 CNY 1 CNY = 0,133 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 162,290 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,698 GBP 1 GBP = 1,433 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,598 AUD 1 AUD = 0,626 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,386 CAD 1 CAD = 0,721 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,670 CHF 1 CHF = 0,599 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,430 GBP 1 GBP = 2,327 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,984 AUD 1 AUD = 1,016 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,854 CAD 1 CAD = 1,171 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,029 CHF 1 CHF = 0,972 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,289 AUD 1 AUD = 0,437 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,987 CAD 1 CAD = 0,503 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,392 CHF 1 CHF = 0,418 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,867 CAD 1 CAD = 1,153 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1,045 CHF 1 CHF = 0,957 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,204 CHF 1 CHF = 0,830 CAD

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