Financial news on January 23, 2006

Business and Financial news
As Profits Soar, Companies Pay U.S. Less for Gas Rights

As a result of pro-industry regulations, the nation's taxpayers have missed much of the recent energy bonanza. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

At Disney, a Dealmaker in the Grip of Technological Change

The aggressive pursuit of a deal with Pixar by Disney’s chief executive speaks volumes about his own ambitions and how he perceives his company’s future. Read more..

By LAURA M. HOLSON and JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

The Jobs Factor Complicates the Media Universe

The calculus of the Walt Disney Company buying Pixar Animation Studios is, on its face, simple: big media conglomerate plus vaunted computer animation studio plus closer ties with Steven P. Jobs, the maverick Pixar founder, equals potential powerh... Read more..

By RICHARD SIKLOS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC21.9221.9321.1021.35155M
Cisco SystemsCSCO18.5418.5618.1318.1654.6M
MicrosoftMSFT26.4126.5326.3026.3547.9M
AlphabetGOOGL407.38428.39405.73427.5045.4M
General ElectricGE33.5333.6733.2633.2938.8M
AppleAAPL76.1079.5676.0077.6737.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL12.3112.5012.2112.3037M
PfizerPFE24.8024.9924.7524.8928.8M
ExxonMobilXOM60.5361.6460.1261.2019.3M
AmgenAMGN75.9776.0073.5274.9016.2M
ConocoPhillipsCOP63.0565.1962.6864.9116M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT45.0045.4744.5445.2515.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM38.1438.7037.9738.2713.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31.0531.2030.8531.0011.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS25.7525.8025.2525.5211.5M
AT&T Inc.T24.6824.7524.3924.4510.9M
SchlumbergerSLB123.25126.87121.15126.0010.8M
HP Inc.HPQ31.6931.7931.2131.3410.7M
ComcastCMCSA27.7527.9027.4527.4910.6M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH59.5159.8357.7257.999.61M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.2522.3522.0222.109.45M
Procter & GamblePG57.8458.2657.6457.649.44M
Home DepotHD40.4040.5839.6539.699.31M
ChevronCVX61.0962.3860.5262.218.96M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT40.5041.5540.1340.517.91M
MerckMRK33.1433.2132.7632.837.77M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.7561.2460.6161.197.21M
McDonald'sMCD35.8636.0935.2735.716.94M
Coca-ColaKO40.0040.6640.0040.506.61M
AltriaMO74.8575.1874.4474.726.26M
International Business MachinesIBM81.3381.9280.9281.416.11M
AmazonAMZN44.1844.7543.5043.735.75M
BoeingBA65.9067.3465.9067.024.07M
Gilead SciencesGILD57.2557.3255.7056.393.86M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC61.5161.9461.5061.613.52M
United TechnologiesUTX55.0155.0854.2054.473.24M
3MMMM75.5076.2374.8175.702.95M
PepsicoPEP57.2657.8357.2257.502.85M
Union PacificUNP83.8385.8483.8385.842.53M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2940.002959.002935.002939.507.7K
Exchange Rates of January 23, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 114.430 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.150 CAD1 CAD = 0.870 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.257 CHF1 CHF = 0.796 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 8.063 CNY1 CNY = 0.124 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 140.780 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.689 GBP1 GBP = 1.452 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.632 AUD1 AUD = 0.613 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.414 CAD1 CAD = 0.707 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.546 CHF1 CHF = 0.647 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.371 AUD1 AUD = 0.422 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.053 CAD1 CAD = 0.487 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.244 CHF1 CHF = 0.446 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.866 CAD1 CAD = 1.155 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.947 CHF1 CHF = 1.056 AUD

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