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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 21,92 21,93 21,10 21,35 155M
Cisco Systems CSCO 18,54 18,56 18,13 18,16 54.6M
Microsoft MSFT 26,41 26,53 26,30 26,35 47.9M
Alphabet GOOGL 407,38 428,39 405,73 427,50 45.4M
General Electric GE 33,53 33,67 33,26 33,29 38.8M
Apple AAPL 76,10 79,56 76,00 77,67 37.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 12,31 12,50 12,21 12,30 37M
Pfizer PFE 24,80 24,99 24,75 24,89 28.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 60,53 61,64 60,12 61,20 19.3M
Amgen AMGN 75,97 76,00 73,52 74,90 16.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 63,05 65,19 62,68 64,91 16M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 45,00 45,47 44,54 45,25 15.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 38,14 38,70 37,97 38,27 13.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,05 31,20 30,85 31,00 11.7M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 25,75 25,80 25,25 25,52 11.5M
AT&T Inc. T 24,68 24,75 24,39 24,45 10.9M
Schlumberger SLB 123,25 126,87 121,15 126,00 10.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 31,69 31,79 31,21 31,34 10.7M
Comcast CMCSA 27,75 27,90 27,45 27,49 10.6M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 59,51 59,83 57,72 57,99 9.61M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22,25 22,35 22,02 22,10 9.45M
Procter & Gamble PG 57,84 58,26 57,64 57,64 9.44M
Home Depot HD 40,40 40,58 39,65 39,69 9.31M
Chevron CVX 61,09 62,38 60,52 62,21 8.96M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 40,50 41,55 40,13 40,51 7.91M
Merck MRK 33,14 33,21 32,76 32,83 7.77M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60,75 61,24 60,61 61,19 7.21M
McDonald's MCD 35,86 36,09 35,27 35,71 6.94M
Coca-Cola KO 40,00 40,66 40,00 40,50 6.61M
Altria MO 74,85 75,18 74,44 74,72 6.26M
International Business Machines IBM 81,33 81,92 80,92 81,41 6.11M
Amazon AMZN 44,18 44,75 43,50 43,73 5.75M
Boeing BA 65,90 67,34 65,90 67,02 4.07M
Gilead Sciences GILD 57,25 57,32 55,70 56,39 3.86M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 61,51 61,94 61,50 61,61 3.52M
United Technologies UTX 55,01 55,08 54,20 54,47 3.24M
3M MMM 75,50 76,23 74,81 75,70 2.95M
Pepsico PEP 57,26 57,83 57,22 57,50 2.85M
Union Pacific UNP 83,83 85,84 83,83 85,84 2.53M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2940,00 2959,00 2935,00 2939,50 7.7K
Exchange Rates of January 23, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114,430 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,150 CAD 1 CAD = 0,870 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,257 CHF 1 CHF = 0,796 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8,063 CNY 1 CNY = 0,124 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 140,780 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,689 GBP 1 GBP = 1,452 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,632 AUD 1 AUD = 0,613 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,414 CAD 1 CAD = 0,707 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,546 CHF 1 CHF = 0,647 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,371 AUD 1 AUD = 0,422 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,053 CAD 1 CAD = 0,487 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,244 CHF 1 CHF = 0,446 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,866 CAD 1 CAD = 1,155 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,947 CHF 1 CHF = 1,056 AUD

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