Financial news on July 23, 2007

Business and Financial news
Cute Friends to Collect, and Plug in to the Internet

With their new crop of products that plug into the Internet, toy makers are placing bets on the longstanding enthusiasm among children for collecting things. Read more..

By DANIEL E. SLOTNIK - The New York Times

In Italy, Politicians Agree on Saving a Soap Opera

Rumors have circulated that RAI, the Italian state broadcaster, would not confirm a 10th season for “Incantesimo,” or “Enchantment.” Read more..

By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO - The New York Times

Site Aimed at Video Doers, Not Watchers, Expands

The Daily Reel is increasing its users’ social networks and job opportunities, while trying to remain a little exclusive. Read more..

By MARIA ASPAN - The New York Times

Two British Insurance Companies in Discussions on Possible Merger

Resolution and Friends Provident may look to combine and create a company with a market value of about £8.3 billion, or $17.1 billion. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 29.72 30.39 29.68 30.26 63.5M
Intel INTC 24.62 24.97 24.57 24.72 56.4M
Microsoft MSFT 31.36 31.52 31.12 31.19 48.9M
Pfizer PFE 24.96 25.30 24.90 25.03 40.1M
Merck MRK 51.54 53.35 51.18 52.33 39.9M
Apple AAPL 143.31 145.22 140.93 143.70 37M
General Electric GE 40.30 40.96 40.30 40.82 33.4M
AT&T Inc. T 39.48 40.21 39.38 40.03 30.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20.65 20.91 20.64 20.78 29.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 91.93 93.62 91.30 93.44 24.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 47.75 47.87 47.06 47.15 20.5M
Home Depot HD 39.49 39.50 38.90 38.96 19.7M
Comcast CMCSA 28.88 29.11 28.69 28.85 19.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 86.19 86.23 84.02 85.63 15.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 34.95 35.15 34.72 34.85 15.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 42.45 43.35 42.45 42.79 14.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.35 54.90 53.23 53.92 13.1M
Gilead Sciences GILD 39.19 39.37 37.61 38.00 12.9M
Alphabet GOOGL 519.01 520.00 512.15 512.51 12.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.30 48.40 47.95 48.11 12.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 31.78 32.20 31.67 32.13 12.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.45 35.23 34.43 35.03 11.3M
Pepsico PEP 65.02 66.87 64.75 66.59 11M
HP Inc. HPQ 48.51 49.00 48.31 48.43 10.7M
Schlumberger SLB 98.59 98.60 96.03 96.32 10.4M
Amgen AMGN 56.93 57.25 56.65 56.80 10.3M
Chevron CVX 92.17 93.16 91.15 92.57 9.66M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.29 63.71 62.29 63.34 9.58M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.89 62.33 61.85 62.00 9.44M
Amazon AMZN 71.78 72.67 70.85 71.74 9.27M
Altria MO 69.98 70.10 69.40 69.62 8.81M
International Business Machines IBM 114.88 116.43 114.85 116.38 8.04M
Coca-Cola KO 53.33 53.75 53.15 53.64 7.03M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 51.50 51.66 51.06 51.17 6.81M
McDonald's MCD 52.65 52.87 51.89 52.50 5.43M
United Technologies UTX 76.57 76.84 75.97 76.22 5.15M
Boeing BA 104.48 104.55 103.22 104.04 4.04M
3M MMM 90.61 91.42 90.35 90.87 2.77M
Union Pacific UNP 125.00 127.99 125.00 127.32 1.81M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3635.00 3642.00 3625.00 3638.50 9.4K
Exchange Rates of July 23, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 121.090 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.047 CAD 1 CAD = 0.955 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.206 CHF 1 CHF = 0.829 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.562 CNY 1 CNY = 0.132 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 167.180 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.670 GBP 1 GBP = 1.492 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.563 AUD 1 AUD = 0.640 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.445 CAD 1 CAD = 0.692 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.665 CHF 1 CHF = 0.601 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.401 GBP 1 GBP = 2.495 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.934 AUD 1 AUD = 1.070 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.864 CAD 1 CAD = 1.157 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.996 CHF 1 CHF = 1.004 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.331 AUD 1 AUD = 0.429 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.155 CAD 1 CAD = 0.464 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.483 CHF 1 CHF = 0.403 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.924 CAD 1 CAD = 1.082 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.065 CHF 1 CHF = 0.939 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.152 CHF 1 CHF = 0.868 CAD

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