Financial news on July 23rd, 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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO29.7230.3929.6830.2663.5M
IntelINTC24.6224.9724.5724.7256.4M
MicrosoftMSFT31.3631.5231.1231.1948.9M
PfizerPFE24.9625.3024.9025.0340.1M
MerckMRK51.5453.3551.1852.3339.9M
AppleAAPL143.31145.22140.93143.7037M
General ElectricGE40.3040.9640.3040.8233.4M
AT&T Inc.T39.4840.2139.3840.0330.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20.6520.9120.6420.7829.4M
ExxonMobilXOM91.9393.6291.3093.4424.4M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM47.7547.8747.0647.1520.5M
Home DepotHD39.4939.5038.9038.9619.7M
ComcastCMCSA28.8829.1128.6928.8519.2M
ConocoPhillipsCOP86.1986.2384.0285.6315.9M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC34.9535.1534.7234.8515.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ42.4543.3542.4542.7914.3M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53.3554.9053.2353.9213.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD39.1939.3737.6138.0012.9M
AlphabetGOOGL519.01520.00512.15512.5112.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48.3048.4047.9548.1112.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY31.7832.2031.6732.1312.3M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.4535.2334.4335.0311.3M
PepsicoPEP65.0266.8764.7566.5911M
HP Inc.HPQ48.5149.0048.3148.4310.7M
SchlumbergerSLB98.5998.6096.0396.3210.4M
AmgenAMGN56.9357.2556.6556.8010.3M
ChevronCVX92.1793.1691.1592.579.66M
Procter & GamblePG62.2963.7162.2963.349.58M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ61.8962.3361.8562.009.44M
AmazonAMZN71.7872.6770.8571.749.27M
AltriaMO69.9870.1069.4069.628.81M
International Business MachinesIBM114.88116.43114.85116.388.04M
Coca-ColaKO53.3353.7553.1553.647.03M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH51.5051.6651.0651.176.81M
McDonald'sMCD52.6552.8751.8952.505.43M
United TechnologiesUTX76.5776.8475.9776.225.15M
BoeingBA104.48104.55103.22104.044.04M
3MMMM90.6191.4290.3590.872.77M
Union PacificUNP125.00127.99125.00127.321.81M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3635.003642.003625.003638.509.4K
Exchange Rates of July 23rd, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 121.090 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.047 CAD1 CAD = 0.955 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.206 CHF1 CHF = 0.829 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.562 CNY1 CNY = 0.132 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 167.180 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.670 GBP1 GBP = 1.492 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.563 AUD1 AUD = 0.640 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.445 CAD1 CAD = 0.692 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.665 CHF1 CHF = 0.601 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.401 GBP1 GBP = 2.495 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.934 AUD1 AUD = 1.070 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.864 CAD1 CAD = 1.157 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.996 CHF1 CHF = 1.004 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.331 AUD1 AUD = 0.429 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.155 CAD1 CAD = 0.464 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.483 CHF1 CHF = 0.403 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.924 CAD1 CAD = 1.082 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1.065 CHF1 CHF = 0.939 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.152 CHF1 CHF = 0.868 CAD

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