Financial news on June 23, 2008

Business and Financial news
An Unlikely Promoter Drives Nokia’s Push in Hollywood

While once formidable competitors like Motorola struggle to deliver their phones on time, Nokia wants to transform itself into a next-generation entertainment company. Read more..

By LAURA M. HOLSON - The New York Times

Bill to Protect Companies in Inquiries Adds Support

Ex-prosecutors praised a proposed rule on confidential legal contact that has come under attack amid corporate fraud scandals. Read more..

By LYNNLEY BROWNING - The New York Times

Bollywood Goes to Hollywood, Seeking Bargains

Reliance Entertainment, part of an Indian conglomerate, is in talks to finance Steven Spielberg and David Geffen in a new venture. Read more..

By HEATHER TIMMONS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 27,59 27,80 27,28 27,40 61.1M
Microsoft MSFT 28,28 28,41 27,79 27,97 57.1M
Pfizer PFE 17,46 17,51 17,30 17,38 46.5M
Intel INTC 22,51 22,71 22,31 22,36 46.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24,88 24,99 24,39 24,55 44.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 37,99 37,99 36,51 36,87 37.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 24,63 24,79 23,88 24,26 36.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22,34 22,41 21,83 22,08 32.6M
AT&T Inc. T 34,51 34,70 34,25 34,38 28.5M
Comcast CMCSA 19,71 20,00 19,11 19,15 26.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 85,10 87,70 85,09 87,70 23.6M
Apple AAPL 174,78 175,88 171,56 173,16 23.1M
Home Depot HD 26,40 26,40 24,90 25,06 22.9M
Merck MRK 35,21 35,99 35,12 35,83 18.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 35,46 36,04 35,37 35,91 17M
ConocoPhillips COP 92,03 95,54 92,03 95,54 15.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 27,23 27,24 26,22 26,39 15.5M
Altria MO 20,83 21,09 20,77 20,90 14.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 56,60 57,00 56,43 56,64 14.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53,47 54,53 53,37 54,29 12.9M
Amgen AMGN 45,06 46,11 44,97 45,89 12.4M
Chevron CVX 96,03 99,14 96,03 99,06 12.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 45,87 45,98 45,34 45,51 11.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32,13 32,44 32,04 32,39 10.9M
Schlumberger SLB 104,00 108,49 103,70 108,42 10.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 63,43 63,60 62,74 62,93 10.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 19,69 19,80 19,60 19,70 10.3M
Coca-Cola KO 53,85 53,85 53,02 53,26 8.96M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64,20 64,46 63,95 64,29 8.69M
Visa V 83,81 84,35 81,02 81,06 7.54M
Amazon AMZN 81,30 82,15 79,55 80,68 7.43M
Alphabet GOOGL 545,36 553,15 542,02 545,21 7.26M
McDonald's MCD 57,75 58,05 56,94 57,01 7.03M
International Business Machines IBM 123,00 124,50 122,40 123,46 5.85M
Pepsico PEP 65,23 65,31 64,37 64,63 5.72M
Gilead Sciences GILD 54,86 55,25 54,26 54,76 5.41M
United Technologies UTX 69,23 69,23 68,43 68,82 4.62M
Boeing BA 76,23 76,48 75,12 75,59 4.04M
Union Pacific UNP 77,36 77,36 75,18 75,54 3.24M
3M MMM 73,35 73,44 72,80 72,96 3M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4149,00 4165,50 4055,00 4065,00 19K
Exchange Rates of June 23, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 107,850 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,016 CAD 1 CAD = 0,985 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,045 CHF 1 CHF = 0,957 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,874 CNY 1 CNY = 0,145 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 167,320 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,789 GBP 1 GBP = 1,267 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,630 AUD 1 AUD = 0,614 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,576 CAD 1 CAD = 0,635 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,622 CHF 1 CHF = 0,617 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,472 GBP 1 GBP = 2,120 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,973 AUD 1 AUD = 1,027 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,941 CAD 1 CAD = 1,062 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,969 CHF 1 CHF = 1,032 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,064 AUD 1 AUD = 0,484 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,996 CAD 1 CAD = 0,501 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,054 CHF 1 CHF = 0,487 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,966 CAD 1 CAD = 1,035 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,995 CHF 1 CHF = 1,006 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,029 CHF 1 CHF = 0,972 CAD

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