Financial news on April 24, 2008

Business and Financial news
Actors’ Talks Extended

Leaders of the Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers agreed on Wednesday to extend their current round of contract talks through May 2, they said in a joint statement. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

In Surprise, Ford Swings to Profit in First Quarter

It was an unexpected improvement amid a slump in the U.S. market that has cut sales of the carmaker’s most lucrative vehicles. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Pressed by the Economy, Starbucks Lowers Its Forecast

Citing a 5 percent decline in sales last quarter, Starbucks cut its full-year forecast, sending the company’s stock down nearly 11 percent in after-hours trading. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT31.6332.1031.1631.80115M
AppleAAPL165.31169.98159.19168.9460.6M
General ElectricGE32.4433.3732.4332.8154.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO25.5126.2925.2826.0353.9M
IntelINTC22.5823.0222.3422.6951.3M
PfizerPFE19.9520.1619.8820.0439.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45.3747.3445.3446.9737.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL21.9522.2821.5422.0135.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC28.9630.1428.7729.8529M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT50.5351.0050.3750.4423.9M
ExxonMobilXOM93.4193.6692.1492.6023.5M
Home DepotHD28.1229.2528.1228.9221.7M
AmazonAMZN77.8080.5376.9377.6921.1M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT57.0257.6857.0157.4519.3M
AT&T Inc.T38.5039.0238.2838.6519.3M
ConocoPhillipsCOP83.6284.1082.3582.8918.8M
MerckMRK38.7040.3138.6739.9717.2M
AltriaMO22.4422.6622.2622.5315.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21.5822.4421.5822.2115.1M
ComcastCMCSA19.8320.0319.5019.7814.3M
ChevronCVX93.8893.9991.9192.4012.9M
Procter & GamblePG67.0567.4966.7966.8312.6M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS31.7332.2031.6931.9412M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ36.5036.7335.9636.3611.6M
HP Inc.HPQ48.0248.9547.8548.3510.5M
PepsicoPEP68.6569.5968.0068.0010.1M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH34.5035.2933.4133.5910.1M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ67.2167.7467.0267.379.61M
VisaV71.2072.9970.0472.309.52M
SchlumbergerSLB103.90103.90100.52101.948.9M
AlphabetGOOGL551.29554.49540.02543.048.26M
AmgenAMGN42.9742.9741.9642.407.91M
McDonald'sMCD58.6559.8858.2959.587.2M
Gilead SciencesGILD50.7351.4350.0451.026.72M
Coca-ColaKO60.2861.0059.7960.256.42M
3MMMM81.1981.1977.5579.136.32M
International Business MachinesIBM123.38124.90122.73124.196M
BoeingBA82.4983.3781.6583.005.76M
United TechnologiesUTX72.0073.1371.7672.704.52M
Union PacificUNP134.02139.75132.89138.044.08M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4267.004267.004212.004225.0016.6K
Exchange Rates of April 24, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 104.300 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.014 CAD1 CAD = 0.986 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.035 CHF1 CHF = 0.966 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.988 CNY1 CNY = 0.143 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 163.530 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.795 GBP1 GBP = 1.258 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.669 AUD1 AUD = 0.599 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.590 CAD1 CAD = 0.629 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.624 CHF1 CHF = 0.616 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.486 GBP1 GBP = 2.058 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.020 AUD1 AUD = 0.980 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.972 CAD1 CAD = 1.029 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.993 CHF1 CHF = 1.007 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.100 AUD1 AUD = 0.476 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.001 CAD1 CAD = 0.500 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.042 CHF1 CHF = 0.490 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.952 CAD1 CAD = 1.050 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.972 CHF1 CHF = 1.029 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.020 CHF1 CHF = 0.980 CAD

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