Financial news on December 24, 2007

Business and Financial news
A Few More Questions

More unanswered questions to ponder over the holidays. Add your own. Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Baltimore Sun Gives Control of Editorials to Newsroom

The Baltimore Sun is taking the unusual step of placing responsibility for its opinion pages with its top news editor. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times


Highlights from Bits, the technology blog. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

Blog, Blug. To the Writer Doris Lessing, It’s Whatever.

Some literary-minded bloggers seemed a little piqued at comments on their hobby made by Doris Lessing in her Nobel lecture this month. Read more..

By NOAM COHEN - The New York Times

Girl Power Is in Full Force Online

Teenage girls are more likely than boys to have engaged in creating most kinds of online content, according to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Read more..

By ALEX MINDLIN - The New York Times

On Wall Street, Merrill Leads the Markets Higher

Merrill Lynch’s announcement of a $6.2 billion investment set off a small rally in financial shares. Read more..

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM - The New York Times

Questions We Thought, But Didn’t Ask, in 2007

As the year ends, we ask the questions that perplex us the most. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Quoted in the News? Post a Comment, Please

Google News offers a new feature that allows people quoted in news articles to post a comment that will be paired with that article online. Read more..

By NOAM COHEN - The New York Times

Santa Is Packing More Sofas and Less Jewelry

Online sales of holiday stalwarts like jewelry, watches and flowers have dropped from last year’s levels, while sales of more practical items like furniture and appliances have climbed. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

What Would Henry Luce Do? Looking Forward at Time Warner

Though Jeffrey L. Bewkes will take over as Time Warner’s chief executive at the beginning of January, it remains unclear how the company will look after he takes control. Read more..

By TIM ARANGO - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE37.3937.7737.1537.5317M
Cisco SystemsCSCO28.6828.9528.6228.7216.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.6422.8022.4222.7615.4M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC30.4531.3930.4031.209.51M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM44.1445.1144.1444.837.68M
AT&T Inc.T41.6041.7041.1341.507.66M
Home DepotHD26.6127.0926.5027.017.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48.2549.0848.1248.746.32M
HP Inc.HPQ51.9852.4851.8352.323.87M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS32.9633.4132.9533.243.46M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ44.3344.8443.6144.793.06M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY28.1228.2327.8528.022.92M
Procter & GamblePG74.3574.4473.7073.942.83M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ67.6168.3067.5967.872.77M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT58.1458.5658.0558.352.77M
United TechnologiesUTX77.7878.8577.7578.182.48M
International Business MachinesIBM111.20112.00110.55111.652.34M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.0147.0445.5546.912.12M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH58.7659.4658.7658.881.93M
Union PacificUNP125.69128.84125.69128.47789K
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4483.004570.004475.004540.0014.9K
Exchange Rates of December 24, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 114.270 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0.984 CAD1 CAD = 1.017 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.157 CHF1 CHF = 0.865 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.362 CNY1 CNY = 0.136 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 164.480 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.728 GBP1 GBP = 1.374 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.651 AUD1 AUD = 0.606 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.416 CAD1 CAD = 0.706 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.665 CHF1 CHF = 0.601 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.442 GBP1 GBP = 2.261 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.003 AUD1 AUD = 0.997 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.861 CAD1 CAD = 1.162 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.012 CHF1 CHF = 0.988 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.269 AUD1 AUD = 0.441 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.946 CAD1 CAD = 0.514 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.287 CHF1 CHF = 0.437 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.857 CAD1 CAD = 1.167 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1.008 CHF1 CHF = 0.992 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.175 CHF1 CHF = 0.851 CAD

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