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

Bits

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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 36,13 36,72 36,05 36,58 29.6M
Intel INTC 26,82 27,37 26,75 27,31 22.5M
Pfizer PFE 23,20 24,06 23,12 23,33 21.4M
Apple AAPL 195,03 199,33 194,79 198,80 17.2M
General Electric GE 37,39 37,77 37,15 37,53 17M
Cisco Systems CSCO 28,68 28,95 28,62 28,72 16.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22,64 22,80 22,42 22,76 15.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 30,45 31,39 30,40 31,20 9.51M
Comcast CMCSA 18,41 18,48 18,24 18,30 8.67M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44,14 45,11 44,14 44,83 7.68M
AT&T Inc. T 41,60 41,70 41,13 41,50 7.66M
Home Depot HD 26,61 27,09 26,50 27,01 7.2M
Amgen AMGN 47,45 48,24 47,04 48,16 6.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 93,51 94,00 93,33 93,66 6.34M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48,25 49,08 48,12 48,74 6.32M
ConocoPhillips COP 87,02 87,87 86,70 87,19 5.63M
Altria MO 77,29 77,68 77,03 77,58 5.08M
Merck MRK 59,06 59,96 59,06 59,74 4.27M
HP Inc. HPQ 51,98 52,48 51,83 52,32 3.87M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32,96 33,41 32,95 33,24 3.46M
Alphabet GOOGL 694,99 700,73 693,06 700,73 3.25M
Verizon Communications VZ 44,33 44,84 43,61 44,79 3.06M
McDonald's MCD 60,02 60,49 60,00 60,31 2.93M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 28,12 28,23 27,85 28,02 2.92M
Chevron CVX 93,63 94,79 93,63 94,48 2.92M
Procter & Gamble PG 74,35 74,44 73,70 73,94 2.83M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 67,61 68,30 67,59 67,87 2.77M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 58,14 58,56 58,05 58,35 2.77M
United Technologies UTX 77,78 78,85 77,75 78,18 2.48M
International Business Machines IBM 111,20 112,00 110,55 111,65 2.34M
Coca-Cola KO 63,04 63,45 62,80 63,21 2.3M
Schlumberger SLB 94,64 96,10 93,84 95,83 2.21M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46,01 47,04 45,55 46,91 2.12M
Amazon AMZN 91,05 91,56 90,30 91,01 2.02M
Boeing BA 89,55 90,38 89,55 90,02 1.95M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 58,76 59,46 58,76 58,88 1.93M
Pepsico PEP 77,35 78,00 77,01 77,71 1.44M
3M MMM 86,05 86,54 85,30 86,26 890K
Union Pacific UNP 125,69 128,84 125,69 128,47 789K
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4483,00 4570,00 4475,00 4540,00 14.9K
Exchange Rates of December 24, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114,270 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0,984 CAD 1 CAD = 1,017 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,157 CHF 1 CHF = 0,865 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,362 CNY 1 CNY = 0,136 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 164,480 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,728 GBP 1 GBP = 1,374 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,651 AUD 1 AUD = 0,606 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,416 CAD 1 CAD = 0,706 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,665 CHF 1 CHF = 0,601 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,442 GBP 1 GBP = 2,261 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,003 AUD 1 AUD = 0,997 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,861 CAD 1 CAD = 1,162 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,012 CHF 1 CHF = 0,988 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,269 AUD 1 AUD = 0,441 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,946 CAD 1 CAD = 0,514 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,287 CHF 1 CHF = 0,437 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,857 CAD 1 CAD = 1,167 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1,008 CHF 1 CHF = 0,992 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,175 CHF 1 CHF = 0,851 CAD

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