Financial news on January 24, 2006

Business and Financial news
Whistle-Blower Suit Says Device Maker Generously Rewards Doctors

Documents in a lawsuit involving Medtronic, the medical device maker, raise questions about large payments made to doctors for consulting work. Read more..

By REED ABELSON - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC21.5321.5921.2421.28106M
MicrosoftMSFT26.3426.4526.2226.2863M
Cisco SystemsCSCO18.1718.4718.1518.3350.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL12.3512.3912.1912.2048.4M
General ElectricGE33.5533.5532.9132.9646.5M
AppleAAPL78.7679.4275.7776.0440.8M
AlphabetGOOGL436.03444.95434.48443.0330.9M
PfizerPFE25.0025.0324.5024.5929.2M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.0122.1621.2121.3326.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS25.6026.1325.6025.9922.5M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.1961.2459.3659.3620M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT45.5545.9145.5045.7218.2M
ExxonMobilXOM60.9061.5360.7560.9618.1M
HP Inc.HPQ31.4531.7331.3231.3714.6M
ConocoPhillipsCOP63.9765.3963.7764.4814.5M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31.1831.4030.8730.8914M
Home DepotHD39.9940.4539.7240.4510.9M
AT&T Inc.T24.5025.0024.5024.6610M
ComcastCMCSA27.4727.5927.1127.519.93M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM38.2738.5338.0938.119.78M
McDonald'sMCD35.9436.3135.6735.859.69M
SchlumbergerSLB125.26125.26123.20123.599.5M
AmgenAMGN75.2075.8574.8274.949.28M
ChevronCVX62.0562.7261.8062.058.4M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH58.0558.7058.0558.318.25M
Procter & GamblePG58.0058.1657.2957.878.16M
Coca-ColaKO41.2041.3040.7040.907.94M
MerckMRK32.7333.0132.6132.787.71M
United TechnologiesUTX55.7656.7355.1556.456.81M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT40.5440.7539.8840.066.73M
International Business MachinesIBM81.3982.1580.8080.856.07M
3MMMM74.0175.6073.7274.205.51M
AltriaMO74.7574.7773.8874.215.27M
Gilead SciencesGILD57.7058.7356.8058.014.93M
PepsicoPEP57.5558.3957.5558.044.75M
AmazonAMZN43.6644.4343.4244.024.34M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC61.6561.9561.3261.594.12M
BoeingBA67.4167.8867.1367.663.58M
Union PacificUNP86.2588.2285.5586.303.27M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2939.002956.002939.002948.0011.4K
Exchange Rates of January 24, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 114.680 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.151 CAD1 CAD = 0.869 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.261 CHF1 CHF = 0.793 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 8.062 CNY1 CNY = 0.124 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 140.800 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.688 GBP1 GBP = 1.453 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.633 AUD1 AUD = 0.613 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.414 CAD1 CAD = 0.707 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.548 CHF1 CHF = 0.646 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.372 AUD1 AUD = 0.422 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.054 CAD1 CAD = 0.487 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.250 CHF1 CHF = 0.445 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.865 CAD1 CAD = 1.156 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.948 CHF1 CHF = 1.055 AUD

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