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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 21.53 21.59 21.24 21.28 106M
Microsoft MSFT 26.34 26.45 26.22 26.28 63M
Cisco Systems CSCO 18.17 18.47 18.15 18.33 50.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 12.35 12.39 12.19 12.20 48.4M
General Electric GE 33.55 33.55 32.91 32.96 46.5M
Apple AAPL 78.76 79.42 75.77 76.04 40.8M
Alphabet GOOGL 436.03 444.95 434.48 443.03 30.9M
Pfizer PFE 25.00 25.03 24.50 24.59 29.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.01 22.16 21.21 21.33 26.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 25.60 26.13 25.60 25.99 22.5M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.19 61.24 59.36 59.36 20M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 45.55 45.91 45.50 45.72 18.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 60.90 61.53 60.75 60.96 18.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 31.45 31.73 31.32 31.37 14.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 63.97 65.39 63.77 64.48 14.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 31.18 31.40 30.87 30.89 14M
Home Depot HD 39.99 40.45 39.72 40.45 10.9M
AT&T Inc. T 24.50 25.00 24.50 24.66 10M
Comcast CMCSA 27.47 27.59 27.11 27.51 9.93M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 38.27 38.53 38.09 38.11 9.78M
McDonald's MCD 35.94 36.31 35.67 35.85 9.69M
Schlumberger SLB 125.26 125.26 123.20 123.59 9.5M
Amgen AMGN 75.20 75.85 74.82 74.94 9.28M
Chevron CVX 62.05 62.72 61.80 62.05 8.4M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 58.05 58.70 58.05 58.31 8.25M
Procter & Gamble PG 58.00 58.16 57.29 57.87 8.16M
Coca-Cola KO 41.20 41.30 40.70 40.90 7.94M
Merck MRK 32.73 33.01 32.61 32.78 7.71M
United Technologies UTX 55.76 56.73 55.15 56.45 6.81M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 40.54 40.75 39.88 40.06 6.73M
International Business Machines IBM 81.39 82.15 80.80 80.85 6.07M
3M MMM 74.01 75.60 73.72 74.20 5.51M
Altria MO 74.75 74.77 73.88 74.21 5.27M
Gilead Sciences GILD 57.70 58.73 56.80 58.01 4.93M
Pepsico PEP 57.55 58.39 57.55 58.04 4.75M
Amazon AMZN 43.66 44.43 43.42 44.02 4.34M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 61.65 61.95 61.32 61.59 4.12M
Boeing BA 67.41 67.88 67.13 67.66 3.58M
Union Pacific UNP 86.25 88.22 85.55 86.30 3.27M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2939.00 2956.00 2939.00 2948.00 11.4K
Exchange Rates of January 24, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114.680 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.151 CAD 1 CAD = 0.869 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.261 CHF 1 CHF = 0.793 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8.062 CNY 1 CNY = 0.124 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 140.800 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.688 GBP 1 GBP = 1.453 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.633 AUD 1 AUD = 0.613 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.414 CAD 1 CAD = 0.707 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.548 CHF 1 CHF = 0.646 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.372 AUD 1 AUD = 0.422 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.054 CAD 1 CAD = 0.487 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.250 CHF 1 CHF = 0.445 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.865 CAD 1 CAD = 1.156 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.948 CHF 1 CHF = 1.055 AUD

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