Financial news on July 24, 2006

Business and Financial news
After Delving Into 33 Other Lines, Amazon Finally Gets Around to Food

Amazon introduced a grocery store last week, complete with sales rankings, customer reviews and recommendations. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

A Sideline That Competes With a Byline

Some reporters have stared down grim realities of the news business and decided that there may be opportunity amid all the mayhem. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Auction Schedule for Treasury Bills

The Treasury’s schedule of financing this week includes today’s regular weekly auction of new three- and six-month bills and an auction of four-week bills tomorrow. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Football Calls, and Reebok Responds

Reebok is hoping that six top National Football League players will help it regain its footing in the U.S. sporting goods market. Read more..

By JANE LEVERE - The New York Times

Hospital Giant HCA Is Close to a Record Buyout

The hospital operator is close to a deal to sell itself to a consortium of investors in a package worth $31.6 billion. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN - The New York Times

Macy's Is Set to Become a Reality TV Star

The producers of the reality show “Unwrapping Macy’s” bill it as a revealing behind-the-scenes look at the nation’s largest department store chain. Read more..

By MICHAEL BARBARO - The New York Times

Stock Offerings This Week

The following equity and convertible debt offerings are expected this week:. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

The French Now Sniff, Swirl and Brand

French wine’s woes are growing, and the situation has forced some winemakers to embrace a new approach to marketing: branding. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

What Counts at the Box Office Is the Buzz

The amount of Internet buzz a movie generates is a strong predictor of its box-office take, but it hardly matters whether that buzz is good or bad. Read more..

By ALEX MINDLIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 24,01 24,11 23,79 24,00 59.6M
Intel INTC 17,18 17,66 17,15 17,48 54.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 15,08 15,17 14,92 14,98 47.7M
Pfizer PFE 24,01 24,94 23,81 24,79 47.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17,68 18,02 17,55 17,95 44.1M
Apple AAPL 61,26 62,10 60,43 61,42 25.8M
General Electric GE 32,48 32,76 32,29 32,62 22.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 64,35 65,53 64,20 65,36 22.4M
Merck MRK 38,00 39,19 38,00 38,95 20M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45,90 47,59 45,84 47,56 18.2M
Alphabet GOOGL 392,82 393,89 381,21 390,90 16.2M
AT&T Inc. T 27,40 27,97 27,31 27,78 14.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 31,26 31,41 30,48 31,07 12.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 43,40 44,35 43,35 44,20 12.6M
Altria MO 79,66 79,79 78,84 79,49 11.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 44,03 44,89 44,03 44,43 11.7M
Schlumberger SLB 61,75 64,48 61,44 64,47 11.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 64,35 66,37 63,93 65,78 10.6M
Home Depot HD 34,14 34,83 34,05 34,61 9.55M
Amgen AMGN 66,22 67,28 65,90 66,87 9.48M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29,05 29,41 28,49 29,37 9.34M
Verizon Communications VZ 32,00 32,80 31,92 32,59 8.93M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25,70 26,09 25,55 25,96 8.43M
Chevron CVX 64,74 66,64 64,65 66,27 8.37M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61,67 62,00 61,63 61,98 7.83M
Amazon AMZN 33,35 34,68 33,34 34,31 7.39M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 50,10 50,88 49,93 50,80 7.22M
Comcast CMCSA 32,25 32,76 32,20 32,75 6.24M
Coca-Cola KO 43,87 44,16 43,87 44,00 5.73M
International Business Machines IBM 74,92 76,15 74,92 75,99 5.61M
United Technologies UTX 60,16 61,62 60,07 61,45 5.33M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 71,23 71,51 70,69 70,87 4.86M
Procter & Gamble PG 56,35 56,99 56,15 56,90 4.48M
McDonald's MCD 34,69 34,96 34,57 34,84 4.14M
Boeing BA 79,45 81,61 79,43 81,44 4.02M
Gilead Sciences GILD 60,02 60,61 59,36 60,41 3.89M
Pepsico PEP 62,73 63,40 62,71 63,35 3.85M
3M MMM 71,05 71,69 70,74 71,69 3.47M
Union Pacific UNP 83,56 85,55 83,05 85,42 2.17M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3002,00 3045,50 2998,00 3030,00 18.3K
Exchange Rates of July 24, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 116,630 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,139 CAD 1 CAD = 0,878 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,246 CHF 1 CHF = 0,802 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,985 CNY 1 CNY = 0,125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 147,280 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,682 GBP 1 GBP = 1,466 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,674 AUD 1 AUD = 0,597 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,439 CAD 1 CAD = 0,695 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,574 CHF 1 CHF = 0,635 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,453 AUD 1 AUD = 0,408 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,109 CAD 1 CAD = 0,474 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,306 CHF 1 CHF = 0,434 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,859 CAD 1 CAD = 1,164 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,940 CHF 1 CHF = 1,064 AUD

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