Financial news on July 24th, 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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Oracle Corp.ORCL15,0815,1714,9214,9847.7M
Cisco SystemsCSCO17,6818,0217,5517,9544.1M
General ElectricGE32,4832,7632,2932,6222.9M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT45,9047,5945,8447,5618.2M
AT&T Inc.T27,4027,9727,3127,7814.7M
HP Inc.HPQ31,2631,4130,4831,0712.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43,4044,3543,3544,2012.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT44,0344,8944,0344,4311.7M
Home DepotHD34,1434,8334,0534,619.55M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29,0529,4128,4929,379.34M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ32,0032,8031,9232,598.93M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25,7026,0925,5525,968.43M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ61,6762,0061,6361,987.83M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH50,1050,8849,9350,807.22M
International Business MachinesIBM74,9276,1574,9275,995.61M
United TechnologiesUTX60,1661,6260,0761,455.33M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC71,2371,5170,6970,874.86M
Procter & GamblePG56,3556,9956,1556,904.48M
Gilead SciencesGILD60,0260,6159,3660,413.89M
Union PacificUNP83,5685,5583,0585,422.17M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3002,003045,502998,003030,0018.3K
Exchange Rates of July 24th, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 116,630 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,139 CAD1 CAD = 0,878 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,246 CHF1 CHF = 0,802 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,985 CNY1 CNY = 0,125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 147,280 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,682 GBP1 GBP = 1,466 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,674 AUD1 AUD = 0,597 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,439 CAD1 CAD = 0,695 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,574 CHF1 CHF = 0,635 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,453 AUD1 AUD = 0,408 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,109 CAD1 CAD = 0,474 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,306 CHF1 CHF = 0,434 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,859 CAD1 CAD = 1,164 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,940 CHF1 CHF = 1,064 AUD

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