Financial news on September 24, 2007

Business and Financial news
As the Fall Season Arrives, TV Screens Get More Cluttered

Snipes — promotional ads for TV programs that share the screen with other programs — are just the latest effort by network executives to cram promotions onto television screens. Read more..

By WENDY A. LEE - The New York Times

New Ideas in Thin Computing – II

NComputing: the $70 computer for schools and offices? Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

New York State Investigates Facebook

Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo is asking for information on how the site handles complaints regarding the inappropriate solicitation of under-age users. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

NRG to Seek Permit for Nuclear Reactors

It is the first time since the mid-1970’s that a company has sought approval for a new U.S. nuclear power plant. Read more..

By MATTHEW L. WALD - The New York Times

Savor Those Curly Fries: Planet Hollywood Is Back (Again)

Planet Hollywood has stood as a cautionary tale about the perils of celebrity and hype. But its founder, Robert Earl, hopes a new casino will be the crown jewel of its resurrection. Read more..

By RICHARD SIKLOS - The New York Times

The Larger Challenge (and Opportunity) for One Laptop Per Child

The One Laptop program faces more challenges than uninterested world leaders. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 28.81 29.61 28.80 29.08 104M
Intel INTC 25.98 26.24 25.82 25.98 50.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 32.22 32.43 31.75 31.88 41.2M
Pfizer PFE 24.66 24.72 24.31 24.42 40.1M
Apple AAPL 146.73 149.85 146.65 148.28 37.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.00 22.12 21.55 21.79 37.4M
Comcast CMCSA 23.90 24.16 23.60 23.67 37.1M
AT&T Inc. T 42.55 42.88 42.18 42.27 31M
General Electric GE 41.25 41.34 40.77 40.85 29M
ExxonMobil XOM 92.08 92.52 91.30 91.73 22.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 47.20 47.20 46.17 46.34 17.3M
Altria MO 68.56 68.60 68.01 68.44 17.1M
Home Depot HD 34.52 34.79 33.53 33.88 16.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 44.32 44.47 43.86 43.97 16.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 88.94 89.74 88.43 89.18 16.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 36.24 36.29 35.87 35.96 15.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29.09 29.15 28.65 28.79 13.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.21 54.33 53.72 53.86 12.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 50.00 50.10 49.43 49.56 12.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 44.25 44.55 43.87 44.12 12.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.98 65.55 64.75 65.20 12.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 69.32 70.00 69.10 69.80 11.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 50.73 50.98 50.17 50.24 11.1M
Alphabet GOOGL 561.00 571.46 560.00 568.02 10.6M
Coca-Cola KO 56.51 57.38 56.51 56.70 10.4M
Chevron CVX 95.00 95.50 94.19 94.35 9.03M
Merck MRK 51.87 52.08 51.55 51.68 8.23M
Amgen AMGN 54.95 55.75 54.77 55.29 8.19M
Pepsico PEP 71.46 71.90 70.95 71.25 8.12M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.60 34.60 34.20 34.32 8.09M
Schlumberger SLB 106.24 106.50 103.75 104.92 7.88M
International Business Machines IBM 116.90 117.43 115.85 116.25 5.73M
Amazon AMZN 91.29 93.75 90.81 92.59 5.32M
Gilead Sciences GILD 39.97 40.12 39.21 39.77 5.08M
Boeing BA 103.00 103.76 102.40 103.05 4.91M
McDonald's MCD 54.88 55.40 54.71 54.96 4.71M
United Technologies UTX 79.44 79.75 78.65 78.69 3.86M
3M MMM 91.60 92.74 91.50 91.81 3.2M
Union Pacific UNP 113.43 113.70 110.65 111.39 1.48M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3891.00 3922.00 3889.00 3904.00 23.3K
Exchange Rates of September 24, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114.900 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.002 CAD 1 CAD = 0.998 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.173 CHF 1 CHF = 0.852 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.509 CNY 1 CNY = 0.133 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 161.760 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.696 GBP 1 GBP = 1.436 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.621 AUD 1 AUD = 0.617 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.411 CAD 1 CAD = 0.709 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.652 CHF 1 CHF = 0.605 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.430 GBP 1 GBP = 2.325 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.002 AUD 1 AUD = 0.998 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.872 CAD 1 CAD = 1.147 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.021 CHF 1 CHF = 0.979 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.328 AUD 1 AUD = 0.430 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.026 CAD 1 CAD = 0.494 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.372 CHF 1 CHF = 0.422 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.870 CAD 1 CAD = 1.150 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.018 CHF 1 CHF = 0.982 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.171 CHF 1 CHF = 0.854 CAD

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