Financial news on September 24th, 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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO32.2232.4331.7531.8841.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.0022.1221.5521.7937.4M
AT&T Inc.T42.5542.8842.1842.2731M
General ElectricGE41.2541.3440.7740.8529M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM47.2047.2046.1746.3417.3M
Home DepotHD34.5234.7933.5333.8816.9M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT44.3244.4743.8643.9716.8M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC36.2436.2935.8735.9615.5M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY29.0929.1528.6528.7913.3M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54.2154.3353.7253.8612.8M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH50.0050.1049.4349.5612.6M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ44.2544.5543.8744.1212.4M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64.9865.5564.7565.2012.3M
Procter & GamblePG69.3270.0069.1069.8011.6M
HP Inc.HPQ50.7350.9850.1750.2411.1M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.6034.6034.2034.328.09M
International Business MachinesIBM116.90117.43115.85116.255.73M
Gilead SciencesGILD39.9740.1239.2139.775.08M
United TechnologiesUTX79.4479.7578.6578.693.86M
Union PacificUNP113.43113.70110.65111.391.48M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3891.003922.003889.003904.0023.3K
Exchange Rates of September 24th, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 114.900 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.002 CAD1 CAD = 0.998 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.173 CHF1 CHF = 0.852 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.509 CNY1 CNY = 0.133 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 161.760 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.696 GBP1 GBP = 1.436 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.621 AUD1 AUD = 0.617 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.411 CAD1 CAD = 0.709 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.652 CHF1 CHF = 0.605 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.430 GBP1 GBP = 2.325 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.002 AUD1 AUD = 0.998 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.872 CAD1 CAD = 1.147 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.021 CHF1 CHF = 0.979 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.328 AUD1 AUD = 0.430 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.026 CAD1 CAD = 0.494 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.372 CHF1 CHF = 0.422 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.870 CAD1 CAD = 1.150 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1.018 CHF1 CHF = 0.982 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.171 CHF1 CHF = 0.854 CAD

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