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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