Financial news on February 25, 2008

Business and Financial news
F.C.C. to Act on Delaying of Broadband Traffic

The agency is considering new rules that would force the cable and telephone companies to more clearly disclose to consumers the circumstances in which they might delay some traffic. Read more..

By STEPHEN LABATON - The New York Times

Network of TVs Talks to Cellphones and Trades Clips for Advertising

A little-known private company, Akoo International, aims to transform mobile devices into universal remote controls. Read more..

By CLAIRE ATKINSON - The New York Times

Studios Are Trying to Stop DVDs From Fading to Black

The victory of Sony’s new Blu-ray high-definition disc over a rival format, Toshiba’s HD DVD, masks a problem facing the studios: the overall decline of the DVD market. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES and MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 27.65 28.24 27.48 27.84 110M
Intel INTC 19.75 19.98 19.52 19.94 82.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.52 23.89 23.19 23.80 57M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18.85 19.12 18.61 18.97 56.3M
Apple AAPL 118.59 120.17 116.66 119.74 44.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 31.20 31.86 30.70 31.69 42.2M
General Electric GE 33.60 34.27 33.55 34.21 39.1M
Pfizer PFE 22.60 22.82 22.50 22.78 38.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 43.43 44.46 42.76 44.03 27.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50.19 50.40 49.70 50.33 25.5M
AT&T Inc. T 34.84 35.55 34.56 35.50 24.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 87.17 89.37 87.07 89.13 23.9M
Home Depot HD 27.28 28.82 27.28 28.82 20.9M
Comcast CMCSA 20.14 20.33 19.82 20.31 19M
HP Inc. HPQ 47.49 48.33 47.15 48.13 16.9M
Alphabet GOOGL 505.95 506.50 485.74 486.44 16.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 36.18 36.65 35.72 36.52 14M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32.77 33.09 32.49 32.89 13.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.45 23.21 22.45 23.19 12.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 66.12 67.18 66.05 66.68 11.9M
Chevron CVX 87.45 87.59 85.31 87.18 11.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 80.61 82.57 80.61 82.26 11M
Merck MRK 46.26 46.92 46.12 46.79 10.8M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63.34 63.94 63.21 63.85 9.98M
Gilead Sciences GILD 43.44 44.00 43.09 43.62 9.59M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.47 55.51 54.47 55.47 8.25M
International Business Machines IBM 107.68 110.32 107.43 110.08 8.16M
Coca-Cola KO 58.20 59.07 58.20 58.77 8.01M
Amazon AMZN 72.35 73.50 71.41 73.27 7.86M
Schlumberger SLB 85.33 87.80 85.22 87.54 7.43M
Altria MO 73.75 74.34 73.12 74.26 7.38M
Amgen AMGN 46.63 47.02 46.06 46.75 7.12M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47.30 48.15 47.30 47.98 6.48M
United Technologies UTX 72.36 73.57 72.20 73.41 6.4M
Boeing BA 83.26 84.74 83.12 84.66 5.45M
McDonald's MCD 55.61 56.16 55.12 56.05 5.24M
Pepsico PEP 71.33 71.93 70.96 71.59 4.68M
3M MMM 79.56 81.04 79.09 81.00 2.94M
Union Pacific UNP 124.45 126.89 122.40 126.66 2.63M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4673.00 4698.00 4605.00 4656.00 12K
Exchange Rates of February 25, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 108.050 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0.996 CAD 1 CAD = 1.004 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.089 CHF 1 CHF = 0.919 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.152 CNY 1 CNY = 0.140 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 160.250 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.754 GBP 1 GBP = 1.327 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.600 AUD 1 AUD = 0.625 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.477 CAD 1 CAD = 0.677 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.615 CHF 1 CHF = 0.619 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.470 GBP 1 GBP = 2.127 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.998 AUD 1 AUD = 1.002 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.922 CAD 1 CAD = 1.085 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.007 CHF 1 CHF = 0.993 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.123 AUD 1 AUD = 0.471 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.960 CAD 1 CAD = 0.510 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.142 CHF 1 CHF = 0.467 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.923 CAD 1 CAD = 1.084 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.009 CHF 1 CHF = 0.991 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.093 CHF 1 CHF = 0.915 CAD

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