Financial news on January 25th, 2007

Business and Financial news
7 Megapixels and a 7X Zoom in a Rather Small Package

For online retailers, the EX-V7 features an auto-macro mode, which shoots ultraclose-ups while remaining in focus for regular-distance shots. Read more..

By MARTY KATZ - The New York Times

Acquisitions Bolster General Dynamics

The largest maker of armored vehicles for the U.S. military said fourth-quarter profit rose on acquisitions but missed analysts’ estimates. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Bonus Pay by Medicare Lifts Quality

Hospitals participating in a Medicare experiment that pays them more to follow medical recommendations have steadily improved the quality of patient care. Read more..

By REED ABELSON - The New York Times

Conflict Case at Hospitals Is Settled

A consulting group owned by influential hospital executives agreed to stop selling marketing advice to vendors who do business with nonprofit hospitals. Read more..

By WALT BOGDANICH - The New York Times

Home Depot Chief’s Pay in 2007 Could Reach $8.9 Million

Home Depot’s new chief executive received a base salary of $975,000, and will get the rest if he meets profit and stock performance goals. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

How E.T. Might Phone Home, if Home Had a G.S.M. Network

The Palm Treo 750 is a Windows Mobile smartphone with a full keyboard, bright color touch screen and 1.3-megapixel camera. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Redesigned Toyota Pickup to Cost More Than Rivals’ Trucks

Sticker prices for the bigger and brawnier 2007 Tundra will begin at $22,290 for the most basic model and go as high as $41,850. Read more..


Rough (but Silly) Justice and Striking (Also Silly) Moves

Invoking "the quiet dignity of a circus clown in the midst of a thunderstorm." Read more..

By CHARLES HEROLD - The New York Times

The Irish, Young in ‘Old Europe,’ Strain Schools and Housing

As countries in Europe grapple with aging populations, Ireland faces the opposite problems — and advantages — from an excess of youth. Read more..

By THOMAS CRAMPTON - The New York Times

With Health Care Topic A, Some Sketches for a Solution

How to tackle the problem of 47 million Americans without health insurance? Start with the more than 8 million uninsured children. Read more..

By MILT FREUDENHEIM - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO26.9326.9526.1626.2255.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17.1317.2216.9316.9835.9M
AT&T Inc.T37.4137.7036.4836.7931.6M
General ElectricGE36.6536.7036.2636.3425.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53.1053.5052.4252.5918.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM50.3250.6849.9350.2114.9M
HP Inc.HPQ42.1742.6041.6441.7113.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ38.0738.2237.1837.5012.7M
Home DepotHD40.5340.6740.0140.0911.1M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48.6148.6448.0948.159.76M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS35.3535.4234.8834.949.59M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC36.4636.6436.0236.088.56M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY26.8526.8526.2626.288.05M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ66.8067.0466.5066.687.73M
Procter & GamblePG65.3665.4964.6864.926.8M
International Business MachinesIBM97.2297.9297.2297.516.2M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH51.8052.4051.8052.104.98M
United TechnologiesUTX66.4267.1066.1066.214.68M
Gilead SciencesGILD64.1164.2563.1963.413.88M
Union PacificUNP96.4497.9796.2196.492.76M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3600.003600.003570.003586.0011.2K
Exchange Rates of January 25th, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 121.240 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.183 CAD1 CAD = 0.845 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.249 CHF1 CHF = 0.801 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.768 CNY1 CNY = 0.129 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 156.780 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.658 GBP1 GBP = 1.519 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.672 AUD1 AUD = 0.598 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.530 CAD1 CAD = 0.654 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.615 CHF1 CHF = 0.619 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.420 GBP1 GBP = 2.383 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.066 AUD1 AUD = 0.938 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.975 CAD1 CAD = 1.025 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.030 CHF1 CHF = 0.971 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.540 AUD1 AUD = 0.394 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.324 CAD1 CAD = 0.430 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.452 CHF1 CHF = 0.408 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.914 CAD1 CAD = 1.094 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.965 CHF1 CHF = 1.036 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.055 CHF1 CHF = 0.948 CAD

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