Financial news on January 25, 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 25, 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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