Financial news on June 25, 2007

Business and Financial news
A Big Wi-Fi Aggregator Will Offer Monthly Flat-Rate Service

Boingo Wireless is introducing on Monday what it says is the first worldwide flat-rate plan for Wi-Fi hot spots. Read more..

By ERIC SYLVERS - The New York Times

Free Press in France: The Right to Say What Politicians Want

The issue of self-censorship has come into sharp relief because of declining circulation and a concentration of media ownership among the new president’s allies. Read more..

By DOREEN CARVAJAL and KATRIN BENNHOLD - The New York Times

Murdoch Said to Be Close to Terms on Journal

The News Corporation and advisers for Dow Jones are close to agreeing on terms to protect The Wall Street Journal’s independence if the company is taken over. Read more..

By RICHARD SIKLOS and ANDREW ROSS SORKIN - The New York Times

Now It’s Spam on Stationery

Foiled by software that blocks advertisements in images, spammers now have found a new way to pitch their pills and penny stocks: e-mail stationary. b Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Prepare for the SAT Test, or Play With Your iPod? Have It Both Ways

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, a traditional test preparation company, is offering interactive programs for downloading to iPods with video screens. Read more..

By MARIA ASPAN - The New York Times

Readers Are Key Ingredient as Virtual Kitchen Heats Up

Recipe searches are among the most popular online endeavors for women, and major advertisers want to be there to greet them. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

Say ‘Cheese’ for the King of the A-List

Jason Binn will announce this week that his magazine company, Niche Media, will merge with Greenspun Media Group of Las Vegas, creating a network of 16 publications. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

The Web Site Celebrities Fear

While networks tussled over which would land the first interview with Paris Hilton after her release from jail, the upstart Web site TMZ.com was breaking most of the news. Read more..

By ALLISON HOPE WEINER - The New York Times

Two ‘Mightys’ Disappoint at the Weekend Box Office

“Evan Almighty,” the most expensive comedy in Hollywood history, sold $32 million worth of tickets in its first weekend; “A Mighty Heart” brought in $4 million. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Waiter, There’s Deer in My Sushi

Japanese chefs are considering extreme alternatives as shortages of tuna threaten to remove it from sushi menus. Read more..

By MARTIN FACKLER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 29,47 29,77 29,38 29,49 53.9M
Intel INTC 23,75 23,89 23,30 23,48 50.1M
General Electric GE 38,43 38,60 37,93 38,21 49.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26,84 27,35 26,75 27,03 44.1M
Pfizer PFE 25,51 25,75 25,31 25,40 35.4M
Apple AAPL 124,19 125,09 121,06 122,34 34.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19,45 19,66 19,21 19,48 28.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 82,40 83,76 82,11 82,37 25.7M
AT&T Inc. T 39,10 39,87 38,85 39,08 24.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53,34 54,89 52,99 54,05 19.8M
Schlumberger SLB 88,23 88,48 86,66 87,16 19.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48,00 48,12 47,69 47,82 17.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 48,72 49,21 48,06 48,36 17.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 78,25 79,53 77,81 78,04 16.8M
Alphabet GOOGL 528,98 534,99 523,38 527,42 15.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35,00 35,41 34,97 35,08 14.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 45,10 45,55 44,76 44,94 14M
Home Depot HD 39,45 39,71 39,00 39,18 13.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61,00 61,51 60,97 61,11 13M
Chevron CVX 81,56 83,66 81,50 82,95 12.7M
Comcast CMCSA 27,77 28,11 27,54 27,70 12.6M
Amgen AMGN 55,41 56,18 55,40 55,86 12.4M
Procter & Gamble PG 61,10 61,53 60,85 61,08 11.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 31,98 32,06 31,42 31,56 11.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 41,64 42,14 41,31 41,50 11.4M
Merck MRK 48,70 49,25 48,00 48,34 11.2M
Altria MO 68,37 69,57 68,25 68,75 11M
McDonald's MCD 50,60 51,85 50,19 51,30 10.8M
Coca-Cola KO 51,67 52,04 51,50 51,77 10.7M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34,11 34,52 33,92 34,06 10.1M
International Business Machines IBM 104,73 105,77 104,50 105,10 8.48M
Amazon AMZN 69,35 69,63 68,30 68,66 7.59M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 51,55 51,78 51,21 51,50 6.01M
Pepsico PEP 64,70 65,20 64,33 64,65 5.99M
United Technologies UTX 71,32 71,88 70,91 71,27 4.34M
Boeing BA 96,00 96,57 94,80 95,57 4.33M
Gilead Sciences GILD 39,45 39,72 38,52 38,72 3.61M
3M MMM 86,60 87,72 85,86 86,25 2.88M
Union Pacific UNP 116,56 116,67 114,36 114,70 1.79M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3565,00 3572,00 3540,00 3553,00 10.7K
Exchange Rates of June 25, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 123,660 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,070 CAD 1 CAD = 0,935 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,228 CHF 1 CHF = 0,814 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,620 CNY 1 CNY = 0,131 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 166,480 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,674 GBP 1 GBP = 1,484 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,588 AUD 1 AUD = 0,630 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,440 CAD 1 CAD = 0,694 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,654 CHF 1 CHF = 0,605 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,405 GBP 1 GBP = 2,472 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,954 AUD 1 AUD = 1,049 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,865 CAD 1 CAD = 1,156 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,993 CHF 1 CHF = 1,007 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,357 AUD 1 AUD = 0,424 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,138 CAD 1 CAD = 0,468 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,453 CHF 1 CHF = 0,408 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,906 CAD 1 CAD = 1,104 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1,040 CHF 1 CHF = 0,961 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,148 CHF 1 CHF = 0,871 CAD

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