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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT29,4729,7729,3829,4953.9M
IntelINTC23,7523,8923,3023,4850.1M
General ElectricGE38,4338,6037,9338,2149.2M
Cisco SystemsCSCO26,8427,3526,7527,0344.1M
PfizerPFE25,5125,7525,3125,4035.4M
AppleAAPL124,19125,09121,06122,3434.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL19,4519,6619,2119,4828.4M
ExxonMobilXOM82,4083,7682,1182,3725.7M
AT&T Inc.T39,1039,8738,8539,0824.2M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53,3454,8952,9954,0519.8M
SchlumbergerSLB88,2388,4886,6687,1619.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48,0048,1247,6947,8217.8M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM48,7249,2148,0648,3617.2M
ConocoPhillipsCOP78,2579,5377,8178,0416.8M
AlphabetGOOGL528,98534,99523,38527,4215.8M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35,0035,4134,9735,0814.9M
HP Inc.HPQ45,1045,5544,7644,9414M
Home DepotHD39,4539,7139,0039,1813.1M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ61,0061,5160,9761,1113M
ChevronCVX81,5683,6681,5082,9512.7M
ComcastCMCSA27,7728,1127,5427,7012.6M
AmgenAMGN55,4156,1855,4055,8612.4M
Procter & GamblePG61,1061,5360,8561,0811.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY31,9832,0631,4231,5611.6M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ41,6442,1441,3141,5011.4M
MerckMRK48,7049,2548,0048,3411.2M
AltriaMO68,3769,5768,2568,7511M
McDonald'sMCD50,6051,8550,1951,3010.8M
Coca-ColaKO51,6752,0451,5051,7710.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34,1134,5233,9234,0610.1M
International Business MachinesIBM104,73105,77104,50105,108.48M
AmazonAMZN69,3569,6368,3068,667.59M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH51,5551,7851,2151,506.01M
PepsicoPEP64,7065,2064,3364,655.99M
United TechnologiesUTX71,3271,8870,9171,274.34M
BoeingBA96,0096,5794,8095,574.33M
Gilead SciencesGILD39,4539,7238,5238,723.61M
3MMMM86,6087,7285,8686,252.88M
Union PacificUNP116,56116,67114,36114,701.79M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3565,003572,003540,003553,0010.7K
Exchange Rates of June 25, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 123,660 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,070 CAD1 CAD = 0,935 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,228 CHF1 CHF = 0,814 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,620 CNY1 CNY = 0,131 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 166,480 JPY1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,674 GBP1 GBP = 1,484 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,588 AUD1 AUD = 0,630 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,440 CAD1 CAD = 0,694 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,654 CHF1 CHF = 0,605 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,405 GBP1 GBP = 2,472 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0,954 AUD1 AUD = 1,049 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,865 CAD1 CAD = 1,156 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0,993 CHF1 CHF = 1,007 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,357 AUD1 AUD = 0,424 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,138 CAD1 CAD = 0,468 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,453 CHF1 CHF = 0,408 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,906 CAD1 CAD = 1,104 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1,040 CHF1 CHF = 0,961 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,148 CHF1 CHF = 0,871 CAD

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