Financial news on April 26, 2007

Business and Financial news
Apple Zooms Past Rivals, With 88% Profit Growth

The company surpassed even the most optimistic forecasts on strong sales of Macintosh computers and iPod music players. Read more..

By LAURIE J. FLYNN - The New York Times

Canada: Lights Out for Inefficient Bulbs

Canada will ban inefficient light bulbs within five years, the natural resources minister, Gary Lunn, said. The decision follows a similar move by Australia and by Canada’s most populous province, Ontario. Regulations for the ban, which will not b... Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

In Comments About Apple Chief, Questions of Motive

A former Apple board member kept suspicions about Apple’s options-backdating policies swirling around Steven P. Jobs. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF and MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Is It Time for An Online Code of Conduct?

David Pogue discusses the growing concern over vicious and vulgar anonymous comments posted on blogs. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Run on Wall Street Sends Dow Above 13,000

The rally has defied skeptics who thought stocks were due for a harder slog as the economy slows. Read more..

By VIKAS BAJAJ - The New York Times

Singapore Makes a Pitch to Draw the Wealthy

Singapore is trying to carve out a new niche for itself in the global economy by bolstering banking secrecy laws and offering generous tax incentives. Read more..

By WAYNE ARNOLD - The New York Times

South Korea: Chip Maker Misses Expectations

Hynix Semiconductor, the maker of memory chips, reported a 45 percent increase in first-quarter profit, but the gain was less than some analysts expected after a glut drove down chip prices. Net income rose to 418 billion won ($451 million), from ... Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Sun and I.B.M. to Offer New Class of High-End Servers

The companies plan to introduce specialized high-end server systems that provide fresh evidence of a new era in computing. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

The Robot in Your Pool Doesn’t Need Sunscreen

Hot dogs? Check. Sun hat? Check. Robotic pool cleaner with built-in filter that takes about 90 minutes to pick up leaves, hair and sand? Check. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Two Phones, One Calendar

Is there a way for two Treo 600 smartphones to synchronize with a single Microsoft Outlook profile? Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 29,09 29,35 28,91 29,10 68.8M
Intel INTC 22,13 22,22 22,00 22,09 62.6M
Apple AAPL 101,58 102,50 98,30 98,84 62.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26,82 27,16 26,54 26,55 50.9M
General Electric GE 35,46 35,85 35,46 35,84 46.2M
Pfizer PFE 26,37 26,75 26,34 26,72 45.7M
Comcast CMCSA 28,44 28,45 27,09 27,10 33.6M
Amazon AMZN 56,99 63,03 56,07 62,80 31.5M
AT&T Inc. T 39,38 39,46 38,79 38,96 26.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 79,90 80,86 79,57 80,55 25.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 28,70 30,31 28,38 29,23 17.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18,77 19,00 18,76 18,95 16.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35,54 36,36 35,54 36,07 15.1M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 53,35 53,62 52,18 52,71 14.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 52,77 53,00 52,56 52,94 14.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 41,66 42,25 41,54 42,04 14.3M
3M MMM 80,31 81,09 79,23 80,45 14.2M
Amgen AMGN 62,05 62,73 61,99 62,55 13.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 70,40 71,00 69,78 70,73 13M
Verizon Communications VZ 37,55 38,07 37,55 37,97 12.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 56,00 57,64 55,67 56,91 11.6M
Home Depot HD 39,45 39,50 38,89 38,99 11.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64,45 64,70 64,15 64,24 10.5M
Chevron CVX 78,17 78,38 77,30 78,18 10.4M
Merck MRK 52,38 52,63 52,08 52,43 10.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48,69 49,06 48,57 48,70 9.23M
Procter & Gamble PG 63,26 63,48 62,92 62,99 9.17M
Altria MO 70,40 70,70 69,32 69,33 9.06M
International Business Machines IBM 100,40 101,50 100,21 100,90 8.61M
Alphabet GOOGL 478,10 484,45 477,11 481,18 8.24M
Coca-Cola KO 51,99 52,23 51,85 52,08 7.59M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 35,17 35,47 34,97 35,17 7.54M
McDonald's MCD 48,78 49,41 48,73 49,23 6.85M
Schlumberger SLB 75,64 76,02 74,88 75,54 6.84M
Pepsico PEP 67,17 67,40 66,31 66,41 6.39M
Boeing BA 95,58 95,58 94,04 94,26 4.84M
United Technologies UTX 67,87 68,18 67,59 67,65 3.8M
Gilead Sciences GILD 83,93 84,22 83,44 83,98 3.55M
Union Pacific UNP 116,47 116,49 114,48 114,77 1.68M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3625,00 3639,00 3620,00 3628,00 9.2K
Exchange Rates of April 26, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 119,580 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,122 CAD 1 CAD = 0,892 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,209 CHF 1 CHF = 0,827 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,726 CNY 1 CNY = 0,129 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 162,660 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,683 GBP 1 GBP = 1,464 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,645 AUD 1 AUD = 0,608 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,525 CAD 1 CAD = 0,656 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,644 CHF 1 CHF = 0,608 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,420 GBP 1 GBP = 2,383 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,011 AUD 1 AUD = 0,989 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,937 CAD 1 CAD = 1,067 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,011 CHF 1 CHF = 0,990 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,410 AUD 1 AUD = 0,415 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,233 CAD 1 CAD = 0,448 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,406 CHF 1 CHF = 0,416 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,926 CAD 1 CAD = 1,080 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,998 CHF 1 CHF = 1,002 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,077 CHF 1 CHF = 0,928 CAD

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