Financial news on August 26, 2008

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Stanford to Limit Drug Maker Financing

Stanford University is concerned about the practice that has led drug makers to pay for the annual refresher courses of most of the country’s doctors. Read more..

By GARDINER HARRIS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT27,5827,7227,1727,2744.8M
General ElectricGE28,4928,4927,9828,2740.3M
IntelINTC22,9323,1822,6523,1539.5M
PfizerPFE19,5619,6019,2019,2836.7M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC28,6929,2628,0928,6933M
Cisco SystemsCSCO24,2924,3423,8824,1131.4M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM36,1737,1235,9036,6128.8M
AT&T Inc.T30,5030,7130,2530,6219.2M
ExxonMobilXOM78,8280,0078,8279,9518.8M
Home DepotHD26,5327,0826,1527,0216.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22,1622,3822,0122,1516.3M
AppleAAPL172,76174,88172,61173,6415.9M
MerckMRK34,9835,8734,8535,4212.9M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT58,5559,1858,0459,0011M
ComcastCMCSA20,8021,2320,6921,0910.9M
ConocoPhillipsCOP82,1383,6981,7982,3810.2M
HP Inc.HPQ46,7047,0046,5646,8610.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ34,5034,5034,0034,249.4M
ChevronCVX85,8086,1684,8585,799.35M
Procter & GamblePG70,0370,3669,5869,848.43M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21,9022,0721,7721,987.45M
AltriaMO20,8320,9020,6520,787.27M
AmgenAMGN63,8864,5063,5563,936.95M
AlphabetGOOGL483,46483,46470,59474,166.61M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS31,5231,8731,4431,716.51M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ70,7271,0270,2570,716.44M
Gilead SciencesGILD53,0554,3753,0553,896.26M
International Business MachinesIBM122,58122,85121,50122,506.22M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH29,3030,3629,0129,466.1M
McDonald'sMCD62,0762,2761,2162,135.55M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT57,8457,9857,1057,575.44M
SchlumbergerSLB97,2298,8196,8598,005.32M
Union PacificUNP79,6281,2779,0681,124.84M
Coca-ColaKO53,5753,8953,1553,524.73M
VisaV73,6774,3072,8773,344.67M
BoeingBA64,0964,3962,8763,464.49M
PepsicoPEP69,1569,3168,4668,704.39M
AmazonAMZN82,7483,1281,2581,764.37M
United TechnologiesUTX64,6565,1364,3664,893.12M
3MMMM70,4771,3070,2470,722.76M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3850,003864,003825,503852,0015.4K
Exchange Rates of August 26, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 109,650 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,048 CAD1 CAD = 0,954 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,100 CHF1 CHF = 0,909 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,848 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 160,560 JPY1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,797 GBP1 GBP = 1,255 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,714 AUD1 AUD = 0,584 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,535 CAD1 CAD = 0,652 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,611 CHF1 CHF = 0,621 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,496 GBP1 GBP = 2,017 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,067 AUD1 AUD = 0,937 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,956 CAD1 CAD = 1,047 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,003 CHF1 CHF = 0,997 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,151 AUD1 AUD = 0,465 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,927 CAD1 CAD = 0,519 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,022 CHF1 CHF = 0,495 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,895 CAD1 CAD = 1,117 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,939 CHF1 CHF = 1,065 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,049 CHF1 CHF = 0,953 CAD

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