Financial news on February 26, 2008

Business and Financial news
A Comedian Goes Green but Won’t Go Off Color

But between my techie toys and all of my airline travel, I have become concerned about my carbon footprint. Read more..

By DAN NAINAN; as told to JOAN RAYMOND - The New York Times

Ford Is Pushing Buyouts to Workers

The buyout packages are among the richest ever offered to factory workers, including one-time cash payments of $140,000. Read more..

By BILL VLASIC - The New York Times

Now Boarding Business Class

Discount airlines are courting a more lucrative travel market. Read more..

By SUSAN STELLIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 27.74 28.86 27.67 28.38 109M
Intel INTC 19.80 20.87 19.77 20.69 81.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.80 24.23 23.69 24.07 60.9M
Apple AAPL 117.64 121.09 115.44 119.15 53.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18.90 19.35 18.87 19.21 48.4M
Pfizer PFE 22.68 22.92 22.63 22.83 47.1M
General Electric GE 34.05 34.15 33.77 33.94 46.6M
Alphabet GOOGL 461.20 466.47 446.85 464.19 46.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50.41 51.48 50.19 51.40 31M
Home Depot HD 28.35 29.49 28.22 28.83 30.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 31.59 31.98 31.01 31.40 30.4M
AT&T Inc. T 35.26 35.69 34.97 35.57 25.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 43.73 44.54 43.41 43.72 25M
ExxonMobil XOM 88.65 90.00 88.40 89.89 21.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 47.76 49.69 47.64 49.20 20.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 82.00 84.84 81.75 84.60 19.8M
Comcast CMCSA 20.17 20.39 20.05 20.17 19.1M
International Business Machines IBM 109.42 114.99 109.05 114.38 18.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 36.21 37.00 36.01 36.81 15.7M
Chevron CVX 86.75 88.40 86.29 88.12 12.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 23.03 23.49 22.97 23.37 11.8M
Procter & Gamble PG 66.40 67.92 66.35 67.68 11.3M
Altria MO 73.86 74.77 73.67 74.27 10.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32.76 33.21 32.72 32.89 10.3M
Amazon AMZN 71.91 73.50 70.28 71.69 9.89M
Merck MRK 46.59 46.89 46.17 46.39 9.76M
McDonald's MCD 55.68 56.82 55.68 56.45 9.35M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63.68 64.07 63.40 63.72 9.22M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55.31 56.01 54.99 55.57 8.63M
Amgen AMGN 46.88 48.20 46.53 47.82 8.5M
Coca-Cola KO 58.60 59.59 58.32 59.52 8.4M
Schlumberger SLB 87.06 89.38 86.00 89.10 7.71M
Gilead Sciences GILD 43.50 44.74 43.40 44.06 7.55M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47.84 48.96 47.50 48.93 7.15M
United Technologies UTX 72.92 73.75 72.69 73.29 5.18M
Boeing BA 85.12 85.12 83.90 84.57 5.17M
Pepsico PEP 71.11 71.56 70.91 71.33 4.67M
3M MMM 80.77 81.59 80.46 81.29 3.18M
Union Pacific UNP 125.95 129.50 125.64 129.11 2.94M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4623.00 4660.00 4620.00 4626.00 14.2K
Exchange Rates of February 26, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 107.300 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0.982 CAD 1 CAD = 1.018 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.076 CHF 1 CHF = 0.930 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.157 CNY 1 CNY = 0.140 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 160.650 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.753 GBP 1 GBP = 1.327 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.603 AUD 1 AUD = 0.624 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.469 CAD 1 CAD = 0.681 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.611 CHF 1 CHF = 0.621 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.469 GBP 1 GBP = 2.133 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.998 AUD 1 AUD = 1.003 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.914 CAD 1 CAD = 1.094 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.002 CHF 1 CHF = 0.998 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.128 AUD 1 AUD = 0.470 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.950 CAD 1 CAD = 0.513 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.137 CHF 1 CHF = 0.468 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.916 CAD 1 CAD = 1.092 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.004 CHF 1 CHF = 0.996 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.096 CHF 1 CHF = 0.912 CAD

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