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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT27,7428,8627,6728,38109M
IntelINTC19,8020,8719,7720,6981.1M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23,8024,2323,6924,0760.9M
AppleAAPL117,64121,09115,44119,1553.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL18,9019,3518,8719,2148.4M
PfizerPFE22,6822,9222,6322,8347.1M
General ElectricGE34,0534,1533,7733,9446.6M
AlphabetGOOGL461,20466,47446,85464,1946.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT50,4151,4850,1951,4031M
Home DepotHD28,3529,4928,2228,8330.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC31,5931,9831,0131,4030.4M
AT&T Inc.T35,2635,6934,9735,5725.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43,7344,5443,4143,7225M
ExxonMobilXOM88,6590,0088,4089,8921.3M
HP Inc.HPQ47,7649,6947,6449,2020.4M
ConocoPhillipsCOP82,0084,8481,7584,6019.8M
ComcastCMCSA20,1720,3920,0520,1719.1M
International Business MachinesIBM109,42114,99109,05114,3818.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ36,2137,0036,0136,8115.7M
ChevronCVX86,7588,4086,2988,1212.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY23,0323,4922,9723,3711.8M
Procter & GamblePG66,4067,9266,3567,6811.3M
AltriaMO73,8674,7773,6774,2710.4M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS32,7633,2132,7232,8910.3M
AmazonAMZN71,9173,5070,2871,699.89M
MerckMRK46,5946,8946,1746,399.76M
McDonald'sMCD55,6856,8255,6856,459.35M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ63,6864,0763,4063,729.22M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT55,3156,0154,9955,578.63M
AmgenAMGN46,8848,2046,5347,828.5M
Coca-ColaKO58,6059,5958,3259,528.4M
SchlumbergerSLB87,0689,3886,0089,107.71M
Gilead SciencesGILD43,5044,7443,4044,067.55M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH47,8448,9647,5048,937.15M
United TechnologiesUTX72,9273,7572,6973,295.18M
BoeingBA85,1285,1283,9084,575.17M
PepsicoPEP71,1171,5670,9171,334.67M
3MMMM80,7781,5980,4681,293.18M
Union PacificUNP125,95129,50125,64129,112.94M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4623,004660,004620,004626,0014.2K
Exchange Rates of February 26, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 107,300 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0,982 CAD1 CAD = 1,018 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,076 CHF1 CHF = 0,930 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,157 CNY1 CNY = 0,140 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 160,650 JPY1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,753 GBP1 GBP = 1,327 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,603 AUD1 AUD = 0,624 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,469 CAD1 CAD = 0,681 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,611 CHF1 CHF = 0,621 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,469 GBP1 GBP = 2,133 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0,998 AUD1 AUD = 1,003 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,914 CAD1 CAD = 1,094 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,002 CHF1 CHF = 0,998 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,128 AUD1 AUD = 0,470 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,950 CAD1 CAD = 0,513 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,137 CHF1 CHF = 0,468 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,916 CAD1 CAD = 1,092 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1,004 CHF1 CHF = 0,996 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,096 CHF1 CHF = 0,912 CAD

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