Financial news on July 26, 2007

Business and Financial news
Apple Profit Soars 73% as Sales Rise

The results exceeded analysts’ expectations as the company reported strong sales of iPods and Macintosh computers, as well as the sale of 270,000 iPhones. Read more..

By LAURIE J. FLYNN - The New York Times

A Public Airing for Proposals on Shareholders

A divided S.E.C. issued two dramatically different proposals on how and whether shareholders can nominate corporate directors. Read more..

By STEPHEN LABATON - The New York Times

Bonus Reviews: The Imation Odyssey and the Neat Receipts Scanalyzer

David Pogue offers two additional mini-reviews that were omitted from recent columns. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Market Falls Sharply on Housing and Oil Worries

The Dow industrials lost more than 300 points in the worst one-day decline since markets plunged worldwide in late February. Read more..

By JEREMY W. PETERS - The New York Times

Microsoft’s Ad Exchange

Microsoft buys AdECN, an ad exchange to give a boost to its online advertising business. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Sony Finds Good News Where It Can on PlayStation

The Wii may be a bigger seller, but Sony wants you to know that some people still love their PlayStations. Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Tip of the Week: Keeping Up With Flight Delays

If your cellphone can send and receive text messages, you can keep up with flight delays and other airport information when you are away from a computer. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Toy-Train Maker Discusses Lead Paint Problem

The chief executive of RC2, maker of Thomas & Friends toy trains, says the company has strengthened its safety precautions after a June recall of toys with lead paint. Read more..

By LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

Wireless Options for Wired Printers

Is there a way to get my printer, which is not wireless, on my wireless network? Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

You Can Roam the World and Still Stay in Touch

BlackBerry 8820 is the first smartphone to support most worldwide GSM cellphone frequencies, G.P.S. mapping and Wi-Fi for phone calls and e-mail downloads. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 30,24 30,53 29,51 29,98 87M
Intel INTC 24,34 24,44 23,63 24,00 86.3M
Apple AAPL 145,87 148,50 136,96 146,00 78.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 29,49 29,95 29,08 29,67 75.7M
Pfizer PFE 24,74 24,75 24,10 24,15 66.5M
General Electric GE 40,01 40,64 39,35 39,53 62.5M
Comcast CMCSA 27,54 27,61 26,40 27,21 54.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44,30 44,55 43,50 44,08 51.2M
AT&T Inc. T 40,26 41,16 39,60 39,97 47.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 90,41 91,00 86,53 88,23 45.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20,21 20,46 19,74 20,01 41.7M
Home Depot HD 37,47 38,23 36,79 37,30 35.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 33,85 34,37 33,41 33,65 30.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47,51 47,77 46,53 46,82 26.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 83,01 83,98 79,20 81,81 24.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61,03 61,52 60,75 60,96 23.3M
Amazon AMZN 85,02 89,00 83,43 84,01 23.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 62,32 63,81 62,30 62,56 22.1M
Merck MRK 53,00 53,73 51,49 51,97 21.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 47,45 48,13 46,36 47,10 21.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 42,46 43,03 42,07 42,40 19M
Altria MO 67,75 67,88 65,84 66,80 18.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 51,88 52,00 50,69 51,09 18.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 31,42 31,42 29,73 29,85 17.7M
McDonald's MCD 50,65 51,04 48,86 49,50 17.2M
Chevron CVX 89,26 90,45 86,27 87,46 17.1M
International Business Machines IBM 117,01 118,82 115,52 116,53 16.8M
Amgen AMGN 56,51 57,28 55,76 56,16 16.7M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34,76 34,90 33,74 34,08 15.4M
Gilead Sciences GILD 37,35 37,88 36,62 37,27 15M
Coca-Cola KO 53,15 54,22 52,56 52,98 14.7M
Alphabet GOOGL 508,74 512,59 498,88 508,00 13.8M
Schlumberger SLB 95,99 97,66 93,19 94,64 12.9M
Boeing BA 106,06 106,80 102,23 103,70 10.5M
Pepsico PEP 67,45 68,25 66,40 66,84 10.3M
United Technologies UTX 74,76 76,43 73,81 74,45 9.31M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 50,51 51,12 49,80 50,21 8.7M
3M MMM 89,62 91,91 88,74 90,05 7.58M
Union Pacific UNP 120,30 120,96 118,25 120,10 4.55M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3638,50 3643,00 3558,00 3595,50 35.9K
Exchange Rates of July 26, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118,670 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,053 CAD 1 CAD = 0,949 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,204 CHF 1 CHF = 0,831 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,564 CNY 1 CNY = 0,132 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 163,150 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,671 GBP 1 GBP = 1,491 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,577 AUD 1 AUD = 0,634 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,448 CAD 1 CAD = 0,691 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,655 CHF 1 CHF = 0,604 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,411 GBP 1 GBP = 2,434 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,966 AUD 1 AUD = 1,035 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,887 CAD 1 CAD = 1,127 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,014 CHF 1 CHF = 0,986 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,352 AUD 1 AUD = 0,425 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,159 CAD 1 CAD = 0,463 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,466 CHF 1 CHF = 0,406 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,917 CAD 1 CAD = 1,090 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1,048 CHF 1 CHF = 0,954 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,142 CHF 1 CHF = 0,876 CAD

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