Financial news on May 26, 2008
Business and Financial news
The average audience for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” has fallen nearly 7 percent this year, according to Nielsen Media Research — its third straight year of decline. Read more..
A documentary examining the world of professional balloon twisters has exposed a rift between “gospel twisters” and the “adult” twisters. Read more..
Browser developer Mozilla will soon release Firefox 3.0, which will feature a few tricks that could change the way people organize and find the Web sites they visit most frequently. Read more..
The move would allow fixed-line carriers to expand into wireless services and create three operators that will offer phone and Internet connections to 1.3 billion people. Read more..
Eighty-six percent of adults said they had shopped at a supermarket in the last month down from 93 percent in 2005, and stores like Wal-Mart have benefited. Read more..
Coverage of the Iraq war tapered off even as the body count remained high. Read more..
XKCD.com is serving up an online comic strip with jokes for a very specific audience: techies. Read more..
The Treasury’s schedule of financing this week included Tuesday’s auction of new three- and six-month bills on Wednesday and five-year notes on Thursday. Read more..
Warner Brothers Entertainment is trying to boost DVD sagging sales by releasing companion projects to its films exclusively on DVD. Read more..
The World Bank will raise at least $5.5 billion with the United States, Britain and Japan this year to help poor nations use clean technology and tackle global warming. Read more..
Exchange Rates of May 26, 2008
|US Dollar||Japanese Yen||1 USD = 103.370 JPY||1 JPY = 0.010 USD|
|US Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 USD = 0.992 CAD||1 CAD = 1.008 USD|
|US Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 USD = 1.024 CHF||1 CHF = 0.976 USD|
|US Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 USD = 6.937 CNY||1 CNY = 0.144 USD|
|Euro||Japanese Yen||1 EUR = 163.050 JPY||1 JPY = 0.006 EUR|
|Euro||Pound Sterling||1 EUR = 0.796 GBP||1 GBP = 1.257 EUR|
|Euro||Australian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.642 AUD||1 AUD = 0.609 EUR|
|Euro||Canadian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.565 CAD||1 CAD = 0.639 EUR|
|Euro||Swiss Franc||1 EUR = 1.616 CHF||1 CHF = 0.619 EUR|
|Japanese Yen||Pound Sterling||1 JPY = 0.488 GBP||1 GBP = 2.050 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Australian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.007 AUD||1 AUD = 0.993 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Canadian Dollar||1 JPY = 0.959 CAD||1 CAD = 1.042 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Swiss Franc||1 JPY = 0.991 CHF||1 CHF = 1.009 JPY|
|Pound Sterling||Australian Dollar||1 GBP = 2.063 AUD||1 AUD = 0.485 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Canadian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.966 CAD||1 CAD = 0.509 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Swiss Franc||1 GBP = 2.029 CHF||1 CHF = 0.493 GBP|
|Australian Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 AUD = 0.952 CAD||1 CAD = 1.050 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 AUD = 0.983 CHF||1 CHF = 1.017 AUD|
|Canadian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 CAD = 1.032 CHF||1 CHF = 0.969 CAD|