Financial news on May 26th, 2008

Business and Financial news
A Few Tremors in Oprahland

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..

By EDWARD WYATT - The New York Times

A New Twist on Balloon Sculpture

A documentary examining the world of professional balloon twisters has exposed a rift between “gospel twisters” and the “adult” twisters. Read more..

By DOUGLAS QUENQUA - The New York Times

Browsers Are a Battleground Once Again

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..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

China Orders 6 Telecoms to Merge Their Assets

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..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Some Shoppers Head to Supercenters

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..

By ALEX MINDLIN - The New York Times

The Wars We Choose to Ignore

Coverage of the Iraq war tapered off even as the body count remained high. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

This Is Funny Only if You Know Unix is serving up an online comic strip with jokes for a very specific audience: techies. Read more..

By NOAM COHEN - The New York Times

Treasury Auctions Set for This Week

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..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Warner Tries a New Tactic to Revive Its DVD Sales

Warner Brothers Entertainment is trying to boost DVD sagging sales by releasing companion projects to its films exclusively on DVD. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

World Bank, U.S., Britain and Japan Take on Warming

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..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Exchange Rates of May 26th, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 103.370 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0.992 CAD1 CAD = 1.008 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.024 CHF1 CHF = 0.976 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.937 CNY1 CNY = 0.144 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 163.050 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.796 GBP1 GBP = 1.257 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.642 AUD1 AUD = 0.609 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.565 CAD1 CAD = 0.639 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.616 CHF1 CHF = 0.619 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.488 GBP1 GBP = 2.050 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.007 AUD1 AUD = 0.993 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.959 CAD1 CAD = 1.042 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.991 CHF1 CHF = 1.009 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.063 AUD1 AUD = 0.485 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.966 CAD1 CAD = 0.509 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.029 CHF1 CHF = 0.493 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.952 CAD1 CAD = 1.050 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.983 CHF1 CHF = 1.017 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.032 CHF1 CHF = 0.969 CAD

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