Financial news on September 26, 2006

Business and Financial news
Buyout Firm Makes Deal for Hospital Operator

CVC Asia Pacific, a buyout firm, said it had agreed to buy the DCA Group for 1.7 billion Australian dollars ($1.3 billion) to gain control of an Australian provider of hospitals for the elderly. CVC will pay 3.50 Australian dollars for each share ... Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Ex-Paper Chief Gets 15-Year Term in Fraud

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By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

G.M. Said to Be Wary of Alliance

General Motors has raised doubts about a three-way alliance with Renault and Nissan Motor, a senior executive at Renault said. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

Google to Push for More Electrical Efficiency in PC’s

Google is calling on the computer industry to create a simpler and more efficient power supply standard. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

Homes Post Price Drop for August

The last time prices fell from their year-earlier level was in April 1995, but the market slide might be beginning to ease. Read more..

By JEREMY W. PETERS - The New York Times

Packing Knives and Trailing Crawfish

Transportation Security Administration agents didn’t know what to do with a knife-packing chef from New Orleans. Read more..

By JOHN BESH - The New York Times

Plush Toys Out. Weary Adults In.

With business travelers filling rooms again, some hotels appear to be having second thoughts about their emphasis on families. Read more..

By CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Tobacco Makers Lose Key Ruling on Latest Suits

The decision raises the possibility that cases involving light cigarettes will become a major legal threat to the tobacco industry. Read more..

By DAVID CAY JOHNSTON and MELANIE WARNER - The New York Times

Two Involved in H.P. Spying Are Summoned by Congress

The employees have been subpoenaed by a House committee to appear at a hearing after refusing invitations to testify. Read more..

By DAMON DARLIN and MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Wachovia Must Pay Broker It Fired $3.8 Million

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC19,3919,9819,3219,9696M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17,8718,2417,8718,1964.7M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23,1323,5023,0023,5056.5M
MicrosoftMSFT26,9127,3226,8827,2054.8M
AltriaMO76,7577,0175,0575,7642.2M
AppleAAPL76,1877,7876,1077,6139.4M
General ElectricGE34,9035,6234,8935,4435.9M
PfizerPFE28,2728,4128,2228,4025.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ37,5138,0037,2537,9623.2M
ExxonMobilXOM65,0666,6264,5066,4322.4M
AT&T Inc.T33,5833,6433,1033,3521.1M
ConocoPhillipsCOP57,5058,4757,1558,4516.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48,9349,8548,8049,2515M
HP Inc.HPQ35,8235,9835,5235,7014.2M
ComcastCMCSA36,2536,4436,1136,2714.1M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30,2731,1030,2631,0714M
Home DepotHD36,3037,1536,2036,6213.9M
SchlumbergerSLB57,0558,6256,9558,1513M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM46,9146,9546,3946,9012.4M
MerckMRK41,8142,1241,3641,7612.1M
ChevronCVX62,1863,7062,0463,5910.9M
AlphabetGOOGL405,50407,68401,77406,8710.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT48,0648,1547,5448,079.97M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25,0525,1024,8025,109.52M
Procter & GamblePG62,0362,6561,9162,488.94M
McDonald'sMCD38,6139,0938,5539,067.56M
AmgenAMGN71,5471,7470,2770,757.22M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC36,4836,4836,2536,466.97M
AmazonAMZN31,8932,5931,8032,506.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64,4064,7264,3564,675.89M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH49,4649,4648,5548,625.62M
Coca-ColaKO44,4744,7344,3144,645.31M
3MMMM74,0075,0074,0074,754.89M
International Business MachinesIBM81,9082,6681,7082,504.73M
BoeingBA78,1579,2977,3779,004.25M
Gilead SciencesGILD65,9366,8465,7066,784.14M
PepsicoPEP65,3265,4965,0465,433.8M
United TechnologiesUTX63,8163,8562,7763,613.72M
Union PacificUNP84,9586,1084,4686,052.11M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3123,003159,003120,003154,0020.2K
Exchange Rates of September 26, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 117,110 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,113 CAD1 CAD = 0,898 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,244 CHF1 CHF = 0,804 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,917 CNY1 CNY = 0,126 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 148,530 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,670 GBP1 GBP = 1,494 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,688 AUD1 AUD = 0,593 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,412 CAD1 CAD = 0,708 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,578 CHF1 CHF = 0,634 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,451 GBP1 GBP = 2,220 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,136 AUD1 AUD = 0,881 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,950 CAD1 CAD = 1,052 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,062 CHF1 CHF = 0,942 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,521 AUD1 AUD = 0,397 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,109 CAD1 CAD = 0,474 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,356 CHF1 CHF = 0,425 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,836 CAD1 CAD = 1,196 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,934 CHF1 CHF = 1,071 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,117 CHF1 CHF = 0,895 CAD

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