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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19.39 19.98 19.32 19.96 96M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17.87 18.24 17.87 18.19 64.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.13 23.50 23.00 23.50 56.5M
Microsoft MSFT 26.91 27.32 26.88 27.20 54.8M
Altria MO 76.75 77.01 75.05 75.76 42.2M
Apple AAPL 76.18 77.78 76.10 77.61 39.4M
General Electric GE 34.90 35.62 34.89 35.44 35.9M
Pfizer PFE 28.27 28.41 28.22 28.40 25.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 37.51 38.00 37.25 37.96 23.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 65.06 66.62 64.50 66.43 22.4M
AT&T Inc. T 33.58 33.64 33.10 33.35 21.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 57.50 58.47 57.15 58.45 16.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.93 49.85 48.80 49.25 15M
HP Inc. HPQ 35.82 35.98 35.52 35.70 14.2M
Comcast CMCSA 36.25 36.44 36.11 36.27 14.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30.27 31.10 30.26 31.07 14M
Home Depot HD 36.30 37.15 36.20 36.62 13.9M
Schlumberger SLB 57.05 58.62 56.95 58.15 13M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46.91 46.95 46.39 46.90 12.4M
Merck MRK 41.81 42.12 41.36 41.76 12.1M
Chevron CVX 62.18 63.70 62.04 63.59 10.9M
Alphabet GOOGL 405.50 407.68 401.77 406.87 10.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 48.06 48.15 47.54 48.07 9.97M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.05 25.10 24.80 25.10 9.52M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.03 62.65 61.91 62.48 8.94M
McDonald's MCD 38.61 39.09 38.55 39.06 7.56M
Amgen AMGN 71.54 71.74 70.27 70.75 7.22M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 36.48 36.48 36.25 36.46 6.97M
Amazon AMZN 31.89 32.59 31.80 32.50 6.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.40 64.72 64.35 64.67 5.89M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 49.46 49.46 48.55 48.62 5.62M
Coca-Cola KO 44.47 44.73 44.31 44.64 5.31M
3M MMM 74.00 75.00 74.00 74.75 4.89M
International Business Machines IBM 81.90 82.66 81.70 82.50 4.73M
Boeing BA 78.15 79.29 77.37 79.00 4.25M
Gilead Sciences GILD 65.93 66.84 65.70 66.78 4.14M
Pepsico PEP 65.32 65.49 65.04 65.43 3.8M
United Technologies UTX 63.81 63.85 62.77 63.61 3.72M
Union Pacific UNP 84.95 86.10 84.46 86.05 2.11M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3123.00 3159.00 3120.00 3154.00 20.2K
Exchange Rates of September 26, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117.110 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.113 CAD 1 CAD = 0.898 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.244 CHF 1 CHF = 0.804 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.917 CNY 1 CNY = 0.126 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 148.530 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.670 GBP 1 GBP = 1.494 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.688 AUD 1 AUD = 0.593 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.412 CAD 1 CAD = 0.708 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.578 CHF 1 CHF = 0.634 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.451 GBP 1 GBP = 2.220 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.136 AUD 1 AUD = 0.881 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.950 CAD 1 CAD = 1.052 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.062 CHF 1 CHF = 0.942 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.521 AUD 1 AUD = 0.397 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.109 CAD 1 CAD = 0.474 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.356 CHF 1 CHF = 0.425 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.836 CAD 1 CAD = 1.196 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.934 CHF 1 CHF = 1.071 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.117 CHF 1 CHF = 0.895 CAD

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