Financial news on July 27th, 2006

Business and Financial news
2 Hyundai Companies Deal Far Differently With Labor

South Korea is struggling to overcome labor unrest, commonly cited as a weak spot for the economy and particularly the auto industry. Read more..

By CHOE SANG-HUN, International Herald Tribune - The New York Times

Black & Decker Earnings Rise

TOWSON, Md., July 26 (Dow Jones/AP) — Black & Decker’s second-quarter net earnings rose slightly, but missed the average Wall Street forecast. Read more..

By DOW JONES/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

Google to Disclose Dishonest Ad Clicks

Google said it would disclose the number of clicks on ads that it deems are invalid in a bid to assuage concerns over “click fraud.” Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Honda’s Quarterly Profit Rises Nearly a Third on Strong Sales

The company’s sharply higher profit came as a result of the popularity of fuel-efficient cars like the Civic and the Fit. Read more..

By MARTIN FACKLER - The New York Times

Nike-Nano Combination to Improve Communication With Your Feet

The iPod Nano music player can now do more than just pump out the tunes: it can also talk to your Nikes. Read more..

By JOHN BIGGS - The New York Times

Operations at G.M. Post Profit

Over all, the company lost $3.1 billion in the second quarter, including a raft of charges related to restructuring. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

Own a PSP, but Tired of Squinting?

If you don’t want to watch a movie or play a game on a 4½-inch-wide screen, there is now a clamp-on solution. Read more..

By CHARLES HEROLD - The New York Times

Portable Navigation Systems Going in More Directions

Portable navigation systems are becoming quite handy in other ways as well — and not just for drivers. Read more..

By IVAN BERGER - The New York Times

Sizing Up a Monitor

Q. What exactly does it mean when a laptop is described as having “a 17-inch diagonal widescreen display?” Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Vaccines and Diabetes Drug Lift Glaxo’s Profit

This month, GlaxoSmithKline resumed sales of its diabetes drug Avandia after resolving quality control problems at a plant in Puerto Rico. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT24.5824.6023.7723.8785.4M
IntelINTC17.7417.8817.4217.4754.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL15.0815.1914.7914.8737.2M
PfizerPFE25.2025.6725.1325.6535.9M
ComcastCMCSA33.5734.3333.4634.0233.7M
Cisco SystemsCSCO18.0618.1217.6017.6933.2M
ExxonMobilXOM67.4067.6566.4566.4729.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.1025.2023.7224.0429.4M
AmazonAMZN26.4526.8026.0026.5626.4M
AppleAAPL64.5165.0262.8663.4026.3M
AT&T Inc.T29.5030.0929.4629.6822.2M
General ElectricGE32.7532.8832.5432.6521.6M
MerckMRK40.1541.0640.0540.9820.3M
HP Inc.HPQ31.7632.5831.6532.1915.7M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH48.7049.5547.4049.4615.4M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM44.6844.9744.2044.7013.8M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ33.4333.9633.1533.3212.1M
ConocoPhillipsCOP69.6569.8567.7568.0111.9M
Home DepotHD34.6734.8833.8934.0211.6M
AlphabetGOOGL387.37387.49377.95382.4011.3M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT47.0047.6946.9847.2210.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29.6429.6429.1729.2110.6M
ChevronCVX68.4468.4767.5467.739.27M
SchlumbergerSLB67.5568.4065.5766.709.16M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT43.9744.0043.4743.538.71M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ62.1562.5762.0562.567.66M
AmgenAMGN69.9570.4668.5369.287.4M
AltriaMO80.2080.5979.6579.877.26M
International Business MachinesIBM75.8377.2975.7576.156.44M
Coca-ColaKO44.5544.6444.2244.316.41M
3MMMM70.5070.7069.4669.756.14M
Procter & GamblePG56.8556.9956.4056.445.57M
McDonald'sMCD34.7034.9534.4534.735.28M
BoeingBA80.0080.2978.1578.715.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC71.0671.2569.9470.074.89M
PepsicoPEP63.8463.8562.4162.494.19M
United TechnologiesUTX62.2262.5061.4061.634.19M
Gilead SciencesGILD62.4762.8460.5561.212.46M
Union PacificUNP83.7184.4083.2883.771.69M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3032.003045.003024.003045.0019.7K
Exchange Rates of July 27th, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 115.740 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.134 CAD1 CAD = 0.882 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.239 CHF1 CHF = 0.807 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.974 CNY1 CNY = 0.125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 146.900 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.683 GBP1 GBP = 1.464 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.664 AUD1 AUD = 0.601 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.440 CAD1 CAD = 0.695 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.572 CHF1 CHF = 0.636 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.436 AUD1 AUD = 0.411 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.108 CAD1 CAD = 0.474 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.301 CHF1 CHF = 0.435 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.865 CAD1 CAD = 1.157 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.944 CHF1 CHF = 1.059 AUD

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