Financial news on July 27, 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 27, 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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