Financial news on March 27, 2006

Business and Financial news
Vague Law and Hard Lobbying Add Up to Billions for Big Oil

Through shrewd lobbying and litigation, oil companies were able to sweeten federal incentives for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19.62 19.92 19.62 19.75 60.3M
Microsoft MSFT 27.02 27.30 27.00 27.01 59.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.26 21.85 21.25 21.69 53.1M
Apple AAPL 60.23 61.38 59.40 59.51 39.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 13.85 13.94 13.77 13.84 36.6M
Pfizer PFE 26.00 26.02 25.69 25.81 21.3M
AT&T Inc. T 27.37 27.42 27.28 27.31 18.8M
General Electric GE 33.91 33.94 33.69 33.79 15.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 61.28 63.42 61.15 63.10 15.1M
Alphabet GOOGL 367.25 371.71 365.00 369.69 14M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44.60 44.60 43.24 43.46 12.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 34.97 35.17 34.80 34.93 12M
ExxonMobil XOM 61.20 61.47 60.93 61.29 11.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 55.46 55.75 54.83 54.93 11.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.39 25.52 25.03 25.11 10.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 32.95 33.27 32.90 33.11 9.44M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.19 48.30 47.90 47.95 8.66M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 27.45 27.54 27.30 27.34 8.44M
Procter & Gamble PG 58.38 58.62 58.26 58.29 8.04M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41.86 42.20 41.78 42.11 7.84M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.07 60.40 59.75 59.94 7.47M
Chevron CVX 57.60 58.42 57.33 58.21 7.3M
Home Depot HD 42.95 43.14 42.75 42.99 6.65M
Altria MO 72.87 73.23 72.00 72.05 6.17M
Merck MRK 35.91 36.25 35.80 36.02 5.84M
Amgen AMGN 72.83 73.36 72.26 73.10 5.82M
Comcast CMCSA 26.53 26.77 26.40 26.72 5.13M
Coca-Cola KO 42.56 42.65 42.33 42.39 4.67M
Schlumberger SLB 122.18 123.56 120.87 122.95 4.38M
International Business Machines IBM 82.98 83.26 82.58 83.08 3.91M
Amazon AMZN 35.44 35.66 35.14 35.25 3.71M
McDonald's MCD 34.42 34.65 34.37 34.55 3.34M
Boeing BA 78.73 78.75 77.82 78.39 3.14M
Pepsico PEP 59.14 59.17 58.85 58.99 2.91M
3M MMM 76.70 77.23 76.51 76.84 2.79M
United Technologies UTX 59.16 59.42 58.80 59.22 2.41M
Gilead Sciences GILD 62.08 62.47 61.47 62.44 2.25M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 64.65 65.04 64.65 64.93 2.19M
Union Pacific UNP 92.18 93.73 91.80 93.08 2.01M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2990.00 3005.00 2984.00 2995.00 13.2K
Exchange Rates of March 27, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 116.730 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.169 CAD 1 CAD = 0.856 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.309 CHF 1 CHF = 0.764 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8.019 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 140.220 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.688 GBP 1 GBP = 1.454 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.702 AUD 1 AUD = 0.588 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.404 CAD 1 CAD = 0.712 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.572 CHF 1 CHF = 0.636 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.473 AUD 1 AUD = 0.404 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.041 CAD 1 CAD = 0.490 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.285 CHF 1 CHF = 0.438 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.825 CAD 1 CAD = 1.213 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.923 CHF 1 CHF = 1.083 AUD

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