Financial news on November 27, 2006

Business and Financial news
A Lone Sponsor for a Longer ‘Nightly News’

A sponsorship deal with NBC and Philips Electronics will allow viewers to see more news and fewer commercials during the “NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams.” Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Black Friday Turned Green at the Malls Before Dawn

Early openings, deep discounts and resurgent department stores appeared to give merchants at the mall an edge over discount retailers during the holiday weekend. Read more..

By MICHAEL BARBARO - The New York Times

In Quest to Improve Heart Therapies, Plaque Gets a Fresh Look

Health companies will sponsor a program to study fatty deposits called plaque in the hope of devising new treatments. Read more..

By BARNABY J. FEDER - The New York Times

Lure of Great Wealth Affects Career Choices

The opportunity to become abundantly rich is a recent phenomenon in a growing number of professions and occupations. Read more..

By LOUIS UCHITELLE - The New York Times

Murdoch Makes Gains in Italian Media Market

A proposed new media law could weaken Silvio Berlusconi’s long-held lock on Italian television, and in the process help Rupert Murdoch. Read more..

By PETER KIEFER - The New York Times

Play Again, Mr. Redstone?

The Viacom chairman, Sumner Redstone, is committed to his family’s holding of Midway Games, the ailing videogame game maker. Read more..

By GERALDINE FABRIKANT - The New York Times

Subpoenas and the Press

Within the news business, there is a consensus that the roof is caving in on the legal protections for working journalists. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Web Tool Said to Offer Way Past the Government Censor

The new software would be used to circumvent restrictive countries that censor access to Western news sites, blogs and other sites. Read more..

By CHRISTOPHER MASON - The New York Times

Xerox Seeks Erasable Form of Paper for Copiers

Since the role of paper in offices has changed, Xerox has developed a process where printed information on the document “disappears” within 16 hours. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT29.6929.7429.3329.4872.7M
Cisco SystemsCSCO26.7626.8925.7325.8063.8M
IntelINTC21.4721.4920.9521.0252.7M
PfizerPFE26.8927.1726.7726.9739M
AppleAAPL92.5193.1689.5089.5438.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL19.4819.5518.8318.9236.7M
AT&T Inc.T32.6033.1532.5032.6830.5M
General ElectricGE35.5735.7535.2835.4524.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT47.3447.6946.5546.6123.5M
ExxonMobilXOM72.3873.1872.1472.4719M
HP Inc.HPQ39.4539.4538.6238.6415.6M
AlphabetGOOGL501.37501.78484.75484.7514.6M
Home DepotHD38.1038.1537.4637.5912.3M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ34.7534.8234.1834.2412.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM47.1847.2646.4546.6311.1M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT46.6946.8846.2246.3910.8M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35.5735.5735.1535.2010.4M
MerckMRK44.0744.3143.5843.6210.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS32.8532.8932.4632.5910.1M
ConocoPhillipsCOP64.4864.9964.1564.199.68M
ChevronCVX69.2969.6768.4068.759.57M
AltriaMO83.9584.3183.1783.429.55M
Coca-ColaKO46.8646.9646.3946.559.48M
ComcastCMCSA39.5839.7139.2139.459.47M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65.5065.8365.2265.659.43M
AmazonAMZN42.1842.8040.7240.858.97M
McDonald'sMCD42.0042.0741.0541.107.25M
Procter & GamblePG63.3363.3562.5362.847.18M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24.4724.7224.4124.596.91M
SchlumbergerSLB65.5266.0364.4064.636.31M
International Business MachinesIBM92.7193.2491.1291.456.28M
BoeingBA90.0090.0386.9587.376.28M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH46.7046.8946.1846.185.62M
AmgenAMGN72.1672.4971.5171.885.01M
PepsicoPEP62.1562.2761.4261.504.77M
United TechnologiesUTX65.9566.0864.8464.843.94M
Gilead SciencesGILD66.0166.1564.8065.203.58M
3MMMM81.1081.1580.0680.232.83M
Union PacificUNP91.3091.8890.7690.781.45M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3603.003603.003530.003557.0015.8K
Exchange Rates of November 27, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 116.090 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.133 CAD1 CAD = 0.882 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.207 CHF1 CHF = 0.829 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.843 CNY1 CNY = 0.128 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 152.460 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.678 GBP1 GBP = 1.476 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.687 AUD1 AUD = 0.593 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.488 CAD1 CAD = 0.672 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.585 CHF1 CHF = 0.631 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.444 GBP1 GBP = 2.251 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.106 AUD1 AUD = 0.904 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.976 CAD1 CAD = 1.025 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.039 CHF1 CHF = 0.962 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.489 AUD1 AUD = 0.402 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.196 CAD1 CAD = 0.455 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.338 CHF1 CHF = 0.428 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.882 CAD1 CAD = 1.134 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.939 CHF1 CHF = 1.065 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.065 CHF1 CHF = 0.939 CAD

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