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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 29.69 29.74 29.33 29.48 72.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.76 26.89 25.73 25.80 63.8M
Intel INTC 21.47 21.49 20.95 21.02 52.7M
Pfizer PFE 26.89 27.17 26.77 26.97 39M
Apple AAPL 92.51 93.16 89.50 89.54 38.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19.48 19.55 18.83 18.92 36.7M
AT&T Inc. T 32.60 33.15 32.50 32.68 30.5M
General Electric GE 35.57 35.75 35.28 35.45 24.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.34 47.69 46.55 46.61 23.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 72.38 73.18 72.14 72.47 19M
HP Inc. HPQ 39.45 39.45 38.62 38.64 15.6M
Alphabet GOOGL 501.37 501.78 484.75 484.75 14.6M
Home Depot HD 38.10 38.15 37.46 37.59 12.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 34.75 34.82 34.18 34.24 12.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 47.18 47.26 46.45 46.63 11.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 46.69 46.88 46.22 46.39 10.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35.57 35.57 35.15 35.20 10.4M
Merck MRK 44.07 44.31 43.58 43.62 10.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32.85 32.89 32.46 32.59 10.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 64.48 64.99 64.15 64.19 9.68M
Chevron CVX 69.29 69.67 68.40 68.75 9.57M
Altria MO 83.95 84.31 83.17 83.42 9.55M
Coca-Cola KO 46.86 46.96 46.39 46.55 9.48M
Comcast CMCSA 39.58 39.71 39.21 39.45 9.47M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65.50 65.83 65.22 65.65 9.43M
Amazon AMZN 42.18 42.80 40.72 40.85 8.97M
McDonald's MCD 42.00 42.07 41.05 41.10 7.25M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.33 63.35 62.53 62.84 7.18M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.47 24.72 24.41 24.59 6.91M
Schlumberger SLB 65.52 66.03 64.40 64.63 6.31M
International Business Machines IBM 92.71 93.24 91.12 91.45 6.28M
Boeing BA 90.00 90.03 86.95 87.37 6.28M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 46.70 46.89 46.18 46.18 5.62M
Amgen AMGN 72.16 72.49 71.51 71.88 5.01M
Pepsico PEP 62.15 62.27 61.42 61.50 4.77M
United Technologies UTX 65.95 66.08 64.84 64.84 3.94M
Gilead Sciences GILD 66.01 66.15 64.80 65.20 3.58M
3M MMM 81.10 81.15 80.06 80.23 2.83M
Union Pacific UNP 91.30 91.88 90.76 90.78 1.45M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3603.00 3603.00 3530.00 3557.00 15.8K
Exchange Rates of November 27, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 116.090 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.133 CAD 1 CAD = 0.882 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.207 CHF 1 CHF = 0.829 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.843 CNY 1 CNY = 0.128 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 152.460 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.678 GBP 1 GBP = 1.476 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.687 AUD 1 AUD = 0.593 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.488 CAD 1 CAD = 0.672 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.585 CHF 1 CHF = 0.631 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.444 GBP 1 GBP = 2.251 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.106 AUD 1 AUD = 0.904 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.976 CAD 1 CAD = 1.025 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.039 CHF 1 CHF = 0.962 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.489 AUD 1 AUD = 0.402 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.196 CAD 1 CAD = 0.455 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.338 CHF 1 CHF = 0.428 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.882 CAD 1 CAD = 1.134 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.939 CHF 1 CHF = 1.065 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.065 CHF 1 CHF = 0.939 CAD

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