Financial news on April 28, 2006

Business and Financial news
A Smoking Memo in Spitzer’s Case Against Grasso?

The memo, from a top aide to H. Carl McCall, a former member of the New York Stock Exchange board, is said to contradict the long-held claim that the N.Y.S.E board was fully informed of Richard A. Grasso’s contested $187.5 million compensation. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

U.S. Economy Still Expanding at Rapid Pace

Forecasters expect the Commerce Department to report that the economy grew about 5 percent in the first quarter, the biggest increase since 2003. Read more..

By DAVID LEONHARDT and VIKAS BAJAJ - The New York Times

Where Wall Street Meets to Eat, the Last Lunch

The Stock Exchange Luncheon Club is closing at the end of business Friday. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 24.26 24.50 24.00 24.15 591M
Intel INTC 20.00 20.27 19.91 19.98 90M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14.91 14.95 14.52 14.59 67.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.00 21.30 20.77 20.95 42.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44.24 45.90 44.10 45.38 28.2M
Pfizer PFE 24.90 25.44 24.86 25.33 27.5M
Apple AAPL 69.25 71.30 69.20 70.39 27.1M
Comcast CMCSA 30.78 31.06 30.49 30.95 25.6M
General Electric GE 34.49 34.78 34.35 34.59 24.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 62.57 63.50 62.52 63.08 20.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 45.58 45.67 44.99 45.03 15.4M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 48.18 49.90 47.92 49.74 15.3M
Alphabet GOOGL 417.73 425.73 416.30 417.94 14.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 66.77 68.22 66.63 66.90 14.6M
AT&T Inc. T 26.38 26.45 26.12 26.21 14.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 41.85 42.75 41.85 42.74 12M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 27.71 28.15 27.65 27.96 11.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 33.37 33.41 32.92 33.03 10.7M
Altria MO 72.10 73.24 71.93 73.16 10.3M
Home Depot HD 40.25 40.43 39.93 39.93 9.01M
Procter & Gamble PG 58.30 58.47 58.00 58.21 8.92M
Chevron CVX 60.50 61.39 60.40 61.02 8.89M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.30 25.55 25.12 25.38 8.68M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 58.65 58.79 58.50 58.61 8.57M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 66.87 69.11 66.85 68.69 8.52M
International Business Machines IBM 83.51 83.62 81.98 82.34 8.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 33.05 33.20 32.25 32.47 7.69M
Schlumberger SLB 68.48 70.00 68.42 69.14 7.24M
Merck MRK 34.50 34.70 34.18 34.42 7.13M
Amgen AMGN 67.70 67.90 66.93 67.70 6.76M
United Technologies UTX 64.15 64.25 62.60 62.81 6.75M
Coca-Cola KO 42.01 42.09 41.83 41.96 5.76M
Pepsico PEP 58.15 58.35 57.91 58.24 4.99M
McDonald's MCD 34.60 34.72 34.30 34.57 4.71M
Gilead Sciences GILD 57.04 58.10 56.75 57.50 4.46M
Boeing BA 84.28 84.66 83.01 83.45 3.86M
Amazon AMZN 35.80 35.89 35.14 35.21 3.49M
3M MMM 85.00 85.51 84.94 85.43 2.53M
Union Pacific UNP 91.98 92.74 91.05 91.21 2.51M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2910.00 2952.00 2908.00 2952.00 14K
Exchange Rates of April 28, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 113.840 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.118 CAD 1 CAD = 0.895 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.240 CHF 1 CHF = 0.806 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8.013 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 143.600 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.692 GBP 1 GBP = 1.446 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.660 AUD 1 AUD = 0.602 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.410 CAD 1 CAD = 0.709 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.564 CHF 1 CHF = 0.639 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.399 AUD 1 AUD = 0.417 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.038 CAD 1 CAD = 0.491 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.261 CHF 1 CHF = 0.442 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.849 CAD 1 CAD = 1.178 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.942 CHF 1 CHF = 1.062 AUD

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