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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT24.2624.5024.0024.15591M
IntelINTC20.0020.2719.9119.9890M
Oracle Corp.ORCL14.9114.9514.5214.5967.7M
Cisco SystemsCSCO21.0021.3020.7720.9542.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM44.2445.9044.1045.3828.2M
PfizerPFE24.9025.4424.8625.3327.5M
AppleAAPL69.2571.3069.2070.3927.1M
ComcastCMCSA30.7831.0630.4930.9525.6M
General ElectricGE34.4934.7834.3534.5924.8M
ExxonMobilXOM62.5763.5062.5263.0820.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT45.5845.6744.9945.0315.4M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH48.1849.9047.9249.7415.3M
AlphabetGOOGL417.73425.73416.30417.9414.8M
ConocoPhillipsCOP66.7768.2266.6366.9014.6M
AT&T Inc.T26.3826.4526.1226.2114.3M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT41.8542.7541.8542.7412M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS27.7128.1527.6527.9611.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ33.3733.4132.9233.0310.7M
AltriaMO72.1073.2471.9373.1610.3M
Home DepotHD40.2540.4339.9339.939.01M
Procter & GamblePG58.3058.4758.0058.218.92M
ChevronCVX60.5061.3960.4061.028.89M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.3025.5525.1225.388.68M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ58.6558.7958.5058.618.57M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC66.8769.1166.8568.698.52M
International Business MachinesIBM83.5183.6281.9882.348.2M
HP Inc.HPQ33.0533.2032.2532.477.69M
SchlumbergerSLB68.4870.0068.4269.147.24M
MerckMRK34.5034.7034.1834.427.13M
AmgenAMGN67.7067.9066.9367.706.76M
United TechnologiesUTX64.1564.2562.6062.816.75M
Coca-ColaKO42.0142.0941.8341.965.76M
PepsicoPEP58.1558.3557.9158.244.99M
McDonald'sMCD34.6034.7234.3034.574.71M
Gilead SciencesGILD57.0458.1056.7557.504.46M
BoeingBA84.2884.6683.0183.453.86M
AmazonAMZN35.8035.8935.1435.213.49M
3MMMM85.0085.5184.9485.432.53M
Union PacificUNP91.9892.7491.0591.212.51M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2910.002952.002908.002952.0014K
Exchange Rates of April 28, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 113.840 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.118 CAD1 CAD = 0.895 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.240 CHF1 CHF = 0.806 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 8.013 CNY1 CNY = 0.125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 143.600 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.692 GBP1 GBP = 1.446 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.660 AUD1 AUD = 0.602 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.410 CAD1 CAD = 0.709 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.564 CHF1 CHF = 0.639 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.399 AUD1 AUD = 0.417 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.038 CAD1 CAD = 0.491 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.261 CHF1 CHF = 0.442 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.849 CAD1 CAD = 1.178 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.942 CHF1 CHF = 1.062 AUD

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