Financial news on July 28, 2006

Business and Financial news
Bottom of the Ninth for Topps

A proxy fight led by the manager of a tiny hedge fund is pressing management at the baseball card maker. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Cameras and TV’s Lead Sales Gains at Sony

Analysts called the return to profit an early sign of success for Sir Howard Stringer, who took Sony’s helm a year ago. Read more..

By MARTIN FACKLER - The New York Times

Drug Makers Pay for Lunch as They Pitch

Free lunches, along with pitches from drug makers, arrive regularly at doctors’ offices nationwide. Read more..

By STEPHANIE SAUL - The New York Times

Patent Deal on a Drug Scrutinized

The Justice Department is investigating whether the deal thwarted a lower-priced competitor for Plavix. Read more..

By STEPHANIE SAUL - The New York Times

Record and Movie Industries Reach a Settlement With Kazaa

The file-sharing service agreed to pay more than $100 million and to transform itself into a legitimate seller. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

U.S. Restaurant Chains Find There Is No Too Much

A lot of Americans say they want to eat healthier these days, but increasingly, restaurant chains are not buying it. Read more..

By MELANIE WARNER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 17,60 18,26 17,58 18,18 67.3M
Microsoft MSFT 24,08 24,28 24,06 24,25 51.7M
Pfizer PFE 25,70 26,30 25,67 26,11 47M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17,84 18,08 17,79 18,08 37.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14,93 15,12 14,85 15,07 25.8M
Apple AAPL 63,94 65,68 63,50 65,59 24.7M
AT&T Inc. T 29,72 30,40 29,70 30,06 23.4M
General Electric GE 32,80 33,23 32,74 33,02 21.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 66,37 67,30 66,24 67,00 20.5M
Merck MRK 41,05 41,76 40,75 41,12 16.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24,04 24,80 23,82 24,47 15.7M
Chevron CVX 66,35 66,45 64,93 66,05 15.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29,38 29,79 29,26 29,70 14.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44,88 45,54 44,80 45,48 14.2M
Comcast CMCSA 34,25 34,50 34,03 34,46 12.6M
Amazon AMZN 26,80 27,18 26,57 27,17 12.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 67,75 68,22 67,02 67,95 12.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 43,77 44,54 43,77 44,46 12.4M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 49,85 50,54 47,47 47,85 10.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 32,28 32,41 31,92 32,11 10.6M
Home Depot HD 34,34 35,00 34,29 34,59 9.57M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47,55 48,11 47,48 47,82 9.47M
Verizon Communications VZ 33,58 33,92 33,39 33,73 9.36M
Alphabet GOOGL 382,00 389,56 381,73 388,12 8.16M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62,55 63,00 62,45 62,92 7.79M
Schlumberger SLB 66,71 67,00 64,30 65,25 7.72M
Amgen AMGN 69,69 69,80 68,79 69,07 7.36M
Altria MO 80,29 80,76 80,08 80,69 7.21M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 70,70 72,58 70,70 72,41 7.12M
Coca-Cola KO 44,49 44,67 44,31 44,52 6.42M
Procter & Gamble PG 56,87 57,23 56,66 56,81 5.89M
McDonald's MCD 35,40 35,40 34,62 35,29 5.03M
Boeing BA 79,40 80,10 78,70 78,91 4.32M
International Business Machines IBM 76,38 77,30 76,26 76,96 4.17M
3M MMM 70,31 70,58 69,78 70,52 4.01M
United Technologies UTX 61,80 62,47 61,80 62,15 3.63M
Pepsico PEP 62,98 63,34 62,73 63,13 3.12M
Gilead Sciences GILD 61,73 62,48 60,80 62,48 2.92M
Union Pacific UNP 83,90 85,59 83,49 85,22 2.39M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3035,00 3050,00 3035,00 3043,00 14.3K
Exchange Rates of July 28, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114,780 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,132 CAD 1 CAD = 0,883 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,234 CHF 1 CHF = 0,811 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,971 CNY 1 CNY = 0,125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 146,310 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,684 GBP 1 GBP = 1,462 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,661 AUD 1 AUD = 0,602 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,443 CAD 1 CAD = 0,693 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,573 CHF 1 CHF = 0,636 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,427 AUD 1 AUD = 0,412 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,109 CAD 1 CAD = 0,474 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,298 CHF 1 CHF = 0,435 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,868 CAD 1 CAD = 1,152 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,946 CHF 1 CHF = 1,057 AUD

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