Financial news on August 29, 2007

Business and Financial news
AT&T Prepares to Consolidate Some Ad Assignments

AT&T has placed in review its media planning and buying account as it seeks to consolidate media chores, now handled by five agencies, at one of them. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Brooklyn Navy Yard, a Roomy Haven for Industry, Once Again Is Booming

The Brooklyn Navy Yard, one of New York City’s major industrial real estate sites, is undergoing a renaissance. Read more..

By JANE L. LEVERE - The New York Times

C.E.O. Croons for Prospective President (Music Video to Follow)

Want to hear a campaign song for Hillary Clinton made in Silicon Valley? Thought so. Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Former Associate at Goldman Pleads Guilty

A former Goldman Sachs associate accused of being the mastermind behind a complex insider-trading scheme pleaded guilty on Tuesday. Read more..

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

Jersey City Landlords Prosper in New York’s Shadow

Brokers say the Jersey City office market is tight right now and in the last year, rents there have risen smartly. Read more..

By J. ALEX TARQUINIO - The New York Times

Lawyer Quits Firm to Focus on Inquiry

William S. Lerach, who has been embroiled in a seven-year federal investigation into possible kickbacks to plaintiffs for their testimony, is retiring from his firm. Read more..

By JENNY ANDERSON - The New York Times

NBC Buys TV Group Overseas

Jeff Zucker, the president and chief executive of NBC, said the deal was the first sign of a strategic shift at the company. Read more..

By BILL CARTER and ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

The Journal Is to Rename Leisure Section for Weekends

The Wall Street Journal will rechristen Pursuits, its Saturday leisure section, as Weekend Journal, the same name as the Friday section. Read more..

By GERALDINE FABRIKANT - The New York Times

The Wait Is Over! News Corp./NBC’s NewSite has a Name.

The online video venture between NBC and Fox has a name: Hulu.com Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Trying to Connect the Dinner Plate to Climate Change

Big animal rights groups do not share the same mission, but they have coalesced around a message that eating meat is worse for the environment than driving. Read more..

By CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 24,29 25,20 24,22 25,09 82.2M
Home Depot HD 35,13 36,80 35,13 36,55 66.3M
Microsoft MSFT 28,08 28,61 27,82 28,59 45.8M
Apple AAPL 129,88 134,18 129,54 134,08 41.7M
General Electric GE 38,24 38,75 38,15 38,71 41.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 30,54 31,02 30,49 31,00 39.6M
Pfizer PFE 24,55 24,75 24,27 24,67 37.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19,41 20,15 19,37 20,13 31M
Altria MO 70,25 70,98 68,25 69,80 23.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 83,49 85,60 83,22 85,23 23.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 43,57 44,32 43,45 44,19 22.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 43,88 44,23 43,15 44,13 21.6M
Comcast CMCSA 25,12 25,82 24,89 25,73 19.6M
AT&T Inc. T 39,40 40,24 39,10 40,20 18M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35,35 36,11 35,01 35,98 15.9M
Amgen AMGN 49,88 50,26 49,06 50,19 14M
HP Inc. HPQ 46,95 48,76 46,95 48,42 14M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 50,85 51,56 50,34 51,49 12.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 79,53 82,10 79,14 81,77 12.1M
Gilead Sciences GILD 35,83 36,09 35,22 36,05 10.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61,35 61,99 61,26 61,86 10.2M
Chevron CVX 85,20 87,38 84,68 86,70 10M
Procter & Gamble PG 64,89 65,26 64,50 65,12 8.88M
Verizon Communications VZ 41,80 42,29 41,71 42,23 8.84M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33,30 33,95 33,07 33,89 8.36M
Schlumberger SLB 92,38 96,41 91,68 95,72 8.31M
Coca-Cola KO 53,48 53,70 53,08 53,51 7.96M
International Business Machines IBM 112,88 114,98 112,07 114,57 7.05M
McDonald's MCD 48,70 49,31 48,17 49,19 6.75M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 28,83 29,05 28,42 29,01 6.71M
Merck MRK 49,22 50,00 48,73 49,92 6.3M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 48,81 49,00 48,27 48,69 6.25M
Boeing BA 96,50 97,55 95,84 96,90 5.13M
Alphabet GOOGL 507,84 513,30 507,23 512,88 5.09M
Amazon AMZN 76,96 79,05 76,86 79,05 5.08M
United Technologies UTX 72,23 74,48 72,12 74,35 4.13M
Pepsico PEP 67,71 68,29 67,34 68,19 3.79M
3M MMM 88,05 88,85 87,51 88,76 2.76M
Union Pacific UNP 107,53 110,12 107,50 109,93 1.87M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3960,00 3989,00 3947,00 3950,00 9.5K
Exchange Rates of August 29, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 116,120 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,059 CAD 1 CAD = 0,944 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,199 CHF 1 CHF = 0,834 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,549 CNY 1 CNY = 0,132 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 158,810 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,678 GBP 1 GBP = 1,476 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,664 AUD 1 AUD = 0,601 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,448 CAD 1 CAD = 0,691 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,640 CHF 1 CHF = 0,610 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,426 GBP 1 GBP = 2,345 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,047 AUD 1 AUD = 0,955 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,911 CAD 1 CAD = 1,097 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,032 CHF 1 CHF = 0,969 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,455 AUD 1 AUD = 0,407 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,137 CAD 1 CAD = 0,468 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,420 CHF 1 CHF = 0,413 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,870 CAD 1 CAD = 1,150 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,985 CHF 1 CHF = 1,015 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,132 CHF 1 CHF = 0,883 CAD

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