Financial news on January 29, 2007

Business and Financial news
At Davos, the Squabble Resumes on How to Wire the Third World

Passions still run high at the World Economic Forum over the best way to deploy computers in the developing world. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

At Last, Television Ratings Go to College

Nielsen Media Research will include the viewing of students living away from home in its count for the first time. Read more..

By LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

Citigroup and CNBC Cozy Up

Why was Maria Bartiromo making appearances at the request of Citigroup — and other companies — that sit dead center in her beat as a host on CNBC? Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Courts Turn to Wikipedia, but Selectively

More than 100 judicial rulings have relied on Wikipedia, beginning in 2004, including 13 from circuit courts of appeal. Read more..

By NOAM COHEN - The New York Times

‘Dreamgirls’ Banked on Best Picture, and Lost

“Dreamgirls” may well be remembered as the picture that showed how far a studio cannot go in seeking a prize. Read more..

By LAURA M. HOLSON - The New York Times

Hasbro Severs Relationship With Grey After 30 Years

Hasbro Severs Relationship. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

In Politics, the Camera Never Blinks (or Nods)

A fight over a video clip of John McCain apparently dozing during the president’s speech could be a preview of the coming election. Read more..

By TOM ZELLER Jr - The New York Times

Levi’s Turns to Suing Its Rivals

The design for a Levi’s pocket, first used 133 years ago, has become the biggest legal battleground in U.S. fashion. Read more..

By MICHAEL BARBARO and JULIE CRESWELL - The New York Times

Silicon Valley Rebounds, Led by Green Technology

After five years of job losses, Silicon Valley’s turnaround coincides with increased investment in clean environment technology. Read more..

By LAURIE J. FLYNN - The New York Times

Tech Barons Take on New Project: Energy Policy

Technology investors are on a crusade to influence energy policy because they have a big stake in the outcome. Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 20.80 21.14 20.70 20.89 99.7M
Microsoft MSFT 30.65 30.78 30.34 30.53 57.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.29 26.47 26.00 26.21 51.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 27.64 28.26 27.28 27.43 35.1M
Pfizer PFE 26.38 26.40 26.00 26.06 33.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17.09 17.30 17.03 17.27 33.5M
Apple AAPL 86.30 86.65 85.53 85.94 32.2M
General Electric GE 36.07 36.35 36.03 36.19 24.9M
AT&T Inc. T 36.35 36.94 36.29 36.51 19.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 51.91 52.75 51.51 52.66 17.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 73.65 74.09 72.80 73.20 17.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 37.42 38.20 37.27 38.03 17.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 41.90 42.89 41.78 42.42 15.6M
Amgen AMGN 71.20 71.30 69.86 69.97 13.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 35.91 36.12 35.85 35.95 13.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 64.95 65.44 64.46 64.62 12.9M
Altria MO 88.75 89.95 88.06 88.06 12.3M
Home Depot HD 40.20 40.52 39.84 39.91 12.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 49.57 49.65 49.11 49.47 12.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.56 35.07 34.44 34.68 11.2M
Comcast CMCSA 43.14 44.24 43.12 43.83 9.78M
Alphabet GOOGL 498.00 498.75 490.50 492.47 9.54M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.60 48.15 47.50 47.63 9.54M
Procter & Gamble PG 65.24 65.55 64.83 64.88 9.46M
McDonald's MCD 42.94 43.65 42.75 43.23 8.26M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 66.25 66.40 66.00 66.15 8.15M
Merck MRK 46.19 46.23 45.31 45.51 7.43M
Amazon AMZN 36.70 37.45 36.54 37.43 7.4M
Schlumberger SLB 62.70 63.22 61.80 62.02 7.3M
International Business Machines IBM 98.10 98.66 97.45 98.54 7.29M
Chevron CVX 71.51 72.30 71.24 71.53 6.32M
Coca-Cola KO 47.76 47.92 47.56 47.71 5.04M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 51.35 52.01 51.35 51.73 5.03M
Pepsico PEP 64.45 64.85 64.40 64.60 4.45M
United Technologies UTX 65.62 66.24 65.42 65.69 4.32M
Gilead Sciences GILD 62.65 63.96 62.43 63.19 3.97M
3M MMM 78.54 79.20 78.25 78.96 3.42M
Boeing BA 85.05 86.00 85.00 85.50 3.12M
Union Pacific UNP 95.33 96.90 94.57 95.56 3M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3552.50 3607.00 3551.00 3607.00 14.6K
Exchange Rates of January 29, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 121.750 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.183 CAD 1 CAD = 0.846 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.253 CHF 1 CHF = 0.798 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.774 CNY 1 CNY = 0.129 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 157.750 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.661 GBP 1 GBP = 1.514 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.677 AUD 1 AUD = 0.596 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.532 CAD 1 CAD = 0.653 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.624 CHF 1 CHF = 0.616 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.419 GBP 1 GBP = 2.389 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.063 AUD 1 AUD = 0.941 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.971 CAD 1 CAD = 1.030 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.029 CHF 1 CHF = 0.972 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.539 AUD 1 AUD = 0.394 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.320 CAD 1 CAD = 0.431 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.457 CHF 1 CHF = 0.407 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.913 CAD 1 CAD = 1.096 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.967 CHF 1 CHF = 1.034 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.059 CHF 1 CHF = 0.944 CAD

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