Financial news on January 29th, 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..


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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO26.2926.4726.0026.2151.5M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY27.6428.2627.2827.4335.1M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17.0917.3017.0317.2733.5M
General ElectricGE36.0736.3536.0336.1924.9M
AT&T Inc.T36.3536.9436.2936.5119.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT51.9152.7551.5152.6617.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ37.4238.2037.2738.0317.1M
HP Inc.HPQ41.9042.8941.7842.4215.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC35.9136.1235.8535.9513.3M
Home DepotHD40.2040.5239.8439.9112.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM49.5749.6549.1149.4712.1M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.5635.0734.4434.6811.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT47.6048.1547.5047.639.54M
Procter & GamblePG65.2465.5564.8364.889.46M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ66.2566.4066.0066.158.15M
International Business MachinesIBM98.1098.6697.4598.547.29M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH51.3552.0151.3551.735.03M
United TechnologiesUTX65.6266.2465.4265.694.32M
Gilead SciencesGILD62.6563.9662.4363.193.97M
Union PacificUNP95.3396.9094.5795.563M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3552.503607.003551.003607.0014.6K
Exchange Rates of January 29th, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 121.750 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.183 CAD1 CAD = 0.846 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.253 CHF1 CHF = 0.798 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.774 CNY1 CNY = 0.129 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 157.750 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.661 GBP1 GBP = 1.514 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.677 AUD1 AUD = 0.596 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.532 CAD1 CAD = 0.653 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.624 CHF1 CHF = 0.616 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.419 GBP1 GBP = 2.389 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.063 AUD1 AUD = 0.941 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.971 CAD1 CAD = 1.030 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.029 CHF1 CHF = 0.972 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.539 AUD1 AUD = 0.394 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.320 CAD1 CAD = 0.431 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.457 CHF1 CHF = 0.407 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.913 CAD1 CAD = 1.096 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.967 CHF1 CHF = 1.034 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.059 CHF1 CHF = 0.944 CAD

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