Financial news on March 29, 2007

Business and Financial news
An External Drive With Speed and Style, in Black and Flashes of Electric Blue

As with most of the current crop of external drives, the Toshiba U.S.B. 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive is as much about style as it is about substance. Read more..

By STEPHEN C. MILLER - The New York Times

Ex-Auditor Says He Was Told to Be Lax on Oil Fees

The former auditor accused senior Interior Department officials of prohibiting him from recovering millions in underpayments. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

‘Irresponsible’ Mortgages Have Opened Doors to Many of the Excluded

Almost every new form of mortgage lending that expands the pool of people who qualify has been greeted by critics who say it harms consumers. Read more..

By AUSTAN GOOLSBEE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19.01 19.10 18.75 19.09 71M
Cisco Systems CSCO 25.92 25.97 25.16 25.43 56.8M
Microsoft MSFT 27.84 27.85 27.49 27.75 42.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18.33 18.33 17.95 18.16 28.8M
General Electric GE 35.61 35.73 35.34 35.55 27.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 53.63 53.74 52.35 52.84 26.4M
Apple AAPL 94.19 94.19 92.23 93.75 25.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 75.83 76.29 75.57 76.24 21.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55.67 56.15 55.01 55.81 17.9M
AT&T Inc. T 39.28 39.32 38.76 39.17 17.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.38 60.48 60.02 60.34 16.8M
Amgen AMGN 56.06 56.40 55.13 55.83 16.8M
Comcast CMCSA 26.03 26.08 25.52 25.86 14.9M
Home Depot HD 36.97 37.06 36.50 36.82 14.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 69.16 69.85 68.86 69.17 14.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 46.94 47.04 46.36 46.72 12.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 27.62 28.10 27.62 27.91 12.5M
Pfizer PFE 25.27 25.46 25.16 25.41 11.9M
Merck MRK 43.68 44.04 43.52 43.95 11.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 39.95 40.14 39.66 40.00 11.1M
Altria MO 86.65 87.34 86.01 87.14 10.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 48.24 48.64 48.02 48.50 10.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 37.63 37.69 37.23 37.57 10.3M
Chevron CVX 74.36 74.98 74.32 74.95 10.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 34.50 34.68 34.23 34.54 10.2M
Coca-Cola KO 48.04 48.40 46.85 48.11 9.47M
Alphabet GOOGL 464.55 466.00 455.00 460.92 7.97M
Schlumberger SLB 69.50 71.17 69.24 70.67 7.94M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34.70 34.71 34.24 34.39 7.86M
International Business Machines IBM 94.95 95.11 93.96 94.57 6.85M
Amazon AMZN 39.65 39.92 39.30 39.81 6.41M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.22 63.50 62.90 63.26 5.37M
McDonald's MCD 44.97 45.30 44.66 44.87 5.26M
Pepsico PEP 63.30 63.67 62.57 63.59 4.95M
United Technologies UTX 65.51 65.81 64.90 64.99 4.85M
Gilead Sciences GILD 75.66 76.29 75.32 76.25 4.52M
3M MMM 76.38 76.38 75.44 76.09 4.23M
Boeing BA 90.11 90.54 89.16 89.76 3.52M
Union Pacific UNP 101.31 102.17 99.98 101.30 2.27M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3612.00 3612.00 3588.00 3603.50 7.5K
Exchange Rates of March 29, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118.060 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.159 CAD 1 CAD = 0.863 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.218 CHF 1 CHF = 0.821 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.727 CNY 1 CNY = 0.129 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 157.370 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.679 GBP 1 GBP = 1.472 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.652 AUD 1 AUD = 0.605 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.545 CAD 1 CAD = 0.647 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.623 CHF 1 CHF = 0.616 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.432 GBP 1 GBP = 2.317 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.050 AUD 1 AUD = 0.953 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.981 CAD 1 CAD = 1.019 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.031 CHF 1 CHF = 0.970 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.432 AUD 1 AUD = 0.411 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.273 CAD 1 CAD = 0.440 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.388 CHF 1 CHF = 0.419 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.934 CAD 1 CAD = 1.071 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.982 CHF 1 CHF = 1.019 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.050 CHF 1 CHF = 0.952 CAD

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