Financial news on September 29th, 2006

Business and Financial news
Another Turnaround in Pittsburgh

PNC Financial, the big regional bank in Pittsburgh, may run a close second to the Steelers as a favorite turnaround story. Read more..

By ERIC DASH - The New York Times

Selling the Future, Wary but Hopeful

The slow pace of change at John Hancock Financial Services speaks to an issue that has long fascinated Madison Avenue: how often an advertiser should change a campaign. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC20.9020.9520.5220.5773.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.4423.5322.9622.9838.1M
MicrosoftMSFT27.3527.4227.2127.3534.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17.9518.0317.7417.7433.6M
PfizerPFE28.3928.5828.2528.3624M
AT&T Inc.T32.3732.5732.1032.5623.4M
HP Inc.HPQ36.5037.1136.5036.6923.3M
General ElectricGE35.4235.5135.2035.3020.4M
ExxonMobilXOM67.1367.6766.7967.1020.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ37.0037.2436.9637.1317.2M
AppleAAPL77.1177.5276.6876.9814.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT49.5649.9549.3149.3212.6M
McDonald'sMCD39.5539.8839.1139.1211.9M
ConocoPhillipsCOP59.0059.7558.5559.5311.3M
MerckMRK41.9442.2141.6841.9010.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM47.1547.4646.8446.9610.1M
ComcastCMCSA36.4937.1536.4536.909.51M
SchlumbergerSLB60.5862.0360.2062.039.18M
AltriaMO76.9077.3976.5076.559M
Home DepotHD36.4836.8236.2336.278.48M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30.9531.3030.8330.918.33M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64.9465.0164.6564.947.67M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT48.1548.6948.0448.567.48M
Procter & GamblePG62.1362.6961.9861.987.23M
ChevronCVX64.4065.1464.0164.866.8M
AlphabetGOOGL405.13405.62401.41401.906.62M
AmgenAMGN71.5872.2270.9971.536.43M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH49.3049.7548.9149.205.88M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24.7925.0224.6624.925.63M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC36.1536.4436.1036.185.43M
AmazonAMZN32.0132.3431.5432.125.23M
International Business MachinesIBM81.9082.7981.7781.944.77M
Coca-ColaKO44.7944.9544.6344.684.61M
United TechnologiesUTX63.2963.8562.9163.354.49M
Gilead SciencesGILD68.5269.2768.0068.774.14M
BoeingBA79.5079.7578.7978.854.04M
PepsicoPEP65.0565.4265.0565.263.03M
3MMMM74.6075.0074.3074.422.59M
Union PacificUNP87.3388.0986.7488.001.56M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3180.003200.003172.003174.0010.2K
Exchange Rates of September 29th, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 118.170 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.118 CAD1 CAD = 0.895 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.251 CHF1 CHF = 0.800 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.909 CNY1 CNY = 0.126 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 149.780 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.677 GBP1 GBP = 1.478 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.698 AUD1 AUD = 0.589 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.416 CAD1 CAD = 0.706 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.585 CHF1 CHF = 0.631 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.452 GBP1 GBP = 2.214 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.134 AUD1 AUD = 0.882 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.945 CAD1 CAD = 1.058 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.058 CHF1 CHF = 0.945 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.510 AUD1 AUD = 0.398 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.093 CAD1 CAD = 0.478 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.341 CHF1 CHF = 0.427 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.833 CAD1 CAD = 1.200 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.933 CHF1 CHF = 1.072 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.119 CHF1 CHF = 0.894 CAD

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