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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