Financial news on January 30, 2008

Business and Financial news
Amazon’s Profit More Than Doubles

The fourth quarter, which includes the critical holiday shopping season, is reliably the company’s strongest period, and this year proved no different. Read more..

By LAURIE J. FLYNN - The New York Times

Bernanke’s Midterm Tests

Sometime before Feb. 1, 2010, the next president will have to decide whether Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke should get a second term. Read more..

By DAVID LEONHARDT - The New York Times

Thomas Barr, Top Lawyer in I.B.M. Case, Dies at 77

Mr. Barr was best known for representing the International Business Machines Corporation in a 13-year antitrust battle with the federal government. Read more..

By ADAM LIPTAK - The New York Times

UBS Takes a $14 Billion Write-Off

The Swiss bank said that it would post a net loss for 2007 after write-offs related to investments in U.S. housing. Read more..

By DAVID JOLLY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 32.56 32.80 32.05 32.20 106M
Intel INTC 20.36 21.22 20.29 20.69 96.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46.93 49.29 46.32 47.35 68.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.99 24.93 23.81 24.36 62.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 32.40 34.00 32.19 32.76 62.1M
General Electric GE 34.65 35.72 34.57 34.94 51.4M
Apple AAPL 131.37 135.45 130.00 132.18 44.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20.02 20.60 19.81 20.27 42.4M
Pfizer PFE 23.11 23.48 22.96 23.10 41M
Merck MRK 45.79 46.91 45.32 46.69 33.4M
AT&T Inc. T 37.57 38.15 37.10 37.35 26.2M
Amazon AMZN 73.54 77.42 73.25 74.21 25.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.72 50.00 48.50 49.16 24.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 84.49 87.47 84.35 85.28 24.1M
Comcast CMCSA 17.91 18.05 17.56 17.65 21.9M
Home Depot HD 29.71 30.20 29.05 29.38 21.2M
Altria MO 75.86 77.89 75.63 76.50 20.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 77.84 80.75 77.55 79.13 19.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 43.46 44.29 42.85 43.54 19.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 56.20 57.00 55.05 55.95 19.5M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.40 29.98 29.06 29.41 16.6M
Alphabet GOOGL 549.19 560.43 543.51 548.27 15.9M
Gilead Sciences GILD 43.04 45.19 42.87 44.00 15.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 38.41 38.96 36.77 38.24 15.1M
Schlumberger SLB 77.85 79.12 75.55 75.75 14.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62.76 63.00 62.00 62.18 13.7M
McDonald's MCD 51.16 51.78 50.80 51.01 13.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 23.72 23.72 23.00 23.26 12.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 64.67 65.93 64.60 65.09 12.3M
Coca-Cola KO 58.65 58.84 57.56 57.77 11.5M
Boeing BA 80.00 84.87 79.69 82.87 11.3M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 50.48 51.30 50.13 50.16 9.82M
Chevron CVX 82.55 85.23 81.93 83.23 9.42M
Amgen AMGN 47.90 48.02 47.24 47.28 9.05M
Pepsico PEP 68.12 68.76 67.20 67.39 8.29M
International Business Machines IBM 105.42 107.65 104.86 105.65 7.43M
United Technologies UTX 72.52 74.41 72.34 72.75 6.56M
3M MMM 78.01 79.49 77.49 78.22 4.58M
Union Pacific UNP 120.77 122.80 119.71 120.96 4.49M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4700.00 4700.00 4581.00 4616.00 23.5K
Exchange Rates of January 30, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 106.270 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0.993 CAD 1 CAD = 1.007 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.083 CHF 1 CHF = 0.923 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.191 CNY 1 CNY = 0.139 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 157.980 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.748 GBP 1 GBP = 1.338 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.663 AUD 1 AUD = 0.601 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.476 CAD 1 CAD = 0.678 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.610 CHF 1 CHF = 0.621 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.473 GBP 1 GBP = 2.114 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.052 AUD 1 AUD = 0.951 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.934 CAD 1 CAD = 1.071 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.019 CHF 1 CHF = 0.981 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.224 AUD 1 AUD = 0.450 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.974 CAD 1 CAD = 0.507 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.153 CHF 1 CHF = 0.464 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.887 CAD 1 CAD = 1.127 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.968 CHF 1 CHF = 1.033 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.091 CHF 1 CHF = 0.917 CAD

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