Financial news on July 30, 2007

Business and Financial news
A Global View of Reinventing Careers

A one on one with Herminia Ibarra, the author of “Working Identity” and a professor at INSEAD Business School in France. Read more..

By MARCI ALBOHER - The New York Times

Are Consoles Getting Cheaper, or Is the Talk Just Cheap?

Is the XBox 360 dropping in price? Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

A Soap Opera Embedded Into a Social Network

The producers of Lonelygirl15 have created a new series for Bebo. It weaves a story of four young people in London across their profiles on the social network. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

China-U.S. Talks Continue, Amid Legal Volleys

A year after the United States began a “strategic economic dialogue” with China, the word “dialogue” hardly seems to apply. Read more..

By STEVEN R. WEISMAN - The New York Times

Microsoft’s Gates Plans Leave Amid Great Change

Bill Gates, who co-founded Microsoft, still intends to step away next year as planned. But so far, Mr. Gates, the company’s chairman, is showing no sign of fading away. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

New Scrutiny for Facebook Over Predators

Like MySpace before it, Facebook, the online social network, is being subjected to accusations that it does not do enough to keep sexual predators off its site. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

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By SHELLY FREIERMAN - The New York Times

Quick Bits: Monday Morning Tech News

Quick Bits: The day’s news about the F.C.C., Microsoft, Monster, Verizon, Adobe, NowPublic. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

What Google’s Lawyer Said About YouTube Filters

Viacom sends what it says is a transcript of remarks in court by a Google lawyer about plans to create a filtering system for copyright violations on YouTube. Read more..

By DAVID F. GALLAGHER - The New York Times

Without U.S. Rules, Biotech Food Lacks Investors

As U.S. officials get serious about drafting rules for the industry, some scientists and executives say big investors may finally be willing to put up money. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO29.0129.5628.6329.4944.5M
General ElectricGE39.0339.4438.6539.2740.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM44.7545.1443.6144.7532.3M
Home DepotHD36.9638.1836.8037.8129.6M
AT&T Inc.T39.4340.0038.8339.7726.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC33.7734.7233.3434.6123.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL19.5619.6719.3419.5821.9M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ41.8344.1040.8041.5118.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT46.2046.4645.8046.2118M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT51.4551.4549.5850.8215.4M
International Business MachinesIBM115.62115.75113.52114.5215.1M
Procter & GamblePG62.5163.5562.0563.2714.9M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY29.0029.1528.1628.7014.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ59.9360.4459.7760.0713.6M
HP Inc.HPQ46.4746.6945.7646.1412.9M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS33.9834.1533.5734.0111.5M
Gilead SciencesGILD37.2537.5636.7037.428.18M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH49.4050.2548.7548.947.89M
United TechnologiesUTX72.9274.1372.9273.634.97M
Union PacificUNP118.75121.66118.39120.702.37M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3635.003635.003586.003599.0012.2K
Exchange Rates of July 30, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 119.050 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.067 CAD1 CAD = 0.937 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.203 CHF1 CHF = 0.831 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.567 CNY1 CNY = 0.132 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 163.070 JPY1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.676 GBP1 GBP = 1.478 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.599 AUD1 AUD = 0.625 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.461 CAD1 CAD = 0.684 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.648 CHF1 CHF = 0.607 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.415 GBP1 GBP = 2.413 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.980 AUD1 AUD = 1.020 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.896 CAD1 CAD = 1.116 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.010 CHF1 CHF = 0.990 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.364 AUD1 AUD = 0.423 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.160 CAD1 CAD = 0.463 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.435 CHF1 CHF = 0.411 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.913 CAD1 CAD = 1.095 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1.030 CHF1 CHF = 0.971 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.127 CHF1 CHF = 0.887 CAD

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