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

Popular Demand

CELLPHONE MAKERS. Read more..

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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 23.62 24.15 23.55 23.85 69.5M
Microsoft MSFT 29.41 29.49 28.95 29.40 67.5M
Pfizer PFE 24.05 24.05 23.54 23.76 50.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 29.01 29.56 28.63 29.49 44.5M
General Electric GE 39.03 39.44 38.65 39.27 40.1M
Apple AAPL 144.33 145.45 139.57 141.43 39.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 86.00 86.48 84.28 86.01 35.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44.75 45.14 43.61 44.75 32.3M
Home Depot HD 36.96 38.18 36.80 37.81 29.6M
AT&T Inc. T 39.43 40.00 38.83 39.77 26.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 33.77 34.72 33.34 34.61 23.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19.56 19.67 19.34 19.58 21.9M
Comcast CMCSA 26.36 27.24 26.13 27.21 21.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 41.83 44.10 40.80 41.51 18.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 46.20 46.46 45.80 46.21 18M
Altria MO 65.51 66.36 63.13 65.78 16.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 80.50 81.75 79.52 81.39 15.9M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 51.45 51.45 49.58 50.82 15.4M
International Business Machines IBM 115.62 115.75 113.52 114.52 15.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.51 63.55 62.05 63.27 14.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29.00 29.15 28.16 28.70 14.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 59.93 60.44 59.77 60.07 13.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 46.47 46.69 45.76 46.14 12.9M
Amazon AMZN 83.00 84.05 81.51 82.70 12.9M
Chevron CVX 85.85 87.00 83.89 86.43 12.1M
Merck MRK 50.37 50.37 49.45 50.12 11.6M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33.98 34.15 33.57 34.01 11.5M
Schlumberger SLB 93.98 95.61 92.18 95.35 10M
Coca-Cola KO 53.06 53.85 51.79 52.39 9.96M
McDonald's MCD 48.81 48.92 48.05 48.39 8.49M
Gilead Sciences GILD 37.25 37.56 36.70 37.42 8.18M
Amgen AMGN 55.41 56.60 55.40 56.19 8.03M
Alphabet GOOGL 512.92 519.34 510.50 516.11 7.92M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 49.40 50.25 48.75 48.94 7.89M
Pepsico PEP 66.78 68.90 65.13 65.90 7.4M
Boeing BA 104.60 106.15 104.00 105.54 6.3M
United Technologies UTX 72.92 74.13 72.92 73.63 4.97M
3M MMM 90.18 90.90 89.77 90.18 4.85M
Union Pacific UNP 118.75 121.66 118.39 120.70 2.37M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3635.00 3635.00 3586.00 3599.00 12.2K
Exchange Rates of July 30, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 119.050 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.067 CAD 1 CAD = 0.937 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.203 CHF 1 CHF = 0.831 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.567 CNY 1 CNY = 0.132 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 163.070 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.676 GBP 1 GBP = 1.478 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.599 AUD 1 AUD = 0.625 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.461 CAD 1 CAD = 0.684 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.648 CHF 1 CHF = 0.607 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.415 GBP 1 GBP = 2.413 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.980 AUD 1 AUD = 1.020 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.896 CAD 1 CAD = 1.116 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.010 CHF 1 CHF = 0.990 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.364 AUD 1 AUD = 0.423 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.160 CAD 1 CAD = 0.463 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.435 CHF 1 CHF = 0.411 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.913 CAD 1 CAD = 1.095 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.030 CHF 1 CHF = 0.971 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.127 CHF 1 CHF = 0.887 CAD

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