Financial news on June 30, 2006

Business and Financial news
A Handy Tip From a Reader on Flash Drives

It's mind-blowing: you can run an entire operating system off of your flash drive. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Apple Tells of Problems on Options

Apple Computer said Thursday that it had uncovered irregularities related to stock options awarded between 1997 and 2001. Read more..

By ERIC DASH - The New York Times

A Refinery Clears the Air to Grow Roses

A number of leading oil executives now say that how their industry manages carbon emissions will become as important to their business prospects as replenishing energy reserves. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

Boeing Ethics Woes Take Toll on the Bottom Line

The aircraft maker announced yesterday that it would take second-quarter charges of up to $1.15 billion as a result of a settlement of ethics investigations. Read more..

By LESLIE WAYNE - The New York Times

Error Disrupts Bond Trading in Japan

The error raises new concerns about the ability of Japan to handle its role as Asia's largest and most sophisticated financial market. Read more..

By MARTIN FACKLER - The New York Times

Europe Official Considers Telecom Breakup

The E.C. official responsible for telecommunications said that she was unveiling a series of proposals aimed at increasing competition. Read more..

By PAUL MELLER - The New York Times

Fed Raises Rates, but Scales Back Talk of Inflation

The move kicked off a powerful celebration in the stock market by lowering its alarms about inflation. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

T. H. Black, 77, Former Executive of Ingersoll Rand, Is Dead

Theodore H. Black became chairman, president and chief executive of Ingersoll Rand in October 1988. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Wal-Mart's British Unit Agrees to a Union Contract

Employees at Asda's distribution centers were threatening a five-day strike during what is expected to be one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Read more..

By HEATHER TIMMONS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 23.54 23.65 23.30 23.30 73M
Intel INTC 19.28 19.32 18.94 19.00 54M
Cisco Systems CSCO 20.01 20.03 19.52 19.53 52.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14.77 14.97 14.49 14.49 49.5M
General Electric GE 33.33 33.37 32.94 32.96 38.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 62.65 62.65 61.35 61.35 32.3M
Pfizer PFE 23.30 23.80 23.28 23.47 31.4M
Apple AAPL 57.59 57.75 56.50 57.27 26.4M
Home Depot HD 36.46 36.50 35.63 35.79 24.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 32.09 32.32 31.57 31.68 21.4M
Procter & Gamble PG 57.00 57.19 55.60 55.60 21.2M
Comcast CMCSA 32.88 33.03 32.68 32.74 18.6M
AT&T Inc. T 27.71 27.96 27.71 27.89 17.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 43.00 43.61 42.75 43.61 16.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.93 42.99 42.00 42.00 16.2M
Merck MRK 36.07 36.84 36.01 36.43 12.8M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.88 30.17 29.82 30.00 12.6M
Alphabet GOOGL 415.60 419.33 412.33 419.33 12.5M
Amgen AMGN 65.22 66.21 64.90 65.23 12M
Verizon Communications VZ 33.25 33.62 33.08 33.49 11.7M
Coca-Cola KO 43.24 43.49 43.02 43.02 11.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.70 48.85 48.16 48.17 11.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.14 60.35 59.91 59.92 10.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 66.11 66.64 65.23 65.53 8.68M
Chevron CVX 62.45 62.70 61.95 62.06 8.1M
International Business Machines IBM 77.70 77.93 76.79 76.82 7.91M
McDonald's MCD 33.81 34.60 33.57 33.60 7.91M
Schlumberger SLB 64.42 65.59 63.99 65.11 7.72M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 45.02 45.30 44.28 44.78 7.55M
Altria MO 73.90 74.18 73.19 73.43 6.84M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.75 25.92 25.61 25.86 6.56M
Pepsico PEP 59.55 60.50 59.55 60.04 5.37M
Amazon AMZN 38.58 38.84 37.83 38.68 5.19M
Boeing BA 82.99 83.00 81.57 81.91 4.47M
Gilead Sciences GILD 59.05 59.68 58.54 59.16 4.16M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 67.42 67.92 67.06 67.08 3.98M
United Technologies UTX 63.29 63.58 62.86 63.42 3.71M
3M MMM 81.64 81.75 80.71 80.77 3.27M
Union Pacific UNP 92.00 93.01 91.66 92.96 1.88M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3067.00 3075.00 3041.00 3043.00 9.5K
Exchange Rates of June 30, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114.420 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.116 CAD 1 CAD = 0.896 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.223 CHF 1 CHF = 0.818 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.993 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 146.340 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.692 GBP 1 GBP = 1.446 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.721 AUD 1 AUD = 0.581 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.427 CAD 1 CAD = 0.701 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.564 CHF 1 CHF = 0.640 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.487 AUD 1 AUD = 0.402 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.063 CAD 1 CAD = 0.485 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.260 CHF 1 CHF = 0.442 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.829 CAD 1 CAD = 1.206 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.908 CHF 1 CHF = 1.101 AUD

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