Financial news on June 30, 2008

Business and Financial news
A Movie on Your TV at Home, Before You Can Rent It

In an industry first, Sony Pictures’ movie “Hancock” will be available after its theater run over the Internet, directly to Sony Bravia TVs with a Web connection. Read more..

By TIM ARANGO - The New York Times

Don’t Forget the Middle People

The Screen Actors Guild, now embroiled in negotiations with film and television producers over a new contract, has made the plight of the middle-income actor the centerpiece of its campaign for more lucrative terms. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Google and Creator of ‘Family Guy’ Strike a Deal

Google will syndicate a new animation series using its AdSense advertising system to Web sites that are predetermined to be gathering spots for the show’s target audience. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Intel’s Dominance Is Challenged by a Low-Power Upstart

Intel might do well to be alarmed by the computer chips being designed by Qualcomm, a maker of chips for cellphones. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

Little Movies, Big Problems

Once you start looking under the tent poles, perhaps for a film where nothing is blown up, movie box office numbers become grim. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Online Encyclopedia Gets New Push From Discovery

Last fall Discovery spent $250 million buying the United States portion of HowStuffWorks; now it is striving to make the site more appealing to users and advertisers. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Siemens Is Said to Be Preparing to Cut More Than 17,000 Jobs

Siemens, the German engineering and electronics company, plans to cut 17,200 mostly white-collar jobs, a person close to the company said on Sunday. Read more..

By DAVID JOLLY - The New York Times

Solution, or Mess? A Milk Jug for a Green Earth

A simple change to the design of the gallon milk jug keeps the milk fresher and holds costs down. Read more..

By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 26.35 26.76 26.31 26.69 78.1M
Microsoft MSFT 27.65 27.98 27.49 27.51 57.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 34.86 35.50 33.96 34.31 50.8M
Intel INTC 21.39 21.90 21.34 21.48 50.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.47 23.73 23.16 23.26 48.8M
Pfizer PFE 17.29 17.64 17.26 17.47 44.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 24.11 24.33 23.46 23.75 42.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21.10 21.35 21.00 21.00 36.3M
AT&T Inc. T 32.75 33.84 32.63 33.69 33.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 86.81 88.20 86.81 88.13 26.9M
Apple AAPL 170.04 172.00 166.62 167.44 24.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 56.73 57.82 56.02 56.20 22.2M
Merck MRK 36.98 38.14 36.98 37.69 21.6M
Comcast CMCSA 18.58 19.07 18.55 18.97 20.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 91.71 94.65 91.71 94.39 20.4M
Home Depot HD 24.02 24.36 23.32 23.42 19.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 34.27 35.58 34.15 35.40 19.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 52.97 53.50 52.60 52.97 18M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.48 20.84 20.15 20.53 16.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 31.62 32.15 31.14 31.20 15.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 44.60 45.43 43.85 44.21 15.4M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 26.05 26.58 25.50 26.25 15.3M
Coca-Cola KO 51.86 52.90 51.44 51.98 15.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 60.69 61.36 60.44 60.81 15M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63.54 64.61 63.10 64.34 12.5M
Chevron CVX 98.30 99.52 97.51 99.13 12.3M
Visa V 82.00 82.84 80.30 81.31 12.3M
McDonald's MCD 56.70 57.43 55.52 56.22 12.3M
Amgen AMGN 46.63 47.41 46.47 47.16 10.1M
Altria MO 20.34 20.73 20.33 20.56 10M
United Technologies UTX 61.15 62.15 60.51 61.70 9.81M
Pepsico PEP 63.93 64.77 63.40 63.59 9.26M
Boeing BA 66.63 66.75 65.55 65.72 8.56M
International Business Machines IBM 119.99 120.22 118.15 118.53 8.44M
Schlumberger SLB 106.27 108.65 106.27 107.43 8.05M
Alphabet GOOGL 532.25 538.00 523.06 526.42 7.52M
Gilead Sciences GILD 52.85 53.56 52.40 52.95 7.38M
Amazon AMZN 74.90 76.12 73.21 73.33 7.1M
Union Pacific UNP 73.87 76.06 73.57 75.50 6.38M
3M MMM 69.48 69.69 68.61 69.59 5.33M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4002.00 4017.00 3980.00 4012.00 24.2K
Exchange Rates of June 30, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 106.070 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.020 CAD 1 CAD = 0.980 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.021 CHF 1 CHF = 0.980 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.854 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 167.100 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.790 GBP 1 GBP = 1.266 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.644 AUD 1 AUD = 0.608 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.608 CAD 1 CAD = 0.622 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.608 CHF 1 CHF = 0.622 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.473 GBP 1 GBP = 2.116 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.983 AUD 1 AUD = 1.017 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.962 CAD 1 CAD = 1.040 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.962 CHF 1 CHF = 1.039 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.080 AUD 1 AUD = 0.481 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.034 CAD 1 CAD = 0.492 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.034 CHF 1 CHF = 0.492 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.977 CAD 1 CAD = 1.023 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.978 CHF 1 CHF = 1.023 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.000 CHF 1 CHF = 1.000 CAD

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