Financial news on March 30, 2006

Business and Financial news
Automakers Use New Technology to Beef Up Muscle, Not Mileage

For two decades, automakers have been concentrating on making vehicles bigger and faster instead of improving efficiency. Read more..

By MATTHEW L. WALD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19.85 20.03 19.65 19.70 70.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.60 22.00 21.55 21.97 54.9M
Microsoft MSFT 27.01 27.39 27.00 27.23 54.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 13.75 13.85 13.64 13.78 50.5M
Apple AAPL 62.85 63.30 61.53 62.75 49.7M
General Electric GE 34.07 34.75 34.05 34.65 43.7M
Alphabet GOOGL 389.22 393.50 383.61 388.44 29.4M
Pfizer PFE 25.30 25.43 25.20 25.20 23.3M
AT&T Inc. T 27.26 27.37 27.00 27.02 17.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 61.25 61.73 61.00 61.12 15.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 34.88 35.01 34.35 34.49 14.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 64.75 65.55 64.35 64.48 11.3M
Comcast CMCSA 26.46 26.68 26.34 26.53 11.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 32.60 33.24 32.43 32.57 9.85M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.05 48.18 47.31 47.66 9.79M
Altria MO 72.55 72.91 71.46 71.72 9.61M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41.60 42.04 41.12 41.53 9.32M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 42.90 43.28 42.39 42.64 8.55M
Procter & Gamble PG 57.53 58.10 57.40 57.63 8.42M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 56.05 56.97 55.72 56.26 8.09M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 59.35 59.65 59.20 59.35 7.84M
Amgen AMGN 72.13 73.32 72.12 72.62 7.62M
Home Depot HD 42.81 43.03 42.25 42.38 7.49M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 27.90 28.09 27.65 27.87 7.45M
Merck MRK 35.72 36.14 35.22 35.61 7.38M
Coca-Cola KO 41.98 42.26 41.90 42.12 6.79M
Chevron CVX 58.75 59.29 58.40 58.51 6.75M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.87 25.09 24.69 24.95 6.49M
Schlumberger SLB 127.00 128.34 126.40 128.23 4.79M
International Business Machines IBM 82.88 83.70 82.83 83.20 4.47M
Amazon AMZN 36.32 36.90 36.18 36.67 4.05M
McDonald's MCD 34.41 34.80 34.18 34.55 4.04M
Pepsico PEP 58.29 58.59 58.04 58.11 3.92M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 64.20 64.50 63.89 64.13 3.88M
3M MMM 77.57 77.62 76.00 76.52 3.36M
Boeing BA 78.95 79.50 78.06 78.42 3M
United Technologies UTX 58.23 58.64 57.73 58.02 2.87M
Gilead Sciences GILD 62.26 62.75 61.50 61.67 2.09M
Union Pacific UNP 92.40 93.11 92.09 92.66 1.12M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2985.00 2999.00 2985.00 2992.00 8.3K
Exchange Rates of March 30, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117.340 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.159 CAD 1 CAD = 0.863 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.297 CHF 1 CHF = 0.771 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8.023 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 142.690 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.696 GBP 1 GBP = 1.436 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.702 AUD 1 AUD = 0.588 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.410 CAD 1 CAD = 0.709 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.577 CHF 1 CHF = 0.634 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.444 AUD 1 AUD = 0.409 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.024 CAD 1 CAD = 0.494 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.265 CHF 1 CHF = 0.442 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.828 CAD 1 CAD = 1.208 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.926 CHF 1 CHF = 1.080 AUD

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