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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC19.8520.0319.6519.7070.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO21.6022.0021.5521.9754.9M
MicrosoftMSFT27.0127.3927.0027.2354.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL13.7513.8513.6413.7850.5M
AppleAAPL62.8563.3061.5362.7549.7M
General ElectricGE34.0734.7534.0534.6543.7M
AlphabetGOOGL389.22393.50383.61388.4429.4M
PfizerPFE25.3025.4325.2025.2023.3M
AT&T Inc.T27.2627.3727.0027.0217.1M
ExxonMobilXOM61.2561.7361.0061.1215.8M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ34.8835.0134.3534.4914.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP64.7565.5564.3564.4811.3M
ComcastCMCSA26.4626.6826.3426.5311.3M
HP Inc.HPQ32.6033.2432.4332.579.85M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48.0548.1847.3147.669.79M
AltriaMO72.5572.9171.4671.729.61M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM41.6042.0441.1241.539.32M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT42.9043.2842.3942.648.55M
Procter & GamblePG57.5358.1057.4057.638.42M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH56.0556.9755.7256.268.09M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ59.3559.6559.2059.357.84M
AmgenAMGN72.1373.3272.1272.627.62M
Home DepotHD42.8143.0342.2542.387.49M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS27.9028.0927.6527.877.45M
MerckMRK35.7236.1435.2235.617.38M
Coca-ColaKO41.9842.2641.9042.126.79M
ChevronCVX58.7559.2958.4058.516.75M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24.8725.0924.6924.956.49M
SchlumbergerSLB127.00128.34126.40128.234.79M
International Business MachinesIBM82.8883.7082.8383.204.47M
AmazonAMZN36.3236.9036.1836.674.05M
McDonald'sMCD34.4134.8034.1834.554.04M
PepsicoPEP58.2958.5958.0458.113.92M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC64.2064.5063.8964.133.88M
3MMMM77.5777.6276.0076.523.36M
BoeingBA78.9579.5078.0678.423M
United TechnologiesUTX58.2358.6457.7358.022.87M
Gilead SciencesGILD62.2662.7561.5061.672.09M
Union PacificUNP92.4093.1192.0992.661.12M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2985.002999.002985.002992.008.3K
Exchange Rates of March 30, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 117.340 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.159 CAD1 CAD = 0.863 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.297 CHF1 CHF = 0.771 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 8.023 CNY1 CNY = 0.125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 142.690 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.696 GBP1 GBP = 1.436 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.702 AUD1 AUD = 0.588 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.410 CAD1 CAD = 0.709 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.577 CHF1 CHF = 0.634 EUR
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.444 AUD1 AUD = 0.409 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.024 CAD1 CAD = 0.494 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.265 CHF1 CHF = 0.442 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.828 CAD1 CAD = 1.208 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.926 CHF1 CHF = 1.080 AUD

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