Financial news on May 30, 2007

Business and Financial news
Boeing Sells 15 Dreamliners to Russian Airline

The deal was valued at about $2.4 billion, Boeing’s largest sale in the former Soviet Union. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

Equity Firm to Acquire Net Retailer

Madison Dearborn Partners will acquire the CDW Corporation, a leading online computer reseller, for $7.3 billion. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

Europe Pushes to Get Fuel From Fields

Europe’s farmers are beginning to grow crops that can be turned into fuels meant to produce fewer emissions than gas or oil. Read more..

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL - The New York Times

Immigrants and Prison

The facts, according to the Department of Justice, about immigrants and prisons. Read more..

By DAVID LEONHARDT - The New York Times

Oil May Allow Sudan to Escape Sanctions’ Pain

U.S. sanctions aim to squeeze Sudan’s economy by freezing its companies out of American financial institutions. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

Pink or Blue? These Bundles of Joy Are Always Green

Campaign Spotlight. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Take Note: Computing Takes Up Pen, Again

An ambitious new type of pen-based computer system could bridge the gap between paper and the digital world. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Telling India’s Modern Women They Have Power, Even Over Their Skin Tone

Cosmetics advertising in India is offering the message that the modern Indian woman does not have to live with her dark skin. Read more..

By HEATHER TIMMONS - The New York Times

The Cartridge, Updated, Catches Up to Data

If you’ve ever felt as though you can’t keep up with the pace of life, well, it could have been worse. You could have been a computer disk. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Tishman Speyer in Deal for Big REIT

Tishman has joined with Lehman Brothers to buy Archstone-Smith Trust, the second-largest public apartment owner in terms of market cap and asset value, for $13.5 billion. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and TERRY PRISTIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 22.07 22.30 21.85 22.08 58.3M
Microsoft MSFT 30.55 31.13 30.51 31.11 57.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 25.69 26.40 25.60 26.39 55.9M
Apple AAPL 114.30 118.88 113.53 118.77 52.8M
Pfizer PFE 27.43 27.56 27.10 27.41 38.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19.25 19.42 19.11 19.42 28.8M
General Electric GE 37.19 37.75 37.16 37.73 27M
ExxonMobil XOM 81.98 84.10 81.96 84.00 26.5M
AT&T Inc. T 40.23 41.00 40.23 40.98 20.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 75.00 77.48 74.91 77.30 17.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 46.63 47.15 46.47 47.12 16M
Altria MO 71.31 71.49 70.91 71.49 15.4M
Comcast CMCSA 27.03 27.50 26.83 27.47 15.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 42.91 43.84 42.88 43.82 15.1M
Merck MRK 53.07 53.15 51.96 52.71 15M
Coca-Cola KO 52.35 53.05 51.92 53.05 14.7M
Alphabet GOOGL 484.50 498.84 483.00 498.60 14.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 56.60 56.65 55.52 55.84 14.4M
Amgen AMGN 54.53 55.35 54.50 55.26 12.6M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 35.36 35.98 35.27 35.91 12.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 45.20 45.70 45.15 45.67 11.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63.05 63.36 62.76 63.22 10.9M
Chevron CVX 80.65 82.29 80.16 82.25 10.8M
Amazon AMZN 69.06 70.08 68.86 69.86 10.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.30 63.85 63.23 63.85 10.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 51.43 52.06 51.35 52.06 10.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 36.06 36.25 35.95 36.23 9.8M
Home Depot HD 38.63 38.75 38.28 38.70 9.27M
McDonald's MCD 50.43 50.52 49.79 50.23 8.19M
International Business Machines IBM 105.40 107.10 105.21 106.93 7.4M
Schlumberger SLB 77.59 79.91 77.49 79.91 6.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29.83 30.12 29.79 30.12 6.79M
Boeing BA 98.47 100.64 98.30 100.55 5.8M
Pepsico PEP 68.20 68.76 68.06 68.57 5.65M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 54.33 54.90 54.23 54.57 4.27M
Gilead Sciences GILD 81.83 82.70 80.78 82.26 4.24M
3M MMM 87.30 87.95 86.88 87.93 3.61M
United Technologies UTX 68.56 69.43 68.30 69.43 3.6M
Union Pacific UNP 117.78 118.95 117.78 118.82 1.04M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3625.00 3633.00 3618.00 3628.00 8.8K
Exchange Rates of May 30, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 121.650 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.074 CAD 1 CAD = 0.931 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.226 CHF 1 CHF = 0.816 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7.646 CNY 1 CNY = 0.131 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 163.360 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.680 GBP 1 GBP = 1.471 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.630 AUD 1 AUD = 0.613 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.442 CAD 1 CAD = 0.693 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.646 CHF 1 CHF = 0.608 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.416 GBP 1 GBP = 2.406 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.997 AUD 1 AUD = 1.003 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.882 CAD 1 CAD = 1.133 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.007 CHF 1 CHF = 0.993 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.399 AUD 1 AUD = 0.417 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.122 CAD 1 CAD = 0.471 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.421 CHF 1 CHF = 0.413 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.884 CAD 1 CAD = 1.131 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.009 CHF 1 CHF = 0.991 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.141 CHF 1 CHF = 0.877 CAD

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