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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC22,0722,3021,8522,0858.3M
MicrosoftMSFT30,5531,1330,5131,1157.4M
Cisco SystemsCSCO25,6926,4025,6026,3955.9M
AppleAAPL114,30118,88113,53118,7752.8M
PfizerPFE27,4327,5627,1027,4138.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL19,2519,4219,1119,4228.8M
General ElectricGE37,1937,7537,1637,7327M
ExxonMobilXOM81,9884,1081,9684,0026.5M
AT&T Inc.T40,2341,0040,2340,9820.3M
ConocoPhillipsCOP75,0077,4874,9177,3017.1M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT46,6347,1546,4747,1216M
AltriaMO71,3171,4970,9171,4915.4M
ComcastCMCSA27,0327,5026,8327,4715.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ42,9143,8442,8843,8215.1M
MerckMRK53,0753,1551,9652,7115M
Coca-ColaKO52,3553,0551,9253,0514.7M
AlphabetGOOGL484,50498,84483,00498,6014.5M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT56,6056,6555,5255,8414.4M
AmgenAMGN54,5355,3554,5055,2612.6M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS35,3635,9835,2735,9112.3M
HP Inc.HPQ45,2045,7045,1545,6711.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ63,0563,3662,7663,2210.9M
ChevronCVX80,6582,2980,1682,2510.8M
AmazonAMZN69,0670,0868,8669,8610.6M
Procter & GamblePG63,3063,8563,2363,8510.3M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM51,4352,0651,3552,0610.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC36,0636,2535,9536,239.8M
Home DepotHD38,6338,7538,2838,709.27M
McDonald'sMCD50,4350,5249,7950,238.19M
International Business MachinesIBM105,40107,10105,21106,937.4M
SchlumbergerSLB77,5979,9177,4979,916.8M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY29,8330,1229,7930,126.79M
BoeingBA98,47100,6498,30100,555.8M
PepsicoPEP68,2068,7668,0668,575.65M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH54,3354,9054,2354,574.27M
Gilead SciencesGILD81,8382,7080,7882,264.24M
3MMMM87,3087,9586,8887,933.61M
United TechnologiesUTX68,5669,4368,3069,433.6M
Union PacificUNP117,78118,95117,78118,821.04M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3625,003633,003618,003628,008.8K
Exchange Rates of May 30, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 121,650 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,074 CAD1 CAD = 0,931 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,226 CHF1 CHF = 0,816 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,646 CNY1 CNY = 0,131 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 163,360 JPY1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,680 GBP1 GBP = 1,471 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,630 AUD1 AUD = 0,613 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,442 CAD1 CAD = 0,693 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,646 CHF1 CHF = 0,608 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,416 GBP1 GBP = 2,406 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0,997 AUD1 AUD = 1,003 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,882 CAD1 CAD = 1,133 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,007 CHF1 CHF = 0,993 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,399 AUD1 AUD = 0,417 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,122 CAD1 CAD = 0,471 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,421 CHF1 CHF = 0,413 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,884 CAD1 CAD = 1,131 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1,009 CHF1 CHF = 0,991 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,141 CHF1 CHF = 0,877 CAD

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