Financial news on October 30, 2007

Business and Financial news
At Chrysler, Home Depot Still Lingers

Robert L. Nardelli, Chrysler’s new chief who earlier ran Home Depot, spoke about the auto industry in terms that suggested he was still in a home-improvement state of mind. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

Bill Gates Has Joined Facebook! He Has Friends!

Bill Gates has a Facebook page, or at least humorist Jenny Lyn Bader imagines he does. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

Dubai: Ports Concern Expands in Singapore

Dubai World, the ports operator, agreed to buy Labroy Marine of Singapore for 2.4 billion Singapore dollars ($1.7 billion) to add shipyards and cargo vessels to its maritime assets. Dubai Drydocks World, a unit of the state-run holding company, wi... Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

European Steel Makers Urge Tariffs on Chinese Imports

Claiming that Chinese steelmakers have dumped their products at below-cost prices, European steelmakers have asked the European Commission to impose tariffs. Read more..

By STEPHEN CASTLE - The New York Times

In India, Poverty Inspires Technology Workers to Altruism

Corporations have made India a laboratory for extending modern technological conveniences to the world’s poor. Read more..

By ANAND GIRIDHARADAS - The New York Times

Memo Pad

It’s not just your imagination. Air travel really has become smoother in the lull after the summer and before the start of holiday travel season at Thanksgiving. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Participants Left Uninformed in Some Halted Medical Trials

Drug and medical device makers will not be forced to disclose the results of clinical trials on some products that never reached the marketplace. Read more..

By BARRY MEIER - The New York Times

The Right Places to Learn Entrepreneurship

Nearly 3,000 colleges now offer classes in entrepreneurship, up tenfold in the last 20 years. Read more..

By PAUL B. BROWN - The New York Times

UBS Reports a Larger-than-Expected Loss

While the bank predicted that it would make a profit in the fourth quarter, analysts were concerned about the likelihood of additional write-downs. Read more..

By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT34,3735,5934,3535,57107M
IntelINTC26,1126,3726,1026,2741.4M
Cisco SystemsCSCO32,2632,9532,1332,6140M
ComcastCMCSA20,7621,4720,7620,9036.7M
AppleAAPL186,18189,37184,73187,0033.6M
PfizerPFE24,4924,7524,3524,4531.1M
General ElectricGE40,4940,6540,3140,4825.9M
Procter & GamblePG69,5869,9067,9068,9525.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL21,6521,7421,4821,6325.7M
ExxonMobilXOM92,9393,1990,7691,1420.5M
Home DepotHD31,5031,7531,2831,4618.7M
AT&T Inc.T41,6741,7541,3741,4118.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT44,7445,8544,6945,3716.4M
ConocoPhillipsCOP83,8083,8382,4582,7216.4M
AlphabetGOOGL677,51699,91677,51694,7713.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54,2554,7354,1354,6513.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM46,4046,8946,0546,5613.1M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC34,0134,2533,8534,0012.8M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ45,9446,0045,1045,3611.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY29,6730,2229,5530,0211.1M
MerckMRK57,8058,1557,5957,8610.2M
ChevronCVX91,7591,9589,6990,089.63M
SchlumbergerSLB99,0299,7495,6495,999.19M
AmgenAMGN56,3357,1256,2557,068.64M
HP Inc.HPQ51,6451,9751,5051,598.58M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64,8065,2764,7564,827.7M
BoeingBA97,2598,6097,0097,337.54M
AltriaMO72,8573,2172,7072,767.26M
Coca-ColaKO61,8362,1561,3561,736.87M
Gilead SciencesGILD46,0046,0045,1745,485.74M
AmazonAMZN89,6790,6588,0588,245.41M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH47,7748,2047,4047,905.11M
PepsicoPEP73,3074,3273,1073,844.96M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34,4834,5734,2534,294.89M
McDonald'sMCD58,8359,5158,6259,184.55M
International Business MachinesIBM114,50114,90113,75114,124.02M
United TechnologiesUTX75,5576,4975,3975,823.75M
3MMMM85,9586,2385,3285,792.79M
Union PacificUNP127,70128,35126,01126,211.57M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4277,004300,004269,004290,009.9K
Exchange Rates of October 30, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 114,640 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0,953 CAD1 CAD = 1,050 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,158 CHF1 CHF = 0,864 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7,474 CNY1 CNY = 0,134 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 165,550 JPY1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,698 GBP1 GBP = 1,432 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,571 AUD1 AUD = 0,636 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,376 CAD1 CAD = 0,727 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,672 CHF1 CHF = 0,598 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,422 GBP1 GBP = 2,372 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0,949 AUD1 AUD = 1,054 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,831 CAD1 CAD = 1,204 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,010 CHF1 CHF = 0,990 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,250 AUD1 AUD = 0,444 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,970 CAD1 CAD = 0,508 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2,394 CHF1 CHF = 0,418 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,875 CAD1 CAD = 1,143 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 1,063 CHF1 CHF = 0,940 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,215 CHF1 CHF = 0,823 CAD

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