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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 34,37 35,59 34,35 35,57 107M
Intel INTC 26,11 26,37 26,10 26,27 41.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 32,26 32,95 32,13 32,61 40M
Comcast CMCSA 20,76 21,47 20,76 20,90 36.7M
Apple AAPL 186,18 189,37 184,73 187,00 33.6M
Pfizer PFE 24,49 24,75 24,35 24,45 31.1M
General Electric GE 40,49 40,65 40,31 40,48 25.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 69,58 69,90 67,90 68,95 25.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21,65 21,74 21,48 21,63 25.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 92,93 93,19 90,76 91,14 20.5M
Home Depot HD 31,50 31,75 31,28 31,46 18.7M
AT&T Inc. T 41,67 41,75 41,37 41,41 18.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 44,74 45,85 44,69 45,37 16.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 83,80 83,83 82,45 82,72 16.4M
Alphabet GOOGL 677,51 699,91 677,51 694,77 13.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54,25 54,73 54,13 54,65 13.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46,40 46,89 46,05 46,56 13.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 34,01 34,25 33,85 34,00 12.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 45,94 46,00 45,10 45,36 11.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29,67 30,22 29,55 30,02 11.1M
Merck MRK 57,80 58,15 57,59 57,86 10.2M
Chevron CVX 91,75 91,95 89,69 90,08 9.63M
Schlumberger SLB 99,02 99,74 95,64 95,99 9.19M
Amgen AMGN 56,33 57,12 56,25 57,06 8.64M
HP Inc. HPQ 51,64 51,97 51,50 51,59 8.58M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64,80 65,27 64,75 64,82 7.7M
Boeing BA 97,25 98,60 97,00 97,33 7.54M
Altria MO 72,85 73,21 72,70 72,76 7.26M
Coca-Cola KO 61,83 62,15 61,35 61,73 6.87M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46,00 46,00 45,17 45,48 5.74M
Amazon AMZN 89,67 90,65 88,05 88,24 5.41M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47,77 48,20 47,40 47,90 5.11M
Pepsico PEP 73,30 74,32 73,10 73,84 4.96M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34,48 34,57 34,25 34,29 4.89M
McDonald's MCD 58,83 59,51 58,62 59,18 4.55M
International Business Machines IBM 114,50 114,90 113,75 114,12 4.02M
United Technologies UTX 75,55 76,49 75,39 75,82 3.75M
3M MMM 85,95 86,23 85,32 85,79 2.79M
Union Pacific UNP 127,70 128,35 126,01 126,21 1.57M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4277,00 4300,00 4269,00 4290,00 9.9K
Exchange Rates of October 30, 2007
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114,640 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0,953 CAD 1 CAD = 1,050 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,158 CHF 1 CHF = 0,864 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,474 CNY 1 CNY = 0,134 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 165,550 JPY 1 JPY = 0,006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,698 GBP 1 GBP = 1,432 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,571 AUD 1 AUD = 0,636 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,376 CAD 1 CAD = 0,727 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,672 CHF 1 CHF = 0,598 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,422 GBP 1 GBP = 2,372 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,949 AUD 1 AUD = 1,054 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,831 CAD 1 CAD = 1,204 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,010 CHF 1 CHF = 0,990 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,250 AUD 1 AUD = 0,444 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,970 CAD 1 CAD = 0,508 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,394 CHF 1 CHF = 0,418 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,875 CAD 1 CAD = 1,143 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1,063 CHF 1 CHF = 0,940 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,215 CHF 1 CHF = 0,823 CAD

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