Financial news on July 31, 2006

Business and Financial news
At 25, Media Fates Came to Call

Jared Kushner spent just under $10 million last week to buy The New York Observer, a small but mighty piece of Manhattan media. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Celebrity Baby, M.I.A., Stokes a Frenzy

The possibility of one more day without an image of Baby Suri, the daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, has driven the celebrity magazines and tabloids into a tizzy. Read more..

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Pfizer PFE 26,45 26,66 25,91 25,99 51.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17,99 18,36 17,85 17,88 49.2M
Intel INTC 18,08 18,16 17,98 18,00 42.8M
Microsoft MSFT 24,07 24,42 24,01 24,06 40.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14,93 15,03 14,82 14,97 35.2M
Apple AAPL 66,83 68,63 66,28 67,96 31.9M
General Electric GE 32,80 32,91 32,68 32,69 22.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 67,43 67,94 66,76 67,74 20.2M
AT&T Inc. T 29,87 30,07 29,58 29,99 17.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24,00 24,57 23,88 23,97 16.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45,10 45,71 45,04 45,62 14.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 45,02 45,12 44,33 44,50 13.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 33,77 34,03 33,65 33,82 12.7M
Merck MRK 41,00 41,11 40,16 40,27 12.2M
Comcast CMCSA 34,23 34,71 34,19 34,38 11.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47,70 47,92 47,52 47,77 9.49M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29,55 29,73 29,40 29,69 9.42M
Alphabet GOOGL 388,00 389,17 383,31 386,60 9.18M
Chevron CVX 65,70 66,19 65,25 65,78 9.14M
HP Inc. HPQ 31,86 32,09 31,79 31,91 8.93M
Home Depot HD 34,59 34,80 34,35 34,71 8.57M
ConocoPhillips COP 68,21 69,36 67,68 68,64 8.17M
Amazon AMZN 27,02 27,29 26,74 26,89 8.04M
Schlumberger SLB 65,67 67,65 65,42 66,85 7.71M
Procter & Gamble PG 56,41 56,66 56,07 56,20 7.57M
Amgen AMGN 68,61 69,97 68,50 69,71 7.39M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62,67 62,88 62,53 62,55 7.06M
Coca-Cola KO 44,52 44,79 44,43 44,50 6.42M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 47,50 48,65 47,27 47,83 6.36M
Altria MO 80,35 80,69 79,86 79,97 5.75M
Boeing BA 78,46 78,52 77,30 77,42 5.52M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 71,96 72,56 71,84 72,34 5.51M
International Business Machines IBM 76,44 77,50 76,15 77,41 5.38M
McDonald's MCD 35,37 35,50 35,13 35,39 4.1M
Pepsico PEP 63,19 63,56 62,87 63,38 3.92M
Gilead Sciences GILD 62,48 62,49 60,86 61,52 3.75M
3M MMM 70,10 70,98 70,04 70,40 3.07M
United Technologies UTX 61,85 62,33 61,75 62,19 2.31M
Union Pacific UNP 84,48 85,15 83,79 85,00 1.49M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3035,00 3071,00 3035,00 3047,00 11.6K
Exchange Rates of July 31, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 114,620 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,132 CAD 1 CAD = 0,884 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,231 CHF 1 CHF = 0,813 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 7,970 CNY 1 CNY = 0,125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 146,320 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,684 GBP 1 GBP = 1,463 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,668 AUD 1 AUD = 0,600 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,445 CAD 1 CAD = 0,692 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,571 CHF 1 CHF = 0,637 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,467 GBP 1 GBP = 2,143 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,137 AUD 1 AUD = 0,879 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,986 CAD 1 CAD = 1,014 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,074 CHF 1 CHF = 0,931 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,439 AUD 1 AUD = 0,410 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,113 CAD 1 CAD = 0,473 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,299 CHF 1 CHF = 0,435 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,866 CAD 1 CAD = 1,155 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,942 CHF 1 CHF = 1,062 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,088 CHF 1 CHF = 0,919 CAD

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