Financial news on July 31st, 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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
PfizerPFE26.4526.6625.9125.9951.9M
Cisco SystemsCSCO17.9918.3617.8517.8849.2M
IntelINTC18.0818.1617.9818.0042.8M
MicrosoftMSFT24.0724.4224.0124.0640.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL14.9315.0314.8214.9735.2M
AppleAAPL66.8368.6366.2867.9631.9M
General ElectricGE32.8032.9132.6832.6922.8M
ExxonMobilXOM67.4367.9466.7667.7420.2M
AT&T Inc.T29.8730.0729.5829.9917.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24.0024.5723.8823.9716.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45.1045.7145.0445.6214.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT45.0245.1244.3344.5013.5M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ33.7734.0333.6533.8212.7M
MerckMRK41.0041.1140.1640.2712.2M
ComcastCMCSA34.2334.7134.1934.3811.2M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT47.7047.9247.5247.779.49M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29.5529.7329.4029.699.42M
AlphabetGOOGL388.00389.17383.31386.609.18M
ChevronCVX65.7066.1965.2565.789.14M
HP Inc.HPQ31.8632.0931.7931.918.93M
Home DepotHD34.5934.8034.3534.718.57M
ConocoPhillipsCOP68.2169.3667.6868.648.17M
AmazonAMZN27.0227.2926.7426.898.04M
SchlumbergerSLB65.6767.6565.4266.857.71M
Procter & GamblePG56.4156.6656.0756.207.57M
AmgenAMGN68.6169.9768.5069.717.39M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ62.6762.8862.5362.557.06M
Coca-ColaKO44.5244.7944.4344.506.42M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH47.5048.6547.2747.836.36M
AltriaMO80.3580.6979.8679.975.75M
BoeingBA78.4678.5277.3077.425.52M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC71.9672.5671.8472.345.51M
International Business MachinesIBM76.4477.5076.1577.415.38M
McDonald'sMCD35.3735.5035.1335.394.1M
PepsicoPEP63.1963.5662.8763.383.92M
Gilead SciencesGILD62.4862.4960.8661.523.75M
3MMMM70.1070.9870.0470.403.07M
United TechnologiesUTX61.8562.3361.7562.192.31M
Union PacificUNP84.4885.1583.7985.001.49M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3035.003071.003035.003047.0011.6K
Exchange Rates of July 31st, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 114.620 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.132 CAD1 CAD = 0.884 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.231 CHF1 CHF = 0.813 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 7.970 CNY1 CNY = 0.125 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 146.320 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.684 GBP1 GBP = 1.463 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.668 AUD1 AUD = 0.600 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.445 CAD1 CAD = 0.692 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.571 CHF1 CHF = 0.637 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.467 GBP1 GBP = 2.143 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.137 AUD1 AUD = 0.879 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.986 CAD1 CAD = 1.014 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.074 CHF1 CHF = 0.931 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.439 AUD1 AUD = 0.410 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.113 CAD1 CAD = 0.473 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.299 CHF1 CHF = 0.435 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.866 CAD1 CAD = 1.155 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.942 CHF1 CHF = 1.062 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.088 CHF1 CHF = 0.919 CAD

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