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

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 31, 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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