Financial news on July 31, 2008

Business and Financial news
Amazon Music on an iPod

Do digital songs from Amazon.com work on an iPod, and if so, how do you get them onto the thing from the Web? Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Amgen Told to Reword Drug Label

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Amgen to change the labels for its flagship anemia drugs in a way that could further restrict their use in treating patients with cancer. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Clay T. Whitehead, Guide of Policy That Helped Cable TV, Is Dead at 69

Mr. Whitehead laid the groundwork for Open Skies, the policy that led to the creation of the domestic satellite system that brought cable television into millions of American homes. Read more..

By DENNIS HEVESI - The New York Times

Delta Redoes Mileage Plan for Its Fliers

Delta Air Lines introduced a three-tier system that will require as many as 60,000 miles for a last-minute domestic coach ticket. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

ESPN and Theme Parks Bolster Profit at Disney

Disney reported an 8.5 percent rise in profit, showing strong third-quarter results at its media networks and its theme parks. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Online, Even if You’re Off-Road

The cellphone networks that began by carrying phone calls, and then data, are now connecting users directly to the Internet -- an idea cellphone carriers once frowned on. Read more..

By PETER WAYNER - The New York Times

United Sues Pilots, Saying Job Action Canceled Hundreds of Flights

United Airlines filed suit in federal court against its pilots’ union, asking it to stop pilots from engaging in slowdowns it said led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 21.93 22.60 21.92 22.19 65.3M
Microsoft MSFT 25.85 26.28 25.71 25.72 60.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22.01 22.60 21.98 21.99 56.6M
General Electric GE 28.70 28.96 28.29 28.29 54.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 30.71 31.24 30.01 30.27 48.1M
AT&T Inc. T 30.85 31.68 30.77 30.81 42.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 81.82 82.55 80.19 80.43 40.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 40.63 41.96 40.30 40.63 37.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21.06 21.90 20.98 21.53 37.3M
Visa V 76.22 78.15 71.49 73.06 37.2M
Comcast CMCSA 20.04 21.14 20.03 20.62 32M
Altria MO 21.13 21.47 20.10 20.35 26.8M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30.55 30.87 30.13 30.35 25.6M
Apple AAPL 157.70 162.20 156.98 158.95 22.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 34.07 34.92 33.95 34.04 21.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 58.07 59.37 57.91 58.62 18.6M
Home Depot HD 23.58 24.55 23.49 23.83 18.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21.49 21.65 21.00 21.12 18.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 84.04 84.04 81.43 81.62 18.1M
Merck MRK 32.88 33.81 32.80 32.90 17.6M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 27.12 28.97 27.12 28.08 17.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 56.59 57.67 56.12 56.34 16.8M
Chevron CVX 86.16 86.99 84.21 84.56 15.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 44.85 45.39 44.51 44.80 14.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 66.02 66.44 65.25 65.48 14M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 67.80 69.05 67.79 68.47 13.8M
Pfizer PFE 18.80 19.09 18.61 18.67 12.7M
Amgen AMGN 61.93 63.47 61.84 62.63 12.3M
Schlumberger SLB 100.69 103.00 100.14 101.60 11.8M
Coca-Cola KO 51.50 51.85 51.22 51.50 10.6M
Boeing BA 63.00 63.00 61.01 61.11 10.6M
Gilead Sciences GILD 53.71 55.23 53.24 53.98 8.35M
Pepsico PEP 66.80 67.43 66.42 66.56 7.32M
McDonald's MCD 60.20 60.98 59.69 59.79 6.96M
United Technologies UTX 65.80 66.05 63.95 63.98 6.84M
International Business Machines IBM 128.10 129.50 127.74 127.98 5.86M
Alphabet GOOGL 475.96 480.89 471.44 473.75 5.72M
Amazon AMZN 76.75 78.17 76.10 76.34 5.3M
Union Pacific UNP 82.30 84.25 82.20 82.44 4.44M
3M MMM 70.84 71.25 70.29 70.39 4.25M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3793.00 3880.00 3740.00 3829.00 24.5K
Exchange Rates of July 31, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 107.830 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.023 CAD 1 CAD = 0.977 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.047 CHF 1 CHF = 0.955 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.839 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 168.190 JPY 1 JPY = 0.006 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.786 GBP 1 GBP = 1.272 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.656 AUD 1 AUD = 0.604 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.596 CAD 1 CAD = 0.627 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.634 CHF 1 CHF = 0.612 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.467 GBP 1 GBP = 2.140 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.984 AUD 1 AUD = 1.016 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.948 CAD 1 CAD = 1.055 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.971 CHF 1 CHF = 1.030 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.107 AUD 1 AUD = 0.475 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.029 CAD 1 CAD = 0.493 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.077 CHF 1 CHF = 0.482 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.963 CAD 1 CAD = 1.039 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.986 CHF 1 CHF = 1.015 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.023 CHF 1 CHF = 0.977 CAD

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