Dow Jones en More Than Average: Dow Jones Adds The 'Swoosh' After 117 years, sports has finally made it to the big time, when, starting next Tuesday, a sports company will be included in the Dow Jones averages.<p>The Dow Jones, of course, has always preferred very serious corporations –– your banks, your automotives, your insurers. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 07:19:00 +0000 Frank Deford 49732 at More Than Average: Dow Jones Adds The 'Swoosh' Alcoa's Out & Nike's In As Dow Industrials Gets A Facelift There aren't many better signs of how much the U.S. economy has changed in recent decades or how some companies are faring <a href="" target="_blank">than this news</a>:<p>Alcoa, Hewlett-Packard and Bank of America are being dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average in favor of Nike, Visa and Goldman Sachs.<p>The changes take effect when trading opens on Sept. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:31:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 49413 at Alcoa's Out & Nike's In As Dow Industrials Gets A Facelift Bernanke's Comments Lift Stocks To Record Highs Stocks surged Thursday after the chief of the Federal Reserve sent signals that the central bank wasn't in a hurry to stop helping the economy. When the markets closed, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index was at a record high. Other U.S. indexes were also up, including the <a href="">Dow Jones Industrial Average</a>, which rose nearly 170 points to a record 15,460.92.<p><strong>Update at 5 p.m. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:52:00 +0000 Chris Arnold 46948 at Dow Jones Average Makes History, Closes Above 15,000 Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>NPR's business news begins with the Dow flying high.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>INSKEEP: The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened this morning above 15,000. That's never happened before. Tuesday's record close is the latest milestone in a stock market's recovery from the financial crisis. Analysts say the Fed's efforts to keep interest rates extremely low are a key driver here. Investors have been pouring there money into stocks, because other investments, like treasury bonds and money markets, have been offering hardly any returns. Wed, 08 May 2013 10:08:00 +0000 43995 at Dow Jones Closes Above 15,000 For First Time The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 15,000 on Tuesday for the first time in its history.<p><a href=""><em>The Wall Street Journal</em> reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The Dow's push above 15000 comes as investors' confidence in the economic recovery grows. While earnings reports have been lackluster in recent weeks, a strong report on U.S. hiring last Friday helped dispel worries about a slowdown in the economic recovery like the ones the U.S. Tue, 07 May 2013 20:24:00 +0000 43973 at