Dow Jones

1:19am

Wed September 18, 2013
Sweetness And Light

More Than Average: Dow Jones Adds The 'Swoosh'

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 2:01 pm

Don Ryan AP

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.

The Dow Jones, of course, has always preferred very serious corporations –– your banks, your automotives, your insurers. OK, the movies were allowed in 1932 with the inclusion of Loews, and Walt Disney was brought onboard in 1991, but sports was never considered substantial enough for an industrial average until now, when Nike has been ordained.

Yes, Dow Jones has the swoosh.

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8:31am

Tue September 10, 2013
Business

Alcoa's Out & Nike's In As Dow Industrials Gets A Facelift

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 9:36 am

The Nike "swoosh" on a store in Orlando, Fla.
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There aren't many better signs of how much the U.S. economy has changed in recent decades or how some companies are faring than this news:

Alcoa, Hewlett-Packard and Bank of America are being dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average in favor of Nike, Visa and Goldman Sachs.

The changes take effect when trading opens on Sept. 23.

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11:52am

Thu July 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Bernanke's Comments Lift Stocks To Record Highs

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 3:29 pm

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 Dow Jones Industrial Average, which rose nearly 170 points to a record 15,460.92.

Update at 5 p.m. ET: We've updated some figures in this post to reflect the markets' closing.

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4:08am

Wed May 8, 2013
Business

Dow Jones Average Makes History, Closes Above 15,000

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 9:43 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

NPR's business news begins with the Dow flying high.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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2:24pm

Tue May 7, 2013
The Two-Way

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.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

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