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Dow Jones Industrial Average

A stock market index founded in 1896 by Charles Dow tracking 30 companies in various industries thought to be representative of the American economy. It is a price-weighted index, meaning that stocks with higher prices per share affect the average more. It also scales its averages to account for stock splits and other changes in the companies tracked. All stocks tracked in the DJIA are traded on either the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ. It is considered the premier securities index in the United States.

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They certainly have been supercharged over the last decade,'' Tauter said, ``but I think it would be presumptuous to say that they're going to propel the Dow into the stratosphere in the future.
When the dollar strengthens against European currencies, competitive pressure from local suppliers may impact how much Dow can raise local currency prices.
Dow has also done extensive internal research on a semipermeable membrane made of syndiotactic PS for use in the chemical processing industry to filter corrosive materials from solutions.
Despite the size of the new Dow, there are so many chemical companies scattered across the globe that the merged company is unlikely to command more than 12 percent of the market for any one chemical market.
Marketing questions will be answered soon because Dow expects to begin commercial production of the first elastomer/plastomer materials next year.
It's a severe blow to the plaintiffs, who had hoped to avoid the effect of Dow Corning's bankruptcy by reaching the solvent parent companies.
Narrow as it is, the Dow industrial average is easily the most popular gauge of the U.