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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.
Ackerman also served on the Dow Corning board from 1987-91.
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We launched the Dow Jones Wilshire Global Real Estate Indexes earlier this year to meet this demand, particularly as more institutional and individual investors seek exposure to REITs and real estate operating companies outside the U.
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.
Eastern) exclusively to subscribers of Dow Jones Capital Markets Report.
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.
The UNICCO staff must coordinate with Dow personnel and other work groups within the plants in order to operate safely.
Narrow as it is, the Dow industrial average is easily the most popular gauge of the U.
The resolution of the Negative Rating Watch comes on Dow Jones' announcement of a definitive agreement for the sale of their 6 Ottaway newspapers for after-tax proceeds of $268 million.