the Dow

noun

US
: the daily average of the stock prices of a group of large American companies : the Dow-Jones industrial average

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Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, falling 139 points, or 0.4, to 39,932, while the S&P 500 added 0.01%. Vinamrata Chaturvedi, Quartz, 28 May 2024 Read more about it in the Foreign Affairs archive. 1967: Student Protests Against Napalm Students at San Jose State College protest against the Dow Chemical Company and its production of napalm. Foreign Affairs, 30 Dec. 2016 They were selected from nearly 1,000 applications and through partnerships with Cal State Los Angeles, the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, the NAACP, the Dow Jones News Fund, the American Assn. Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2024 So, the Dow is up eight-fold since crossing 5,000 just over 28 years ago. Jonathan Lansner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 May 2024 As the day ended, the Dow dropped 605 points, or about 1.5%, to 39,065. Vinamrata Chaturvedi, Quartz, 23 May 2024 Apple, Intel and Microsoft are some of the newer-economy names currently in the Dow. Stan Choe, Fortune, 18 May 2024 Only three of those companies are in the Dow Jones index. Rafael Nam, NPR, 16 May 2024 So perhaps the Dow’s new milestone this week was the more significant development, since it’s less heavily weighted toward those big tech behemoths, according to Dave Mazza, chief executive officer of Roundhill Investments. Jan-Patrick Barnert, Fortune, 18 May 2024

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