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Dow Jones Industrial Average: American stock market index
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Dow Jones, or simply the Dow, is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 30 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. Although it is one of the most commonly followed equity indices, many consider the Dow to be an inadequate representation of the overall U.S. stock market compared to broader market indices such as the S&P 500 Index or Russell 3000 because it only includes 30 large cap companies, is not weighted by market capitalization, and does not use a weighted arithmetic mean.


Dow, S&P pull back from record highs [Video]

Dow, S&P pull back from record highs

The S&P 500 and Dow closed lower Wednesday as mounting U.S. layoffs in the wake of new lockdowns to contain surging COVID-19 infections dampened investor risk appetite. Fred Katayama reports.

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Slack Spikes 32%, Reports Of Takeover By Salesforce [Video]

Slack Spikes 32%, Reports Of Takeover By Salesforce

Slack rocketed as much as 32% higher on Wednesday after Dow Jones reported Salesforce.com is in talks to acquire the workspace-communications company. Such a deal would likely value Slack at more than..

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Slowing labor market recovery weighs on stocks [Video]

Slowing labor market recovery weighs on stocks

The S&P 500 and the Dow retreated Wednesday as a surprise rise in weekly jobless claims added to signs the recovery of the labor market was stalling amid a surge in COVID-19 infections. Fred Katayama..

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Global stocks hit record highs [Video]

Global stocks hit record highs

Global shares reached record highs on Wednesday after the Dow Jones broke 30,000, with investors relieved at the prospect of a smooth handover of power after the U.S. presidential election and..

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Vaccines, Biden drive Dow, S&P to record highs [Video]

Vaccines, Biden drive Dow, S&P to record highs

U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday and the Dow breached the 30,000 level for the first time, as investors anticipated a 2021 economic recovery thanks to coronavirus vaccine progress and the formal..

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Dow touches 30,000 in global stock surge [Video]

Dow touches 30,000 in global stock surge

The Dow traded above 30,000 for the first time in history on Tuesday as the formal go-ahead for President-elect Joe Biden's transition to the White House ended weeks of political uncertainty and upbeat..

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Dow Jumps 210 Points On Vaccine News From AstraZeneca [Video]

Dow Jumps 210 Points On Vaccine News From AstraZeneca

On Monday, US stocks rose. AstraZeneca said its COVID-19 vaccine candidate demonstrated an average efficacy rate of 70%. This is the third COVID-19 vaccine said to have surpassed the Food and Drug..

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Wall Street rallies on vaccine trial results [Video]

Wall Street rallies on vaccine trial results

The Dow jumped more than 800 points and the S&P 500 ended higher but closed just shy of a record on Monday as investors bet that a full economic reopening was finally in sight following the first..

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Netflix Drops 9% After Vaccine News [Video]

Netflix Drops 9% After Vaccine News

On Monday, phrama giant Pfizer revealed positive COVID-19 vaccine news. The news sent shares of stay-at-home stocks like Netflix plummeting on Monday. Netflix itself fell as much as 9%, even as major..

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Stocks end mixed; Microsoft tops sales forecast [Video]

Stocks end mixed; Microsoft tops sales forecast

The Dow and S&P 500 fell on lackluster earnings, election worries and rising COVID-19 cases worldwide, but tech stocks fared better and had positive news after the close when Microsoft topped sales..

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Dow Plunges 411 Points [Video]

Dow Plunges 411 Points

Getty Images US stocks extended losses into Monday's close as a lack of stimulus progress cut into hopes for a pre-election deal. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expedited talks on Sunday, setting a 48-hour..

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Dow rises, S&P ekes out gain [Video]

Dow rises, S&P ekes out gain

The S&P 500 posted a nominal gain on Friday as further clarity regarding the timeline for the development of a coronavirus vaccine and much better-than-expected retail sales data brought buyers back to..

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Markets Take a Tumble Over Trump's Positive Coronavirus Test [Video]

Markets Take a Tumble Over Trump's Positive Coronavirus Test

Dow futures slid more than 400 points in response to the news that President Donald Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed 30,000 points for the first time in the history of the blue-chip index. Stocks pushed higher as Pennsylvania certified President-elect Joe Biden's win in that..
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke 30,000 points Tuesday as investors were encouraged by the latest progress on developing coronavirus vaccines and news the transition of power in the U.S. to..
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Trump congratulates country on historic Dow rally

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Dow rallies 470 points to record after Moderna says vaccine 94.5% effective

U.S. stocks catapulted to records Monday on news that a second COVID-19 vaccine candidate showed promise, bolstering hopes of an economic recovery.
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Dow, S&P stock markets surge on news of a potential COVID-19 vaccine, election results

Stock markets got a shot in the arm after promising news of a vaccine and election results were announced. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger explains the factors behind the market surge.
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Dow jumps more than 400 points as election rally gains steam on prospect of Biden win, split Congress

The Dow gained more than 400 points Thursday, extending this week's rally, amid the prospect of a Biden presidency and split Congress
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Dow futures drift higher as tight US election signals more gridlock in Washington

Stock futures extended their post-election gains Wednesday evening, as investors embraced the prospect of more gridlock in Washington.
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Dow jumps nearly 600 points as election hangs in balance on prospect of mixed results, split government

Dow jumps 600 points on prospect of mixed election results that would limit stimulus but also likelihood of higher taxes and more regulations
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Biden vs Trump: Dow futures fluctuate as Wall Street awaits presidential election results

Stock futures fluctuated Tuesday evening as investors awaited election results, with hotly contested states like Florida and Ohio up in the air.
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Dow rises more than 500 points on hopes election resolves stalemate over relief package

The Dow rose more than 500 points on hopes a Biden victory and Democratic Senate mean more relief for Americans hurt by economic effects of COVID-19.
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October worst month for the Dow since March as COVID-19 spread

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Dow sheds 750 points as coronavirus cases spike, stimulus talks hit impasse

The stock market rout deepened Wednesday on concerns that rising coronavirus infections will push governments to bring back businesses restrictions.
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Coronavirus updates: New Jersey's largest city sets curfew starting Tuesday; Los Angeles County reaches 300K cases; Dow drops 650 points

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Dow drops 650 points as coronavirus counts jump

Stocks careened Monday as a spike in COVID-19 cases raised concerns on Wall Street that more woes could be ahead for the still-fragile global economy.
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Trump coronavirus: Dow set to fall as president, first lady test positive for COVID-19

U.S. stocks were poised to open sharply lower Friday after President Trump said he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Stock market battered: Dow Jones down as banks suffer, economic concerns grip investors

Stocks are falling sharply in early trading on Wall Street Monday, joining a global tumble for markets as the S&P 500 sinks nearly 2%.
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Dow tumbles 800 points on tech and economy woes

Apple loses more than $100 billion in value amid reports it will delay release of new operating system.
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Exxon Mobil, Pfizer removed from Dow Jones Industrial Average; Salesforce, Honeywell added

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, a collection of stocks that provide a gauge for how the markets are performing, is replacing three of its members.
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Exxon Mobil dropped from the Dow after nearly a century

It's being replaced by enterprise software company Salesforce.com in another sign of how much the economy has changed.
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Stocks notched their best quarter in decades, as government stimulus and help from the Fed helped markets start to recover from the damage of COVID-19 at the start of the year.
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Stocks slid Friday, as investors weighed the Fed's move to temporarily suspend shareholder payouts by big banks ahead of a potential recession.
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Dow drops 730 points on COVID-19 fears  
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Dow drops 700 points as virus cases surge, IMF cuts global outlook

Stocks fell Wednesday on worries over the prospects of a quick economic recovery after the IMF projected the global recession will be worse than initially expected.
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Dow soars 700 points as May retail sales surge to record

U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday after retail sales rebounded in May, rising to a record as businesses that were battered by the coronavirus pandemic started to reopen.
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Dow drops 300 points on fears of coronavirus resurgence

Stocks dropped Monday, as a rise of coronavirus cases in the U.S. dashed investors' optimism over prospects for a global economic recovery.
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U.S. stocks rose Thursday even as data revealed a record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week following a wave of layoffs from the coronavirus pandemic.
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The coronavirus pandemic is sending the Dow and S&P 500 spiraling lower. So what are some signs that the stock market plunge could end?
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Stocks poised for plunge Monday as Dow futures drop 1,000 points despite Fed rate cut to zero

Stocks were headed for a drop after the Fed surprised markets by cutting interest rates to zero to fight the coronavirus's impact on the economy.
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Dow futures fall 1,000 points after Trump announces travel ban
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The Dow Jones officially hit bear market status and S&P 500 is almost there, as well. Here's what that means.
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EU leaders will seek a coordinated response to the coronavirus after global markets plunged on Monday and Italy sealed off much of its industrial north, where six prisoners were killed in a riot over..
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Dow plummets 1,800 points, oil prices drop as global recession concerns mount

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Dow futures slide 300 points on fears the coronavirus could be spreading to the US

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Dow slides 450 points after worst drop in 2 years

U.S. stocks slumped Tuesday as investors continued to grapple with lingering concerns over the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.
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Dow drops 277 points as investors assess global economic fallout from coronavirus outbreak

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Dow plunges 600 points as coronavirus fears cap turbulent week on Wall Street

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