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Dow Jones Industrial Average
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DJI, also called the DJIA, Dow 30, or informally The Dow Jones or The Dow) is one of the stock market indices created by the nineteenth century Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow.
It used to be that most of the companies were in heavy industries, such as steel, oil, autos, and appliances, but it now has companies from many different industries. The most recent companies to join the index are from the technology industry.
Since March 18, 2015, these are the companies that currently make up the Dow Jones:
For a list of companies that have once been a part on the Dow Jones but are no longer part of it today, see this list.