The Dow hit a record high! So what?

May 17, 2024
The Dow hit 40,000, which doesn't necessarily mean the economy is doing well. But it can speak to how certain people think and feel about the economy.
Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average touched 40,000 for the first time.
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What's behind the stock market's strong third quarter?

The S&P 500 gained 8.5%, the Dow is up 7.5% and the Nasdaq is up 11% for the quarter.
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Manic Monday, sell-off style

Apr 3, 2018
Monday the markets weathered a broad sell-off with tech stock jitters and trade war talk fueling investors’ anxieties. What’s behind this slide? Is it all about tech companies and trade? Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Should you be worried about big dips in the stock market?

Feb 9, 2018
We gathered experts to answer this and more of your questions about the week's roller-coaster ride.
 A trader wearing a 'Dow 20,000' hat works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), December 20, 2016 in New York City.
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Is it enough for companies to make stuff these days?

Dec 9, 2015
Dow Chemical and DuPont may merge over 300 years of manufacturing history.

For public good, not for profit.

Why Apple is replacing AT&T in the Dow

Mar 6, 2015
The move was apparently a no-brainer.

Dow changes raise questions about relevance

Sep 10, 2013
There’s a shakeup in the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average. How much will this affect the average investor?