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Why Amazon is replacing Walgreens Boots Alliance on the Dow Jones

Feb 21, 2024
A Dow Jones committee considers company growth and investor interest when deciding which stocks to include in the index.
Adding Amazon to the Dow will give investors more exposure to consumer retail.
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What's a stock split, anyway?

Feb 11, 2022
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, plans a 20-1 stock split. Similar moves have become rare, and some experts question their usefulness.
“There’s a variety of exclusive agreements for Google to be the default search engine, and that has foreclosed competitors from offering their products instead,” says attorney Charlotte Slaiman.
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Alcoa splits itself in two

Sep 28, 2015
The move could make its stock more appealing to commodity-averse investors.