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May 24, 2021

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Birth of the Dow Jones Industrial Average

One hundred and twenty-five years ago Wednesday, Wall Street Journal founder and editor Charles Dow and his associate, journalist and statistician Edward Jones, launched a new way of measuring the ups and downs of the stock market. Their Dow Jones Industrial Average index would give investors – as well as newspaper readers around the country – insight into the behavior of Wall Street.

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