dow jones

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Dow Jones
short for Dow Jones Industrial Average, first published 1884 by Charles Henry Dow (d.1902) and Edward D. Jones (d.1920), later publishers of "The Wall Street Journal."
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dow jones

noun
an indicator of stock market prices; based on the share values of 30 blue-chip stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange; "the Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most widely cited indicator of how the stock market is doing" 
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