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General Electric loses century-old spot in Dow Jones Industrial Average

A decade and a half ago GE was the world's most valuable public company

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General Electric Co has lost its spot in the Dow Jones Industrial Average after over a century in the blue-chip stock index, a new blow to a company that once towered over the American business landscape but is now struggling to retain its standing as an industrial powerhouse. S&P Dow Jones Indices said on Tuesday that GE, an original member of the Dow when it was formed by Charles Dow in 1896 and a continuous member since 1907, will be replaced in the 30-component stock average by drug store chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc prior to the start of trading on June 26. GE's stock ...

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First Published: Wed, June 20 2018. 08:13 IST
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