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Apple Inc. finally joins ranks of the Dow's elite 30 stocks
Apple Inc. finally joins ranks of the Dow's elite 30 stocks

Apple Inc., the world's most valuable company, finally will take its place as a member of the elite 30 stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average, starting after trading closes March 18. The Cupertino, Calif., powerhouse will replace telecommunications firm AT&T Inc. on the roster, S&P Dow Jones Indices said Friday. The rise of Apple to the 119-year-old Dow index, whose components change only infrequently, was perhaps as inevitable as such a selection can be. After a breathtaking rise since the mid-2000s, Apple has established itself as perhaps the country's most prominent corporation of any kind, a perception cemented by its becoming the most valuable public company ever...

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