The history of the Dow Jones industrial average: The Dow Jones industrial average passed its intraday record high March 5. From the Great Depression to the Great Recession, here’s a look back at the storied history of the index.
The Dow Jones industrial average is one of several market indexes created by Dow Jones Co. co-founder Charles Dow (pictured). It is named after Dow and statistician Edward Jones and includes the stocks of 30 large U.S. companies.AP
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