No Respect
Barron's Online (10/08/00) Vol. 104, No. 40 p.10; Lazo, Shirley A.

It is unclear what will happen to the roster of stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average if Chase goes through with its planned acquisition of J.P. Morgan, which is one of the index's 30 components; Dow Jones reviews the whole index when mergers occur. The merged company could be kept in the lineup, as was done when component Exxon merged with Mobil, or J.P. Morgan could be replaced.

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