The people who manage the blue-chip index are substituting Goldman Sachs, Nike and Visa for Alcoa, Bank of America and Hewlett-Packard.
The Dow ends up 101 points, but the major averages give up large chunks of gains seen early in the day. A big test for stocks comes with Wednesday's GDP report.
Worries about China and rising interest rates batter investors for much of the day, with the Dow falling as many as 248 points. Then the bargain hunters played their hands.
The market rebounds after testing several key supports. But stocks face big challenges with Friday's big jobs report.
The Dow closes down 217 points amid weak economic reports and worries about interest rates. Falling below 15,000 could mean more selling ahead.
The blue chips fall 76 points after 20 straight Tuesday gains. Interest-rate worries bother investors. The Tuesday streak generated 75% of the Dow's gain from early January.
Stocks ended May with gains, but rising interest rates and worries about Japan and the economy may make the month ahead a lot more volatile.
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