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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The reshuffling of the Dow Jones Industrial Average makes a big statement about our nation, Jim Cramer said on "Mad Money" Tuesday. Cramer said that while the S&P 500 still remains the benchmark to beat on Wall Street, today's changes in the Dow reflect our changing economy and priorities. So exactly what changed? Alcoa ( AA), Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ) and Bank of America ( BAC) were all dropped from the index, replaced by Goldman Sachs ( GS), Nike ( NKE) and Visa ( V). Cramer said Alcoa remains a great company in a bad industry. Aluminum remains an important metal for everything from autos and aerospace to iPads, he noted. However, in the eyes of the Dow Jones industrials, it's the international influence of Nike's footwear that investors should be watching. As for HP, our nation and the world don't seem to care much about PCs anymore, so it's out with the old, said Cramer. Likewise with Bank of America, a symbol of financial engineering and the mortgages that almost toppled our nation's financial system. Goldman Sachs, on the other hand, doesn't have any mortgages, and Visa is more of a technology company than a financial, helping to bring the world into the digital age and away from paper money in favor of the all-mighty debit card. Cramer said he doesn't expect any of these new Dow additions to see much of a bump for their new anointed status. He said the markets continue to move on international issues, as they did again today with more positive news on the Chinese recovery.