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GE Is the Last of the Original 'Dirty Dozen' Dow Stocks: Here Are the Other 11

With GE's place in the Dow ever in question, we took a look at the other 11 companies that formed the 'dirty dozen' when the Dow Jones Industrial Average was first created in 1896.

When American journalist Charles Dow first devised the Dow Jones Industrial Average back in 1896, GE (GE) - Get General Electric Company (GE) Report was among the 12 stocks Dow chose to gauge the overall health of the market. Come 2018, though it has been removed twice in the past, GE is the last of those original components to maintain a spot on the index, which has since grown to include 30 companies.

Through M&A, consolidation or simply changing market trends, these household names of 1896 no longer hold a place in the Dow:

    American Cotton Oil Company

    American Sugar Company

    American Tobacco Company

    Chicago Gas Company

    Distilling & Cattle Feeding Company

    Laclede Gas Company

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    National Lead Company

    North American Company

    Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company

    U.S. Leather Company

    United States Rubber Company

    Is Ge on the road to joining the list?

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    Editors' Pick: Originally published on November 14, 2017.