Get Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJIA:Dow Jones Global Indexes) real-time stock quotes, news and financial information from CNBC. Studies Current Studies. Dow Jones 30 Industrial. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most well-known share index in the USA. The Dow Jones was developed by Charles Henry Dow and originally contained just 12 American companies. It was published for the first time in May 1896 and opened at a level of 40.94 points. Dow Finishes Up, Stocks Mixed as Apple Unveils iPhone 11 and Apple+ TV. Stocks finished mixed Tuesday with tech stocks leading decliners as Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 and announced that its Apple TV+ streaming service will $4.99 per month.