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The Dow Jones today trades at $32,249, gaining 0.19%. The Dow has lost almost 1% in the last five days.

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UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH)

UnitedHealth Group is the parent company of several major medical and specialty insurance companies and multiple medical practices, hospitals, and other care-related enterprises. The company also operates several multistate health care chains and several venture capital-affiliated businesses.

UnitedHealth Group has operations in more than 40 countries and territories. The company’s primary focus is on the United States, but it also operates internationally in many other countries and regions. In addition to its managed care subsidiary, UnitedHealth Group has significant operations in different fields of healthcare and insurance as well. The company is the largest managed care organization globally, and it is the largest health insurer in the United States.

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Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS)

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of the American multinational investment bank and financial services company Goldman Sachs. Founded on September 23, 1869, by Marcus Goldman in Manhattan as Goldman, Sachs & Co., the company has remained rooted in New York City.

In terms of global assets (as of December 31, 2013), it is the fourth-largest bank globally by total assets and the sixth-largest bank in the world by total equity. In addition, with a record-breaking 2013 annual revenue of $23.064 billion, it is the second-largest U.S. bank by market capitalization after Wells Fargo.
In terms of global equity capitalization, it is the third-largest equity bank globally and the seventh-largest company in the world by market capitalization.

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Home Depot (NYSE:HD)

The Home Depot was founded by Arthur Vining Keen in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1972. The company operates 2,886 locations in 49 countries as of December 2021. It is currently headquartered in Atlanta and conducts its primary operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It also has operations in more than 50 other countries through a subsidiary known as The Home Depot Canada. In addition to its retail store network, Home Depot operates a network of community retail agents known as HD Supply, independent contractors who can sell its products and services.

The company operates its business through three segments: U.S. & Canada Stores and Services, International Stores and Services, and HD Supply.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft is an American multinational technology and software company with headquarters in Redmond and offices in over 100 countries. It develops or offers cloud computing services, computer software, and online services for users to access its software products via the internet. It also produces pet supplies, Windows operating system, Microsoft Office Suite, and Xbox video game consoles.

It is the world’s largest software maker, with more than 318 million active user accounts in June 2021. As of 2022, it is the fifth most valuable company by market capitalization, the largest company in town, and the largest technology company by revenue.

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Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN)

Amgen is the world’s largest independent biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering innovative drugs and therapies that meet the needs of patients with severe medical conditions. The company also strives to advance science through research and education, leading to changes in the understanding and care of diseases.

With headquarters in Seattle and offices in Boston, London and Zurich, Amgen is globally anchored in the company’s unswerving goal to deliver better health care rooted in people, place, and time.
Anders Hald and the rest of the team at Amgen are always looking for great software solutions to help them build their business. They recently had the chance to collaborate and test the solutions of other software professionals from other companies.

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McDonald's (NASDAQ:AMGN)

McDonald’s is an American multinational fast food corporation founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California, United States. McDonald’s produces hamburgers, chicken products, french fries, soft drinks, breakfast items, desserts, and snacks. McDonald’s is known for its quick-service food and strict standards. It is also one of the world’s largest ASAT franchisees operating over 20,000 restaurants across more than 100 countries.

It has since become the world’s second-largest foodservice provider after Yum! Brands the parent company of Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut. McDonald’s is known for its fast quality service. The company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (MCD) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (MCG).

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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)

Caterpillar is a leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment and construction machinery, industrial equipment and diesel engines, power generation equipment and energy solutions, earth-moving equipment, and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also offers finance, leasing, maintenance services, and agricultural and retail services.

Caterpillar has about 90,000 employees and sells its products and services to customers in more than 180 countries. In the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016, the company reported sales of $22.4 billion. Caterpillar’s headquarters are in Peoria, Illinois, with additional offices in London, Ontario, and Singapore.
Caterpillar stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (CAT) and is included in the S&P 500 stock index.

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Visa (NYSE:V)

Visa is a global financial services company that connects consumers and businesses. Visa is not a bank and does not create deposits.
Visa is a network that connects banks, credit card companies, automated kiosks, merchants, etc. It is not the entity you swipe your card to make a purchase; it is the intermediary between you and banks.

To understand Visa, you have to understand their network. Visa is a network of banks that help you make payments and transfer money. Each bank in their network is referred to as a ‘local’ bank.
The Local Bank will know precisely where you are and what you are doing. This makes it easier for you to access your money, at home or abroad. In addition, a single bank will typically have branches in different parts of the country and will therefore have access to a variety of potential customers within the local area.

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Honeywell (NASDAQ:HON)

Honeywell specializes in home and security products, with headquarters in the United States and operations in more than 120 countries. It is the world’s largest producer of heating and cooling products and services and a leading provider of controls and environmental solutions.
The company offers a wide range of products to help maintain a comfortable home environment.

Honeywell is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Its shares have been listed on the NYSE since 1983. The company operates in four business segments: Heating, Refrigeration, Automation, and Ventilation (HVAC); Safety and Security; and Controls and Automation.

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Salesforce (NYSE:CRM)

Salesforce.com is an American cloud-based software company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It is one of the world’s largest CRM providers, with about 20 percent of the total software market as of 2021. It has over 260,000 employees and operates in 100 countries. The company was founded in 1999 and is owned by the holding company, Salesforce.com, Inc.

Salesforce helps companies capture and manage data on customers and prospective buyers and automate the sales process. The company’s products enable them to assign leads, schedule appointments, and manage contact information, among other things. Salesforce is one of the largest companies in the world, with a valuation of almost $100 billion.

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Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV)

The Travelers Companies, Inc., commonly known as Travelers, is an American insurance company. It is the second-largest writer of U.S. commercial property-casualty insurance, and the sixth-largest writer ers of personal lines insurance. It has operations in Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America, through its subsidiary Travelers Caribbean Insurance Company, or TCIC. It is also the largest investor in the Property Casualty Insurers of America, or PCIA, an independent organization representing property-casualty insurers’ interests.

The company was founded in 1869 and is based in Hartford, Connecticut, where it counts more than 250,000 employees and is America’s second-largest property and casualty insurer.

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Boeing (NYSE:BA)

The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, telecommunications equipment, and missiles worldwide. The company also leases aircraft, satellite systems, and services under Flexible Leasing and Co-Management leasing subsidiary.

The company has six business segments: Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Defense, Space and Security, Boeing Capital, General Aviation, and Machinists Union. The Machinists Union division of the company unionizes its staff and works alongside other unions in the Aircraft division.

As of 202115, Boeing has a capitalization value of about US$ 240 billion, making it the 26th-largest company in the world by this metric. In 2021, Boeing made an operating profit of $9.5 billion.

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American Express (NYSE:AXP)

The American Express Company is one of the world’s leading financial services providers, with operations in more than 160 countries. The company’s portfolio of businesses supports its strategy to grow its core card business, including credit cards, charge cards, prepaid cards, and installment loans. In addition, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the company also provides other financial services, such as travel insurance and financial advice.

American Express operates in two segments: U.S. Card and Other. The U.S. Card segment includes:

  • American Express credit cards.
  • Charge cards and local cards.
  • The company’s prepaid card business.

The Other segment includes the company’s international card operations, lending and leasing businesses, financial services, and miscellaneous subsidiaries and affiliates.

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Chevron (NYSE:CVX)

Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational personal care company founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee, United States. It is the world’s largest maker of over-the-counter drugs and health care products. It is also the world’s second-largest maker of pharmaceutical drugs. With sales of $74.5 billion in 2013, it is the sixth-largest publicly traded company according to the stock market capitalization in the United States.

The company operates in three segments: Medical, Consumer, and Performance Materials. Its performance materials segment sells materials used in various industries, such as automotive and construction. Johnson & Johnson is also involved in researching and developing non-prescription drugs and medical devices.

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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational personal care company founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee, United States. It is the world’s largest maker of over-the-counter drugs and health care products. It is also the world’s second-largest maker of pharmaceutical drugs. With sales of $74.5 billion in 2013, it is the sixth-largest publicly traded company according to the stock market capitalization in the United States.

The company operates in three segments: Medical, Consumer, and Performance Materials. Its performance materials segment sells materials used in various industries, such as automotive and construction. Johnson & Johnson is also involved in researching and developing non-prescription drugs and medical devices.

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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple is an American multinational technology company specializing in consumer electronics, software, and online services. Its hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, and the iPod music player.

Apple is the world’s largest producer of smartphones and tablets, a leading producer of computers and laptops, and a producer of electric vehicles. It is also the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunication and cable equipment and a provider of online personal and business services. The company has its headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Apple’s fast-growing business has brought it into contact with many other companies in the technology and telecommunications industries.

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Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG)

Procter & Gamble operates as a single business segment in more than 200 countries. It is headquartered in the United States, and the company is an integrated supplier of products, services, and technologies to customers in more than 200 countries. The company operates in three business segments: Beauty, Personal Care, and Home Care. It has operations in about 180 countries. In addition, it is the world’s largest supplier of disposable diapers and operates in more than 180 countries.

It is the world’s second-largest supplier of liquid soap and operates in more than 170 countries. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of household cleaning supplies and operates in more than 170 countries.

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Walmart (NYSE:WMT)

Walmart is the world’s largest retailer and the largest private employer in the United States. As of January 2021, it operates more than 11,000 stores in over 200 countries. Sam Walton founded the company in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States, as a general store.

Walmart is the supplier of goods to its hyperlocal suppliers who sell the goods in its stores under “e-commerce” and “online shopping.” In addition, as of June 2021, it operates the Walmart Express program, which offers same-day delivery service to more than 80% of its US locations.

Walmart is the largest supplier of goods to online retailers such as Amazon.com and Sam’s Club.

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3M (NYSE:MMM)

The 3M Company is an American multinational technology and services corporation headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, with global headquarters in London. The company provides products and services to help customers succeed in the markets in which they operate. 3M’s products and services are organized into five business segments: Personal Care, Electronics, Business Services, Health Care, and Other.

The company’s net sales for the fiscal year 2021 were $13.8 billion. The 3M Company traced its history to 1901, when it began as the St. Paul Tape Company. In 1902, the company introduced a brand new type of tape that changed how the world worked.

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Nike (NYSE:NKE)

Nike is one of the world’s largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel and a leading manufacturer of sports equipment, accessories, and service solutions. Founded in 1964 and incorporated in 1964, the company is based in Beaverton, Oregon. Nike markets its products in more than 130 countries and has a global workforce of almost 320,000 people. Nike’s primary focus is on sports, and it is best known for its athletic shoes and apparel and its equipment such as training shoes, sports drinks, and sports nutrition supplements.

The company also sells accessories such as socks, hoodies, tracksuits, handbags, and watches. As of June 30, 2021, the company’s market capitalization was $78.45 billion.

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Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)

The Walt Disney Company is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. It is the world’s largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue. It was founded on October 16, 1923 – by brothers Walt and Roy Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio – and incorporated in 1934.

Disney is the world’s largest producer of cable television shows, films, and videos. Its subsidiary studios and production units are engaged in producing films and series for cable and broadcast television; the development of new entertainment genres; direct-to-home-video releases; home video sales; stage productions; and video game licensing.

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IBM (NYSE:IBM)

IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software and offers cloud-based services for cyber-security, desktop applications, and server operating systems. IBM generated $94 billion in sales in 2018 from offerings such as IBM software, IBM hardware, and IBM services, including cloud-based offerings.

In addition to Armonk, IBM operates several other facilities in the United States, India, Germany, Singapore, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
IBM has spent over a century innovating and advancing Healthcare IT. The IBM Watson Health platform continues IBM’s long-standing history of partnering with and advancing the healthcare industry. The Watson Health System is IBM’s newest platform designed to help partners, healthcare providers, and patients tackle some of the world’s biggest health problems.

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Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK)

Merck & Co. is the American subsidiary of Merck KGaA, a global company operating in health care, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals. It is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey, and operates as a healthcare, pharmaceutical, and chemicals company specializing in vaccines and animal health. In addition, the company offers a wide range of generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications, animal health products, and other specialty products. Merck & Co. was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 1874.

From the beginning, Merck has been committed to meeting the needs of the people it serves and improving their lives quality. The company is named for the Merck family, which set up Merck Group in Germany in 1668.

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Dow Inc. (NYSE:DOW)

Dow Inc. was formerly known as Dow Chemical Company and before that as DuPont Company. It is headquartered in Midland, Michigan, and is a subsidiary of the ChemChina group. It is the world’s fifth-largest chemical company in the United States, and it operates as a subsidiary of ChemChina. Its products are sold in over 160 countries and generate annual sales of over $55 billion. The company is headquartered in Midland, Michigan, with additional locations in Crepe Myrtle and Midland, Ontario, and a global production headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The company was founded in 1863 as the Asa Griggs Killilea Chemical Syndicate and was incorporated in 1863 as the Asa Griggs Killilea Chemical Company.

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Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO)

The Coca-Cola Company is a beverage company that manufactures nonalcoholic sparkling beverage concentrates and syrup for its bottling partners. The company is also the world’s largest manufacturer of carbonated soft drinks, the second-largest supplier of nonalcoholic ready-to-drink tea, and a top-10 producer of fruit juices and juice drinks.

The company was incorporated on January 29, 1888, and as the first bottler of Coca-Cola in the United States, it began selling the beverage in its syrup form in 1894. In 1919, the company was renamed The Coca-Cola Company to reflect its business expansion and highlight the coca leaf’s central role in its operations.

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Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)

Verizon Communications is an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate that operates as a telecommunication services company and is an umbrella company under Verizon Business. It is the parent company of Verizon Wireless, one of the largest mobile network operators in the United States. Verizon Communications has headquartered in New York City and the suburbs of New York City, Boston, New York, and Stamford.

The company is headquartered in the Flatiron District of New York City. It is one of the largest mobile communications companies in the United States. It operates in the North American telecommunication market, with its headquarters in Manhattan’s New York City borough.

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CISCO (NASDAQ:CSCO)

Cisco is one of the largest vendors in the networking industry with products for enterprise, branch, small and medium businesses, and service providers. Cisco offers a wide range of products from network hardware to software, service providers, Internet of Things, and enterprise collaboration solutions.
With over 100,000 employees and operations in over 200 countries, Cisco is a fast-growing, tech-driven networking industry leader.

Cisco provides innovative solutions and services to enable people, businesses, and governments to connect with eBusinesses and eSocieties. It is a part of the Digital Age and has transformed itself with the changing technology market and has become a global company with a presence in all four corners of the earth.

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Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

Intel is one of the world’s leading semiconductor suppliers. As of 2018, Intel operates as a global leader in computing Moore’s law specifications and continues to target greater efficiency and compactness. Intel is the world’s largest semiconductor capitalization company and the world’s largest producer of programmable chips. Robert Noyce and Andrew Grove founded the company in 1968 as Fairchild Semiconductor. It was a venture capital-backed independent semiconductor manufacturer until the end of 2007.

The company manufactures computer and server motherboard chipsets, embedded processors, graphics processors, mobile devices, and artificial intelligence (AI) microprocessors. Intel’s products are used to make computers, laptops, tablets, phones, digital cameras, game consoles, embedded systems, and devices.

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Walgreens (NASDAQ:WBA)

Walgreens is the second-largest pharmacy retailer in the United States, as of Q1 2022, with a market capitalization of $63 billion. Walgreens’ stores carry various products, including pharmaceuticals, beauty supplies, health food, and snacks. All Walgreens stores also sell digital health records and home monitoring equipment.

Walgreens operates as a chain of drugstores that sell over 80 brands of prescription, over-the-counter, and beauty products. In addition, the company offers pharmacy services, such as fill prescriptions, mail-order prescription drugs, and medical consultations by a pharmacist. Walgreens also operates over 8,000 clinics in the U.S. and holds a minority stake in Alliance Healthcare.

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