According to a report by Barrons, Apple and Google have a strong case for joining the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which has long been seen as the most consistent indicator of economic growth. The two companies have not formally been announced, but Barrons is pointing out that companies like HP and Bank of America are likely to be dropped from the 30-company index, and will need to be replaced by some companies. Google and Apple are as good of choices as anything else, I suppose.

[Source: Reuters]