NEW YORK — The barometer of America’s stock market — the Dow Jones industrial average — is getting a makeover.
Earlier this week, Dow said Alcoa, Bank of America, and Hewlett-Packard will be dropped from the index of America’s 30 top companies and replaced by Goldman Sachs, Nike, and Visa.
It’s the index’s biggest change in almost a decade.
The changes will take effect Sept. 23. The Dow said the switch is being made because of the falling stock prices of the removed companies and a need to more accurately represent the economy. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.