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Apple Inc , the largest U.S. company by market value, will join the Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 18, replacing AT&T Inc , S&P Dow Jones Indices said on Friday. With a market capitalization of about $736 billion, Apple is the largest publicly traded company in the world. AT&T, by contrast, has a market value of $176.5 billion. The iPhone and iPad maker had been notable by its absence in the 30-stock average, and it had been excluded because its stock price was too high for the price-weighted index.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African woman who allegedly kidnapped a baby from a hospital and raised her for 17 years was released on bail Friday in a sensational case in which authorities are struggling to protect the privacy of a girl who apparently had no idea of what had happened.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist and former escort service madam has offered a mix of fawning, fiery and flirtatious testimony at her trial in the death of a young London dancer who received illegal buttocks injections.