Wal-Mart Launches Tablet Trade-In Deal and 2 Other Dow Movers to Watch

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT): Current price $76.07

On Wednesday, the retailing behemoth announced that customers may now trade in their old tablets for new ones at any of its 3,600 stores spanning the United States, receiving as much as $300 for their current device, depending on the model. After that, the credit can be used towards the purchase of a new product. It was also announced that Wal-Mart will begin carrying the new iPad Air on November 1, which it will sell at $479.

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Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX): Current price $120.37

Chevron reported Wednesday that its Australian subsidiary has purchased exploration interests in two offshore blocks lying in the Bight Basin, which is a deepwater frontier area. Blocks S12-2 and S12-3, which span over 8 million acres, are located about 275 miles west of Port Lincoln off the South Australia coast. Chevron Australia is the operator, holding a 100-percent interest.

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International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM): Current price $175.85

IBM scientists are working jointly with pathologists at the University Hospital Zurich in order to test a novel prototype tool to accurately diagnose different types of cancer. The project is based on a tech that was developed by IBM scientists called a microfluidic probe, which somewhat resembles the nib of a fountain pen.

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