Dow climbs nearly 150 points on gains for shares of Microsoft, Boeing

Buoyed by strong returns for shares of Microsoft and Boeing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Wednesday morning. The Dow
DJIA,
-0.42%

is trading 148 points, or 0.5%, higher, as shares of Microsoft
MSFT,
+0.65%

and Boeing
BA,
-0.84%

are contributing to the index’s intraday rally. Microsoft’s shares have risen $12.98 (5.2%) while those of Boeing have risen $5.87, or 3.8%, combining for an approximately 124-point bump for the Dow. Salesforce Inc.
CRM,
-1.06%
,
Apple Inc.
AAPL,
-0.63%
,
and Visa
V,
-0.68%

are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the Dow equates to a 6.59-point swing.

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