Dow down nearly 250 points on losses for Salesforce.com Inc., Microsoft stocks

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Dragged down by declines for shares of Salesforce.com Inc. and Microsoft, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is falling Wednesday afternoon. Shares of Salesforce.com Inc. CRM, -7.89% and Microsoft MSFT, -3.60% are contributing to the index’s intraday decline, as the Dow DJIA, -0.91% was most recently trading 243 points, or 0.7%, lower. Salesforce.com Inc.’s shares are down $19.85, or 8.0%, while those of Microsoft are off $10.17 (3.1%), combining for an approximately 198-point drag on the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the decline are Nike NKE, -2.16%, Apple Inc. AAPL, -2.31%, and Goldman Sachs GS, -2.12%. A $1 move in any of the benchmark’s 30 components equates to a 6.59-point swing.