Dow's 39-point jump highlighted by gains in Dow Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. shares

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Thursday afternoon with shares of Dow Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. delivering the strongest returns for the price-weighted average. The Dow DJIA, -0.05% is trading 39 points, or 0.1%, higher, as shares of Dow Inc. DOW, +3.97% and Verizon Communications Inc. VZ, +1.76% have contributed to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally. Dow Inc.’s shares are up $2.73, or 4.0%, while those of Verizon Communications Inc. have climbed $0.91, or 1.7%, combining for a roughly 24-point bump for the Dow. Apple Inc. AAPL, +1.27%, IBM IBM, +1.76%, and Coca-Cola KO, +1.16% are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any of the Dow’s 30 components equates to a 6.59-point swing.