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

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Buoyed by strong returns for shares of Microsoft and Boeing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Wednesday morning. The Dow DJIA, -0.45% is trading 148 points, or 0.5%, higher, as shares of Microsoft MSFT, +0.07% and Boeing BA, +0.03% 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, -1.62%, Apple Inc. AAPL, -0.81%, and Visa V, -1.09% 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.