Merck, Salesforce Inc. share losses contribute to Dow's 100-point drop

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Behind losses for shares of Merck and Salesforce Inc., the Dow Jones Industrial Average is falling Thursday morning. The Dow DJIA, +0.97% was most recently trading 104 points, or 0.3%, lower, as shares of Merck MRK, -0.67% and Salesforce Inc. CRM, +1.51% are contributing to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday decline. Merck’s shares have dropped $3.00, or 3.3%, while those of Salesforce Inc. have declined $4.02 (2.2%), combining for a roughly 46-point drag on the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the decline are Amgen Inc. AMGN, -0.91%, Travelers TRV, +1.90%, and Home Depot HD, +0.44%. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the Dow equates to a 6.59-point swing.