Dow rallies nearly 250 points on gains in Microsoft, UnitedHealth stocks

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up Thursday morning with shares of Microsoft and UnitedHealth seeing positive gains for the price-weighted average. The Dow is trading 242 points, or 0.7%, higher, as shares of Microsoft and UnitedHealth have contributed to the index’s intraday rally. Microsoft’s shares are up $8.23, or 2.4%, while those of UnitedHealth have climbed $10.97, or 2.4%, combining for an approximately 127-point boost for the Dow. Walgreens Boots Chevron and Verizon are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any of the index’s 30 components equates to a 6.59-point swing.

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