Dow jumps nearly 100 points on gains in Merck, Johnson & Johnson stocks

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Buoyed by positive gains for shares of Merck and Johnson & Johnson, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Monday afternoon. Shares of Merck and Johnson & Johnson are contributing to the index’s intraday rally, as the Dow is trading 95 points (0.3%) higher. Merck’s shares have climbed $3.28 (3.4%) while those of Johnson & Johnson have risen $3.09, or 1.8%, combining for an approximately 42-point boost for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include IBM Amgen and Intel A $1 move in any of the index’s 30 components results in a 6.59-point swing.

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