Dow's 190-point climb highlighted by gains for shares of Merck, Johnson & Johnson

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Powered by strong returns for shares of Merck and Johnson & Johnson, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Monday afternoon. The Dow is trading 190 points (0.6%) higher, as shares of Merck and Johnson & Johnson are contributing to the index’s intraday rally. Merck’s shares have climbed $3.68 (3.8%) while those of Johnson & Johnson have gained $3.81 (2.3%), combining for an approximately 49-point bump for the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the gain are IBM Travelers and Visa A $1 move in any of the benchmark’s 30 components results in a 6.59-point swing.

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