Dow up 50 points on gains in shares of Microsoft, American Express

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Buoyed by strong returns for shares of Microsoft and American Express, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up Friday morning. Shares of Microsoft
MSFT,
+3.57%

and American Express
AXP,
+3.23%

have contributed to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally, as the Dow
DJIA,
+1.00%

is trading 57 points (0.2%) higher. Microsoft’s shares are up $4.37, or 1.9%, while those of American Express have gained $2.05, or 1.4%, combining for a roughly 42-point boost for the Dow. McDonald’s
MCD,
+1.90%
,
Visa
V,
+1.77%
,
and Dow
DOW,
+1.48%

are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any of the benchmark’s 30 components equates to a 6.59-point swing.


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