Salesforce Inc., Walmart share gains lead Dow's nearly 75-point jump

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Buoyed by positive growth for shares of Salesforce Inc. and Walmart, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Thursday morning. The Dow DJIA, +0.01% is trading 73 points, or 0.2%, higher, as shares of Salesforce Inc. CRM, +2.52% and Walmart WMT, +2.09% are contributing to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally. Salesforce Inc.’s shares are up $4.86 (2.9%) while those of Walmart are up $2.72 (2.3%), combining for an approximately 50-point boost for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include Nike NKE, +2.02%, Procter & Gamble PG, +1.89%, and UnitedHealth UNH, +1.95%. A $1 move in any of the Dow’s 30 components equates to a 6.59-point swing.