Dow jumps 69 points on gains for Apple Inc., Merck shares

Shares of Apple Inc. and Merck are posting positive growth Tuesday morning, propelling the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, +1.08% and Merck MRK, +1.47% are contributing to the index’s intraday rally, as the Dow DJIA, +0.93% was most recently trading 69 points higher (0.3%). Apple Inc.’s shares are up $3.31 (1.6%) while those of Merck have climbed $1.16 (1.4%), combining for an approximately 30-point bump for the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the gain are Procter & Gamble PG, +0.25%, Dow Inc. DOW, +0.28%, and Johnson & Johnson JNJ, +0.71%. A $1 move in any of the Dow’s 30 components equates to a 6.78-point swing.

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