Dow up 525 points on gains in Microsoft, Salesforce Inc. stocks

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Shares of Microsoft and Salesforce Inc. are seeing positive momentum Wednesday afternoon, propelling the Dow Jones Industrial Average rally. The Dow DJIA, +1.37% was most recently trading 524 points, or 1.7%, higher, as shares of Microsoft MSFT, +6.69% and Salesforce Inc. CRM, +5.77% are contributing to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally. Microsoft’s shares have gained $16.62, or 6.6%, while those of Salesforce Inc. are up $11.24, or 6.6%, combining for a roughly 184-point boost for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include Walt Disney DIS, +3.73%, Walmart WMT, +3.78%, and Apple Inc. AAPL, +3.42%. A $1 move in any of the benchmark’s 30 components results in a 6.59-point swing.