Dow up 264 points on gains in shares of Apple Inc., Microsoft

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Shares of Apple Inc. and Microsoft are trading higher Thursday afternoon, propelling the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, +2.39% and Microsoft MSFT, +1.73% are contributing to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally, as the Dow DJIA, +0.92% was most recently trading 264 points, or 0.8%, higher. Apple Inc.’s shares are up $2.91, or 2.3%, while those of Microsoft have gained $3.92, or 1.6%, combining for a roughly 45-point boost for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include Salesforce.com Inc. CRM, +1.47%, Boeing BA, +1.69%, and Walt Disney DIS, +1.52%. A $1 move in any of the benchmark’s 30 components equates to a 6.58-point swing.