Merck, Chevron share gains lead the way, but Dow flat

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Despite strong returns for shares of Merck and Chevron, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is essentially flat Thursday morning. The Dow most recently, was trading 24 points, or 0.1%, higher, as shares of Merck and Chevron account for 5% of the blue-chip gauge’s intraday movement. Merck’s shares have risen $1.25, or 1.2%, while those of Chevron are up $1.50 (0.9%), combining for a roughly 18-point boost for the Dow. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the benchmark equates to a 6.59-point swing.

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