Dow's 150-point jump highlighted by gains in American Express, Home Depot stocks

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DOW UPDATE

Buoyed by positive momentum for shares of American Express and Home Depot, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Tuesday morning. Shares of American Express and Home Depot have contributed to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally, as the Dow is trading 152 points (0.5%) higher. American Express’s shares are up $3.67 (2.3%) while those of Home Depot have climbed $3.66 (1.1%), combining for a roughly 48-point boost for the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the gain are UnitedHealth McDonald’s and Amgen Inc. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the benchmark results in a 6.58-point swing.

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