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Walgreens Boots, Caterpillar share gains contribute to Dow's 281-point climb

Buoyed by positive growth for shares of Walgreens Boots and Caterpillar, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Wednesday afternoon. Shares of Walgreens Boots
WBA,
+3.53%

and Caterpillar
CAT,
+1.57%

are contributing to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally, as the Dow
DJIA,
+0.73%

is trading 281 points (0.8%) higher. Walgreens Boots’s shares have risen $1.44 (3.0%) while those of Caterpillar are up $4.07 (2.0%), combining for an approximately 36-point boost for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include UnitedHealth
UNH,
+1.35%
,
Amgen Inc.
AMGN,
+0.93%
,
and Chevron
CVX,
+1.96%
.
A $1 move in any of the benchmark’s 30 components equates to a 6.58-point swing.