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Shares of Microsoft and Procter & Gamble are posting strong returns Tuesday afternoon, propelling the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. The Dow is trading 11 points higher (0.0%), as shares of Microsoft and Procter & Gamble are contributing to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally. Microsoft’s shares have gained $4.52 (1.9%) while those of Procter & Gamble have gained $2.15 (1.7%), combining for an approximately 44-point boost for the Dow. Verizon Communications Inc. Home Depot and Nike are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the Dow results in a 6.58-point swing.

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