Dow's 625-point rally highlighted by gains for shares of Caterpillar, Dow Inc.

Behind strong returns for shares of Caterpillar and Dow Inc., the Dow Jones Industrial Average is rallying Wednesday afternoon. Shares of Caterpillar CAT, +4.88% and Dow Inc. DOW, +4.48% have contributed to the blue-chip gauge's intraday rally, as the Dow DJIA, +1.89% was most recently trading 625 points, or 1.9%, higher. Caterpillar's shares are up $8.58 (4.7%) while those of Dow Inc. have risen $2.49, or 4.4%, combining for an approximately 73-point boost for the Dow. Intel INTC, +3.82%, Travelers TRV, +3.55%, and Chevron CVX, +3.20% are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the index results in a 6.59-point swing.

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