Dow Inc., Travelers share losses lead Dow's nearly 250-point fall

Behind declines for shares of Dow Inc. and Travelers, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is declining Monday morning. The Dow
DJIA,
-0.89%

was most recently trading 241 points lower (-0.7%), as shares of Dow Inc.
DOW,
-2.41%

and Travelers
TRV,
-1.46%

are contributing to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday decline. Dow Inc.’s shares are down $1.59, or 2.9%, while those of Travelers are off $3.38, or 2.0%, combining for a roughly 33-point drag on the Dow. American Express
AXP,
-1.73%
,
3M
MMM,
-2.32%
,
and Merck
MRK,
-1.56%

are also contributing significantly to the decline. A $1 move in any of the Dow’s 30 components equates to a 6.59-point swing.

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