A strong rise in American Express and Caterpillar, the heavy equipment maker, helped pull up the Dow.
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BLUE CHIP stocks rebounded from a broad sell-off after Compaq's profits warning on Friday, with the Dow up 28 points at 10,202 at midday, back from an early 77-point loss. The Nasdaq index was off 12 points, with a ratings downgrade on Intel, the world's largest chip maker, adding to technology sector's gloom.