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The S&P 500 was up 0.8% in midday trading to 2,066.81.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.7% to 17,614.82

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The Nasdaq was up 1% to 5,035.18.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was up 0.8% to 2.28%.

The price of gold was flat at $1,069.


Irvine-based Boot Barn Holdings Inc. was up 17% to $10.90 and a $288 million market cap. The western wear retailer’s share price was recovering on moderate volume after several sessions of trading declines.


Anaheim-based Willdan Group Inc. was down 5% to $8.55 and a $67 million market cap. The engineering firm had traded shares at an above-average rate by midday; its share price has dropped by 27% since it reported its quarterly results last Thursday after markets closed.