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The S&P 500 was up 0.4% in midday trading to 2,362.16.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.4% to 20,727.30.
The NASDAQ was up 0.4% to 5,885.58.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was up 0.1% to 2.36%.
The price of gold was up 0.4% to $1,253.
Local apparel retailers’ shares rose on positive earnings reports from category companies in clothing and chain stores.
Boot Barn Holdings Inc., also in Irvine, was up 6.7% to $9.94 and a $264 million market cap. Boot Barn runs western wear stores.
Tilly’s Inc. in Irvine was up 4.8% to $8.50 and a $244 million market cap. Tilly’s runs youth fashion apparel stores.