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Retail rockets as Target boosts outlook

Stocks (^DJI^GSPC^IXIC) are up slightly at the midday mark, with the retail sector (XLT) surging higher, while health care (XLV) and utilities (XLU) are the most in the red. Alan Valdes, director of floor operations at Silverbear, joins us live from the New York Stock Exchange. To discuss the other big stories of the day, Alexis Christoforous is joined by Yahoo Finance’s Rick Newman, Nicole Sinclair, Brittany Jones-Cooper, and Cliff Johnson, co-founder of Vacasa.

Today, on Midday Movers we discuss:

  • Trumponomics Report Card ticks up
  • Fed Chair Yellen: Day 2 on the Hill
  • Retail sector surges
  • Vacasa: “Amazon” of the vacation rental market
  • United launches ‘humane’ passenger bumping program
  • Young men ditching the workforce for video games
  • Fertility App gap: Android vs. iPhone users