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Dow Has Its First Close Above 15,000 Points

The Dow Jones industrial average is punching through another milestone: its first close above 15,000. The Dow rose 87 points to 15,056 points Tuesday, a gain of 0.6 percent.

Midday Market Minute: Michael Kors Shares Jump to Lifetime High

Shares of Michael Kors, Fossil, and Avon Products all opened sharply higher on Tuesday after the companies posted encouraging quarterly results. The strong reports show that consumers are starting to warm up to the luxury goods that were hard to justify when the economy was sputtering.