LONDON — As the U.S. market reopened after the Independence Day holiday, better-than-forecast employment data for June from the U.S. Labor Department boosted optimism on Wall Street and drove the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.5 percent to 15,064, while the S&P 500 Retailing Industry Group managed to add 0.5 percent to 1,624.02 at 12.30 p.m. EST.
Among fashion, retail and beauty stocks, Revlon led the gainers, advancing 6.3 percent to $24.59, followed by Bon Ton Stores, up 5.2 percent to $19.59. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. rose 3 percent to $48.97.
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