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A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange wears a hat embroidered with 15,000 at the end of the trading day on May 7, 2013 in New York City. - 

The new normal for the Dow Industrial average seems to be hovering around15,000 points. U.S. markets were down slightly this morning but still trading above the 15,000 mark.

Susan Schmidt, managing director of U.S. equities at Mesirow Financial, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio with the latest.

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