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MARKET ROUNDUP : Stocks finish worst year since 2008

Jan 01, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Wall Street closed out a dismal, turbulent year for stocks on a bright note Monday, but the market still finished 2018 with its worst showing in a decade.

After setting a series of records through the late summer and early fall, major U.S. indexes fell sharply starting in October and ended the year in the red.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index, the market's main benchmark, finished the year with a loss of 6.2%. The last time the index fell for the year was in 2008 during the financial ...