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Stocks Rise as Wall St.'s Terrible December Comes to a Close

Jan 01, 2019 - The New York Times

A turbulent year on Wall Street ended with a small gain for stocks on Monday.

The trade war, and its potential to erode corporate profits and slow the economy, has ranked high among investors' concerns this year, and any indication that tension was ratcheting higher or easing served as a catalyst for swings in stock indexes. The latest was a tweet on Saturday from President Trump in which he said ''big progress'' was being made in talks between the United States and China.

Still, ...