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US Stocks Make Gains in 2014, Oil Plunges

U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday but closed the year out on a high note as crude oil prices continued their downward trend. On the last day of trading in 2014, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 160 points to 17,823.07, the S&P lost 21.45 points, closing at 2,058.9, and the Nasdaq dropped 41.39 points to 4,736.05. But for the year, the Dow was up about 7.5 percent, the S&P advanced more than 11 percent, with the Nasdaq climbing 13.4 percent. It was the sixth straight year of...

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