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For politics, global relations and the climate, 2017 was a year of turmoil. Partisan divisions in Washington, escalating threats from North Korea and historic natural disasters left many Americans hoping they’ll be dealt a better hand in the coming year.

But on Wall Street, everything came up aces.

Seemingly indifferent to the chaos and belying many experts’ predictions, stock markets had their best year since 2013, with the closely watched Dow Jones industrial average ending 2017 up a staggering 25 percent.

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U.S. stocks closed out their best year since 2013 on a down note, with losses in technology and financial stocks.

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Click link below for article and video:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/stock-markets-wrap-up-best-year-since-2013-as-investors-shrug-off-bad-newsthe-dow-jones-industrial-average-alone-surges-25-percent/2017/12/29/5bf67932-ecae-11e7-8a6a-80acf0774e64_story.html?utm_term=.5cc240c133d1

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