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US stocks ring in 2018 with gains


(NEW YORK) — U.S. stocks kicked off 2018 in the green.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 104.79 (+0.42 percent), finishing the session at 24,824.01.

The Nasdaq jumped 103.51 (+1.50 percent) to close at 7,006.90, while the S&P 500 finished trading at 2,695.79, up 22.18 (+0.83 percent) for the day.

Crude oil prices were little changed at about $60 per barrel.

Winners and Losers:
  General Electric’s stock price slumped about 45 percent in 2017, but on Tuesday shares were up 3.04 percent.

FAANG stocks all posted gains; Facebook +2.81 percent, Apple +1.79 percent, Amazon +1.67 percent, Netflix +4.75 percent, and Google-parent Alphabet +1.88 percent.

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