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  • Stock market caps best year of century

    The stock market put in a stellar performance in 2013, with major indexes soaring to all-time highs and posting gains of nearly 30 percent — the best since the 1990s. Investors are betting that a detente in Washington's fiscal wars will allow the U.S. economy to pick up some steam in 2014.

  • Forklift driver Clyde Boyce takes inventory in the warehouse at a Michelin tire manufacturing plant in Greenville, S.C., on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

    U.S. economy chugging, as rivals face recession

    Even with ho-hum growth, the U.S. is starting to look like an outperformer in a world where Britain and the rest of Europe are in a double-dip recession, Japan is falling into what may be a triple-dip downturn, and some formerly robust emerging markets recently have slowed to a near-standstill.

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