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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2010

In light trading, Dow dives at end of '09

Associated Press

NEW YORK The stock market closed out a remarkable 2009 with a loss as investors bet the improving economy will lead the government to pull back on its stimulus measures.

Yesterday's trading, which came on extremely light pre-holiday volume, was a fitting end to a tumultuous year, and the thin volume exaggerated the market's moves.