A Good Year On Wall Street

— NPR's Jim Zarroli reports from New York on the strong close to a stellar year on Wall Street. With one day of trading left, overall stock prices have risen by more than 20 percent, as measured by both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ Composite. But the market has been volatile, and concerns persist that a downward correction is bound to occur. Stock analysts point to the financial problems in Asia and questions about corporate profitability among American companies.



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