Wall Street's tumultuous 2018 ends with a modest rise

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Tariff disputes and rising interest rates contributed to the worst year for major US indexes in a decade

Wall Street rose modestly in relatively light trading on Monday as revelers gathered to ring in 2019, marking the end of the worst year for major US indexes in a decade.

After a strong January, Wall Street was challenged for much of 2018 by tariff disputes, rising interest rates, and fears of diminishing corporate profits.

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