The last trading day of 2006 ended on a down note, with the Dow falling 38 points. But overall this was a very good year, with the Dow gaining 16 percent - its best showing since 2003 (and breaking through the 12,000 level for the first time). Last year, the blue-chip average lost 0.61 percent. The S&P 500 was up 14 percent and the Nasdaq was up 10 percent. The markets really took off in...
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Mark Lacter covered business, the economy and more here from 2006 until his death on Nov. 13, 2013.The entire LA Biz Observed archive — more than 10,000 blog posts by Mark — remains online and available.
Mark LacterMark Lacter created the LA Biz Observed blog in 2006. He posted until the day before his death on Nov. 13, 2013.
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