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Inaugural Returns

For decades, stock markets have fallen on a president's first day in office. The results for the first year are mixed.


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Sell-Off Is Sobering Welcome From Wall Street
Article | As Washington celebrated, New York fretted. The Dow Jones industrial average yesterday fell below 8,000, shedding 4 percent, its bleakest performance on any Inauguration Day since the index was started 124 years ago. Nasdaq and the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index both plunged more than 5 pe...

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