The market ended a brutal year on a positive note.

While Wednesday was again a low volume day, investors pushed stocks up into the close.

There was one bright spot as the Labor Department announced a strong decline in weekly unemployment claims.

Stocks leading the charge included

Bank of America

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Wells Fargo

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General Electric

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So where do we head in 2009?

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