Stocks Finish 2005 Lower

Trading was thin in the last session of the year, as a flat Treasury yield curve sparked economic worries. Profit-taking set the tone amid slow news

Stocks ended the year lower on Friday as a flat Treasury yield curve raised concerns about a weaker economy in 2006. Trading was predictably slow, with profit-taking setting the tone amid a shortage of news, says Standard & Poor's MarketScope.

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