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After Six Years, U.S. Stocks are Back to Normal: Chaos

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What Are the Benefits of the Stronger Dollar?

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Nobody said waking up from six years of Federal Reserve-induced slumber would be easy.

In stocks, volatility is back. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, which never went more than three days without a gain in 2014, has twice fallen five straight times since January. Daily equity moves exceeding 1 percent have jumped 50 percent from last year and shares tumbled 3 percent or more over four different stretches in the first quarter.