The stock market had a miserable 2018, but some companies bucked the trend to post an exceptionally good year.
Of the 505 companies in the S&P 500, only 160 managed to post a positive year in 2018. That's less than a third — not surprising when the S&P 500 is down 7%, on its way to the worst year since the Great Recession.
Still, companies from Abiomed to Zoetis and dozens of companies in between managed to post strong gains. Businesses as diverse as Macy's and McCormick were up in...
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Running a record label these days isn’t easy. There was a time when record execs ruled the musical world, serving as the chief gatekeepers of what music would ever see the light of day. Now, labels have to contend with declining CD sales, meager revenue from streaming, changing technologies and artists going completely independent. Still, some labels just seem to have a knack for discovering and developing great new artists each year.