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It also brought hundreds of new state laws Monday. The new year brought more than just new resolutions. Here are a few notables — from marijuana legalization to house calls from hair cutters.
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But slow wage growth could hurt. Most are predicting continued job growth, rising stock prices and healthy profits.
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