NewsWatch: Stocks end otherwise stellar 2017 on a down note

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U.S. stock indexes fall on Friday, putting a negative tinge to an otherwise positive year as selling accelerated in the final minutes of a thinly traded session. See full story.

Watch out, bitcoin: Ripple coins march higher, overtake Ethereum

Ripple coins are on the rise on Friday, as the cryptocurrency sector mounts a rebound on the final weekday of 2017. See full story.

This $1 million house is the first to be sold on the blockchain in the U.S.

Green Bay Packers fans will love the location, but the 1,000-square-foot property was recently assessed at just $264,000. See full story.

Biggest Dow winners and losers in 2017: Boeing soars to record levels, while GE slumps

Biggest gainer on the Dow this year is not a Silicon Valley startup, but an old-economy company with roots going back to 1916. See full story.

Biggest Nasdaq winners and losers in 2017: Chip makers, videogame publishers lead tech

Tech stocks performed better than the broad market this year, with several chip makers and videogame stocks among the top performers. See full story.

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