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Updated: 01/03/2018 04:30:02PM

2017 winners and losers:

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In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, file photo, Zavian Tate, a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, pushes a large Amazon Dash button, in Birmingham, Ala. The buttons are part of the city's campaign to lure Amazon's second headquarters to Birmingham. Amazon had a very successful 2017.

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In this Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, file photo, a roofing construction contractor works on a new housing condominium project in Gloucester, Mass. Homebuilders made huge gains in 2017 as housing prices continued to rise.

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This Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, file photo shows the logo of toy chain Toys R Us in Velizy, France, near paris. In September, retailer Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

By MARLEY JAY

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NEW YORK — It was a strong year for the stock market, but 2017 was a great year if you made airplanes (think Boeing), were an online juggernaut (Amazon) or built homes (KB Homes). It was a year to forget if you were an energy company (Chesapeake) made Barbie dolls (Mattel) or if you were a storied industrial conglomerate about to go on a radical slim-down program (General Electric).

The stock market had a banner year overall, but there were plenty of big winners, and big losers, among individual U.S. companies. Here’s a look at a few of them.

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