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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Business) -- In all, all three indexes capped big years on Tuesday, the final trading day of 2013.

For the full year, the S&P ended up 29.6 percent including dividends, the total return was 31.9 percent. The S&P is having its best year since 1997.

The Dow ended the year up 26.5 percent that was its best year since 1995. The Nasdaq, meanwhile, outdid them all, it rose 38.3 percent in 2013.

After the day off yesterday, stocks get going again today, the first trading day of 2014.

Fiat buys all of the Chrysler's shares

Italian automaker Fiat says it reached an agreement to buy the remaining shares of Chrysler for $3.65 billion in payments to a union-controlled trust fund.

Fiat already owns 58.5 percent of Chrysler's shares, with the remaining 41.5 percent held by a United Auto Workers union trust fund that pays health care bills for retirees.

Under the deal, Fiat will make an initial payment of $1.9 billion to the fund, plus an additional $1.75 billion upon closing the deal.

The deal is set to close on Jan. 20.

Big grant given to local tax prep program

BancorpSouth of Tupelo, Miss. is helping the Central Arkansas Development Council's free tax preparation program.

The bank is giving $7,000 to the CADC's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Free Tax Preparation program and its Individual Development Account low income savings account program.

Both programs are available in Pulaski, Columbia, Ouachita and Union counties.

The free tax preparation program provides free electronic tax filing and tax counseling to low to moderate income families.

The Individual Development Account program is a matched savings account for low to moderate income families.

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