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The Score: The Business Week in 7 Stocks

Among individual stocks, Amazon.com Inc. posted a 3.4% gain Monday that put it past Microsoft Corp. to become the largest U.S. company by market capitalization. Facebook Inc. stock rose 3.3% Tuesday after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a blog post that his 2019 New Year’s resolution would be to hold a series of public discussions that explore the role of technology in society. Department-store chain Kohl’s Corp. and L Brands Inc., owner of mall mainstay Victoria’s Secret, had similarly slow sales during the holiday-shopping season.