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10 Things to Look Forward to in 2015

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So long, 2014. Can’t say we’ll miss you. From the rise of the Islamic State to the Ebola outbreak, from the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 to the hacking of Sony Pictures traced to North Korea, as well as the violent re-emergence of long-simmering racial and social tensions in Ferguson, Mo., New York City, Milwaukee, and around the country, it may seem sometimes as if nothing good can come from modern life anymore. 

But with the future comes hope, and there are plenty of things going right as 2014 comes to a close and a new year begins. Here are 10 to ponder over a cup of eggnog at holiday time. A toast to 2015, and the future, based on forecasts and predictions from The Kiplinger Letter and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Happy holidays, everyone.

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