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President Trump has frequently taken credit for stocks hitting peak values.

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Trump took credit for a growing economy. Now what?

As the stock market buckles, the president has a lot less to crow about. Many economists and business-watchers say some of the downturn is his fault.

NESTOR RAMOS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/400_nestor.jpg The first Noel with a baby is a joy. The first Christmas with a toddler? We’ll get back to you

There are endless volumes of wisdom about raising kids. But Navigating La Navidad? You’re pretty much on your own.

Boston lags on tickets to enforce speed limit

A speed limit sign on Old Colony Avenue in Boston.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

After a spate of tragic accidents, various efforts have been taken to curb speeding in Boston. But one strategy has been largely missing: The issuance of speeding tickets.

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Clerk magistrates who oversee court filings have paperwork problems of their own

The Association of Magistrates and Assistant Clerks, which represents hundreds of clerk magistrates and assistant clerks, has repeatedly missed filing deadlines with the Secretary of State’s office for its annual reports.

The Nation

Oklahoma quickly becoming medical marijuana hotbed

In this Nov. 30, 2018 photo medical marijuana dispensary owner Chance Gilbert displays some of the marijuana he's grown at the Oklahoma Roots dispensary in the bedroom community of Shawnee, about 40 miles east of Oklahoma City. The roll out of statewide medical and recreational programs typically is a grindingly slow process that can take years. Not so in Oklahoma, a Bible Belt state that moved with lightning speed once voters approved medical cannabis in June, 2018. (AP Photo/Sean Murphy)

By Sean Murphy

The state has moved with lightning speed once voters approved medical cannabis in June.

Trump took credit for a growing economy. Now what?

President Trump has frequently taken credit for stocks hitting peak values.

By Victoria McGrane

As the stock market buckles, the president has a lot less to crow about. Many economists and business-watchers say some of the downturn is his fault.

‘Very possible’ government shutdown could last into January

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 23: The U.S. Capitol is seen as the federal government is in a partial shutdown, on December 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. Republicans and Democrats can't seem to agree on President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion dolloars to go toward building a wall on the U.S. southern border. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By Ben Brody and Erik Wasson

The government closure may last into January, when Democrats retake control of the House, Mick Mulvaney said Sunday.

The World

Hundreds dead as Indonesian tsunami death toll climbs

A man inspected the wreckage in Anyar, Indonesia, on Sunday following the tsunami.

By Niniek Karmini

More than 1,400 people were injured and at least 128 were missing after the killer waves slammed into western Java and southern Sumatra without warning Saturday night.

Suspect tied to Charlie Hebdo attack is sent to France, charged

Peter Cherif, recently arrested in the former French colony of Djibouti, is accused of criminal association with a terrorist enterprise.

Group that escorts migrant caravans draws more scrutiny

By Elliot Spagat

Critics, including former allies and some of the migrants themselves, say Pueblo Sin Fronteras downplayed the dangers of such treks, especially for families and small children, and misled the participants about how long they would have to wait on the Mexican side to apply for asylum.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

’Twas the Night Before Christmas (Trump edition)

Christmas has arrived at the White House.

“No leader ever has been so first rate. I’m better than Santa and America’s great!”

Opinion | Nancy Gertner and Laurence H. Tribe

Judge was within his rights to threaten harsher sentence for Michael Flynn

In this Dec. 18, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington. President Donald Trump’s band of “my generals” is slowly being disbanded. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

By Nancy Gertner and Laurence H. Tribe

Despite arguments to the contrary, Judge Sullivan has every right to threaten Flynn with a harsher sentence than prosecutors promised.

RENÉE LOTH

In deep winter, trees keep on giving

By Renée Loth

The importance of trees to our health and the planet’s is well documented, and they bolster our spirit as well.

Metro

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Clerk magistrates who oversee court filings have paperwork problems of their own

By Todd Wallack

The Association of Magistrates and Assistant Clerks, which represents hundreds of clerk magistrates and assistant clerks, has repeatedly missed filing deadlines with the Secretary of State’s office for its annual reports.

Yvonne Abraham

At a Chelsea church in age of Trump, story of Mary and Joseph hits home

Katherine and Oscar Rodriguez carried a statue of Mary and Joseph during a celebration of Las Posadas in Chelsea.

By Yvonne Abraham

For worshipers at San Lucas Episcopal Church in Chelsea, President Trump’s immigration policies have been just as painful as they feared.

NESTOR RAMOS

The first Noel with a baby is a joy. The first Christmas with a toddler? We’ll get back to you

By Nestor Ramos

There are endless volumes of wisdom about raising kids. But Navigating La Navidad? You’re pretty much on your own.

Business & Tech

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Smart fabrics not yet a perfect fit

Yoel Fink wants a fund that would invest in startups working on products that use next-generation textiles.

By Scott Kirsner

Cambridge researchers are working on fibers to make better “smart” apparel.

CHESTO MEANS BUSINESS

Restaurants ill prepared for new Mass. minimum wage law

By Jon Chesto

Many restaurateurs know the wage goes up come Jan. 1. But they could be in for a rude surprise.

Talking Points

Bankers assure Mnuchin they have ample liquidity

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke during the weekend with executives from the six largest US banks.

The treasury secretary called top executives of the six largest US banks in the wake of recent stock market losses.

Obituaries

Alvin Epstein, a versatile, acclaimed man of theater, dies at 93

Cambridge- 3/14/97- Actor Alvin Epstein at the ART.

By Bryan Marquard

Over the years, the Boston Theater Critics Association honored Mr. Epstein’s work with Elliot Norton Awards, including for outstanding actor and sustained excellence.

Sports

Jim McBride

Patriots’ breakdown: The best, worst (and everything in between)

Foxborough, MA 12/23/18- Patriots James White makes a touchdown in the second quarter. The New England Patriots play against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018.(Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)

By Jim McBride

Christmas came early for the Patriots, with hats, T-shirts, and a Texans loss.

Ben Volin

Everything fell into place for Patriots, who are now No. 2 seed in AFC playoffs

Foxborough, MA 12/23/18- Patriots Julian Edelman drives towards the end zone for a touchdown in the third quarter. The New England Patriots play against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018.(Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)

By Ben Volin

The Texans’ loss was key, and even the Chiefs lost, so the Patriots have fate in their hands.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Tom Brady did what was necessary, but the win was not reassuring

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was under pressure most of the day and passed for just 126 yards.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The way the Patriots won was a slow, unrecognizable grind, a microcosm of their season.

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