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The Week in Stocks

Local Stocks

Monday, February 14, 2005; Page E06

Blue chip stocks advanced for a third straight week, but a disappointing outlook for Dell and Cisco Systems held back gains in the technology sector.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.7 percent to close the week at 10,796. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index gained 0.2 percent to 1,205.30. But the tech-rich Nasdaq Stock Market composite index fell 0.5 percent to close at 2,076.66.

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Stocks in the Washington region fell.

The Washington Post-Bloomberg regional stock index closed Friday at 264.86, down 1.80 for the week. The Potomac Tech 60, an index of 60 technology companies with a large local presence, closed at 719.92, down 11.55.

-- Bill Brubaker

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