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The Week in Stocks

Local Stocks

Monday, January 24, 2005; Page E06

The major U.S. stock markets took a downward turn last week amid news of disappointing earnings and a weak consumer sentiment report.

Stocks in the Washington region did not fare well, either.

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The Dow Jones industrial average fell 1.6 percent to finish the week at 10,392.99. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index dropped 1.4 percent to 1,167.87. The Nasdaq composite index lost 2.6 percent to close at 2,034.27.

The Washington Post-Bloomberg regional index closed Friday at 261.43, down 1.59 for the week. The Potomac Tech 60, an index of 60 technology companies with a large presence in the Washington region, closed at 722.31, down 11.64.

-- Bill Brubaker

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