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By Bill Brubaker
The Washington Post
Monday, February 7, 2005; Page E06

The major U.S. stock market indexes rose sharply last week as investors bet that a weaker-than-expected employment report could slow interest-rate increases.

The Dow Jones industrial average finished the week at 10,716, up 2.8 percent for the week. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index closed Friday at 1,203, a 2.7 percent gain. The Nasdaq Stock Market composite index finished at 2,087, up 2.5 percent.

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Stocks in the Washington region also jumped.

The Washington Post-Bloomberg regional stock index closed at 266.66, up 6.54 for the week. The Potomac Tech 60 finished the week at 731.47, a gain of 14.94.


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