Stocks continued upward last week, driven by a 14 percent decline in crude-oil prices. Technology socks, led by Intel Corp., the world's largest semiconductor company, were particularly strong.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed Friday at 10,592.21, up 0.7 percent for the week. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index closed at 1,191.17, up 0.7 percent. The Nasdaq Stock Market composite closed at 2,147.96, up 2.2 percent.
Locally, the Washington Post-Bloomberg regional stock index closed Friday at 262.33, up 4.32 for the week. The Potomac Tech 60, an index of 60 technology companies with a large local presence, closed at 764.38, up 16.57.
-- Bill Brubaker