The major U.S. stock markets took a tumble last week during news of disappointing earnings, led by International Business Machines Corp., and a negative consumer sentiment report.
Stocks in the Washington region also fell hard.
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 3.6 percent to finish the week at 10,087.51. The Dow gave up more than 100 points on three consecutive days.
The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index dropped 3.3 percent to 1,142.62. And the Nasdaq composite index lost 4.6 percent to close at 1,908.15.
Locally, the Washington Post-Bloomberg regional index closed Friday at 252.02, down 6.84 for the week.
-- Bill Brubaker