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The Week in Stocks

Local Stocks

Monday, April 18, 2005; Page E06

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.

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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

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