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The big news in the stock market this week came after the close Friday with reports that the government was planning to bail out troubled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The Treasury Department is expected to announce its rescue plan for the two government-sponsored enterprises on Sunday.

The market had another bad week last week, but finished mixed on Friday despite a weak jobs report that sent the unemployment rate over 6%.


Dow Jones Industrial Average

was down 2.8% last week. The

Nasdaq Composite

fell 4.7%, and the

S&P 500

was down 3.2%.

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