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Dow Jones Industrial Average

up on a low-volume Friday, while the


continued to slide.

The index reached 994.32, up 3.47 points, or 0.3%, from Thursday's close. The Dow jumped 64.64 points, or 0.7%, to 9191.09, while the


extended its losing streak to six days, finishing at 1644.03, down 8.15 points, or 0.5%.

Continental Airlines


broke a five-day slump to top the leader board, climbing 87 cents, or 7.1%, to $13.12.

Best Buy


continued its climb, with momentum from a strong July sales performance. It finished at $47.95, up $1.46, or 3.1%, at $47.95, and


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rose 82 cents, or 2.4%, to $34.62.

In all, 16 stocks posted gains,

General Electric


broke even and four stocks slipped.


( SLR) completed a weeklong spiral. It lost 7 cents, or 1.5%, to close at $4.55.



shed 29 cents, or 0.8%, to $36.85;


( MYG) declined 9 cents, or 0.4%, to $23.70 and

Equity Office

( EOP) lost 6 cents, or 0.2%, to $27.38.

Overall, the index has 5.69 points to climb before it starts pointing toward recovery again. It's down 0.6% from its July 3 start at 1000.