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Tech stocks take another hit, sending Nasdaq to a 3rd straight losing week; JPMorgan slides

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Technology stocks are dropping for a second day in a row as investors flee highflying Internet and biotechnology companies.

The Nasdaq composite closed out its third losing week in a row.

The Nasdaq lost 54 points, or 1.3 per cent, to end at 3,999 Friday. It was only the second time this year the index has closed below 4,000. It's down 8 per cent from the high it reached in early March.

The Standard & Poor's 500 fell 17 points, or 1 per cent, to 1,815. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 143 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 16,026.

JPMorgan Chase fell 4 per cent after reporting weaker earnings. Other big banks also fell, including Bank of America.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.62 per cent.

The Canadian Press

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