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Largest Daily Point Gains for Dow

April 5, 2001

The Dow Jones industrial average recorded its second largest point gain ever on April 5, but it was not a record percentage gain. The 10 best point days for the average, including percentage change in value:

March 16, 2000 _ 499.19 to 10,630.60, 4.9 percent.

April 5, 2001, 402.63 to 9,918.05, 4.2 percent

Sept. 8, 1998 _ 380.53 to 8,020.78, 5.0 percent

Dec. 5, 2000 _ 338.62 to 10,898.72, 3.2 percent

Oct. 28, 1997 _ 337.17 to 7,498.32, 4.7 percent

Oct. 15, 1998 _ 330.58 to 8,299.36, 4.1 percent

March 15, 2000 _ 320.17 to 10,131.41, 3.3 percent

April 3, 2000 _ 300.01 to 11221.93, 2.8 percent

Jan. 3, 2001 _ 299.60 to 10,945.75, 2.8 percent

Sept. 1, 1998 _ 288.36 to 7,827.43, 3.8 percent

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