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FTSE up, Dow Jones, Nasdaq down

The FTSE 100 gained 32.8 points, or 0.5%, yesterday, Friday, to close on 6,397 points. Troubled lender Northern Rock was the day's big gainer, rising 6.9% to reach 91.9 UK pence. In the US, the Dow Jones retreated by 1.3% to finish the day on 13,339.9 points, while the Nasdaq fell by 1.2% to settle on 2,635.7 points.