After sliding gently downhill for months, Wall Street's stock market went out for a short, whistling toboggan ride last week. It shot down to 454.82 on the Dow-Jones industrial average, almost 70 points below the bull-market peak set last April.

Next day the market turned right around, climbed 7.32 points to make up more than half of the loss, followed it up with another burst of buying later in the week to wipe out the last of the damage. The final Dow-Jones figure: 468.07, or 1.78 points higher than where it started.

Most experts thought the jitters were caused by such worries...

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