A week after the markets took a beating from investors, the BCW Index, along with blue chip and tech stocks, made gains for the week ended Tuesday. The BCW Index rose .6 percent, while the DJIA gained 2.5 percent and the Nasdaq rose 1.7 percent. The Nasdaq Biotech Index was flat for the tracking period.

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