Dow perspective could've been clearer

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Wouldn't the front-page ranking of the top 10 Dow losses ("Massive fall, Feb. 28) mean a bit more to readers if the point drops also more prominently included the percentage drops?

The October 1987 drop and the October 1997 drop all occurred with a much lower Dow average, thus making the percent drop much higher, or "worse" in the reader's mind.

I suggest using these numbers if you have a follow-up story coming out.

My wife and I have a subscription to your paper.

Peter Gray, Aiken, S.C.

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