The Dow fell more than 170 points, continuing a losing streak that is the worst since 2002.
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Stocks closed out the quarter with the Dow gaining 742 points, its biggest first-quarter point gain in more than a decade and its biggest percentage gain since 1994.
Stock market has done the opposite of a melt-down this quarter, despite crises in Egypt, Libya, and Japan. Without gains in just two sectors, however, the stock market would be far less buoyant.
Foreclosures have prompted a wave of class-action suits, which could cost banks billions of dollars, a congressional watchdog says.
Foreclosures in the US have increased over the summer and have become particularly serious in metropolitan areas.
Paperwork mess surrounding the foreclosure process is under investigation by several agencies. The Fed is one, Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday.
Bernanke says Fed should have preliminary report next month about whether mortgage lenders broke rules in foreclosing on homeowners.
Several large banks have halted efforts to foreclose on homes in 23 states. There's evidence that many foreclosures may have been processed with incomplete or improper paperwork.
Lenders who produced fake mortgage documents and falsified affidavits may find their attempts to foreclose thrown out of court.