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Rally may be another part of roller-coaster week

Market ends with modest losses as bank executives try to rally investor confidence

This week's earnings include companies such as Williams Cos, which is in the eye of the oil-market storm. Williams was one of the biggest success stories of the shale-oil and natural-gas boom, and now traders are wary that it will be one of the victims of the bust.

THE US stock market finished one of the wildest weeks in years with modest losses, as bank executives tried to rally investor confidence.

It was the kind of week when oil futures crashed to their lowest levels since 2003 and registered their biggest gain since 2009 - all in the space of...