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MARKET CLOSE: Dow, Nasdaq make modest recoveries

    Bargain hunters gave technology stocks a much-needed boost Tuesday as the Nasdaq composite moved up 91 points to finish at 2,014.72.

    The Dow Jones industrial average picked up 83 points to close at 10,290.80.

    Despite Tuesday's gains, analysts aren't convinced the market will regain its momentum anytime soon.

    "We've gotten down far enough that there is going to be some bargain hunting like what we're seeing today," said Richard Dickson, technical analyst at Scott & Stringfellow. "But I don't think we've put the low on the market yet. We're clearly still correcting the excesses in some of the tech stocks."

    Motorola (NYSE: MOT) shares moved up 24 cents to $15.20 after it announced it will cut 7,000 jobs in its cell-phone unit and take a charge against first- and second-quarter results in an effort to cut costs in the slowing sales environment.

    Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) gained $1.63 to $29.38, while Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) rose $1.05 and $2.90 a share, respectively.

    Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) moved up $2.56 to $21.38. Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) trimmed 27 cents to $11.25, and Nortel Networks (NYSE: NT) clipped 17 cents to $16.48.

    PSINet (Nasdaq: PSIX) lost 25 cents to 75 cents after the company said it had agreed to sell its e-commerce data communications unit for $300 million. Despite the cash boost, the company said it will need to restructure or renegotiate some of its obligations to third parties.

    Among widely held PC stocks, Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) gained $1.81 to $23.88, Compaq (NYSE: CPQ) inched up 43 cents to $18.38, Gateway (NYSE: GTW) rose 74 cents to $15.90 and Apple Computer (Nasdaq: AAPL) closed up 94 cents to $19.56.

    America Online Time Warner (NYSE: AOL) tacked on $1.43 to $40.70. Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) clipped 31 cents to $16.06, while Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) gained 38 cents and $2.88 a share, respectively. CMGI (Nasdaq: CMGI), which reports its second-quarter results after the bell, moved up 16 cents to $4.

    WJ Communications (Nasdaq: WJCI) tumbled $1.38 to $3.06 after it warned that it will miss first-quarter revenue and earnings estimates due to a slowing economy and weakness in demand.

    Integrated Silicon Solution (Nasdaq: ISSI), up 6 cents to $12.50, joined the warnings parade and said it will miss revenue and earnings for the second quarter.

    Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) fell 28 cents to $5.53 as analysts questioned its acquisition of Cambridge Technology Partners (Nasdaq: CATP), up 38 cents to $5.53. Though all agreed that Novell got a good deal on Cambridge shares, a Lehman Brothers analyst said the two companies could have a tough time integrating.

    ZDII staff and Reuters contributed to this roundup.