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Weekly U.S. stock-market volume highest since August 20112-9-18 4:52 PM EST

It should come as no surprise that a week of volatile price action and slumping stocks saw a jump in trading volume. Total composite volume for the week was 54,528,267,895 shares, the highest since the week ending Aug. 12, 2011, according to WSJ Market Data Group. Stocks gained ground late Friday, but the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average each fell by more than 5% this week. Total composite volume for Friday was more than 11.8 billion shares, making it the second-largest volume day of the year after Tuesday, when more than 12.04 billion shares changed hands.

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