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US stocks drop on Syria concerns

A stock trader makes last minute transactions at the New York Stock Exchange on August 27, 2013 in New York City. US stocks closed out a mostly downcast week on a sour note Friday following fresh indications the Obama administration plans military action US stocks closed a mostly downcast week on a sour note Friday following fresh indications the Obama administration plans military action against Syria. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 30.64 (0.21 percent) at 14,810.31.