Wall Street falls as nations back firm response to Syria

Wall Street is written on a building in New York's financial district, March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/FilesBy Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks dropped on Tuesday on rising geopolitical tensions over the possibility of a military strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces for a chemical weapons attack against civilians. A number of nations and groups, including Britain, France, Canada and the Arab League, joined the United States in urging a firm response to Assad's government and said the world shouldn't stand by as chemical weapons are used. …


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