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Stocks fall as tensions with Syria escalate

3 years 3 months 1 week ago August 27, 2013 Aug 27, 2013 Tuesday, August 27 2013 August 27, 2013 11:30 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK - Worries about a potential military strike against Syria are dragging down the stock market and sending oil and gold prices higher.

Tension is rising between Syria and the West. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that U.S. forces are ready to strike if President Barack Obama gives the order.

Airline stocks plunged as traders worries about higher fuel costs.

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