US stocks fall on Syria fears

Fears of military intervention in Syria and concerns over the US debt ceiling spur investors to move away from risk.

Stocks dropped, with blue chips falling to two-month lows, as fears of military intervention in Syria and concerns over the US debt ceiling gave investors a reason to shy away from risk.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 105 points, or 0.7%, to 14841 in recent trade. The Dow was down as much as 122 points at its intraday low of 14824.47, which was the lowest level since June 26.

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