US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street ends sharply lower on Syria uncertainty

NEW YORK Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:04pm EDT

NEW YORK Aug 27 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks suffered their worst day since June on Tuesday, slumping in a broad decline as geopolitical uncertainty rose over a possible U.S.-led military strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 170.40 points, or 1.14 percent, at 14,776.06. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 26.30 points, or 1.59 percent, at 1,630.48. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 79.05 points, or 2.16 percent, at 3,578.52.

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