US stocks fall on uncertainty on Syria, Trump agenda

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New York - Wall Street stocks finished firmly lower on Wednesday amid continued worries about Syria and doubts over the prospects for President Donald Trump's economic agenda.

Analysts described rising anxiety over geopolitical issues, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russia President Vladimir Putin but made little apparent progress towards a joint strategy on Syria following last week's US missile strikes on the war-torn country.

Investors also are perturbed at the lack of progress on Trump's economic agenda, especially promised tax cuts that had garnered great investor enthusiasm.

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