The Dow has its first weekly gain in a month, but stocks end basically flat on worries about continuing slow job growth. Syria worries add to volatility.
The Labor Department issues its August report before Friday's open. Investors are looking for data that give the Fed room not to trim its bond buying.
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Despite a modest stock-market pullback and mediocre job and income gains, global manufacturing is growing at a pace not seen since early 2011.
The downside risk in terms of the Nasdaq is 21.8% by year end.
The Dow falls nearly 4.5% for the month as stocks suffer modest losses. September, historically a tough month, looms. Markets are closed Monday for Labor Day.
The electric car maker has to fire on all cylinders to meet expectations of its current inflated price.
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