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MarketWatch for Wednesday, August 28, 2013

If you're keeping on top of the stock markets this morning, Wednesday, August 28, 2013...
If you're keeping on top of the stock markets this morning, Wednesday, August 28, 2013...

The Nikkei is down 204 points today in Japan.
The Dow lost 170 points Tuesday, hitting a 2-month low.
The Nasdaq dropped 79 points.


Concerns that the U.S. might participate in an attack on Syria  drove down the markets yesterday, with investors selling off stocks and moving money into safer territory --- like gold.
The precious metal was up solidly, over $1,400 an ounce.

The uncertainty on the U.S. markets Tuesday drove up oil prices to over $109 a barrel - a year and a half high.

Later today the National Association of Realtors is out with its pending home sales index for July.
It measures housing contract activity,  for existing single-family homes, condos and co-ops.

Walmart is extending health insurance benefits to include the domestic partners of its employees, starting next year.
Walmart is the single largest U.S. employer, aside from the federal government.

Nissan wants consumers to hop in, and enjoy the ride.
The automaker plans to make cars that drive themselves.. by the year 2020.
Nissan is working on the technology with M.I.T., Carnegie-Mellon and the University of Tokyo.

And "burger king" is spicing-up the competition for cheap eats.
Starting September 1, the chain is offering a "french fry burger" -- for just a dollar.
It's a beef patty topped with four french fries.

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