: Auto Sales Nudge Stocks Higher But Mood Still Guarded On Syria, Beige Book Results

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Stocks are cautiously higher for the second straight day, underpinned by strong auto sales from GM ( GM ) and Ford ( F ) as well as upbeat earnings today from discount retailer Dollar General ( DG ). But the mood remains somewhat restrained by the on-going speculation over if or when the U.S. will conduct military action against Syria. In addition, the Federal Reserve releases its latest Beige Book assessment of national economic conditions at 2:00 p.m. ET, with traders sure to parse its language for hints of when the central bank will begin reducing its asset purchases.




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