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September 04, 2013 AT 5:35 AM
Stocks on Wall Street were slightly higher as a Western military strike against Syria appeared more likely, though a decision remained several days away. The odds for military action had appeared to ebb over the weekend after President Obama said he would seek Congressional authorization for a strike. While Congress will not vote until it returns from its summer recess on Sept. 9, leading Congressional figures back the plan, suggesting approval may be more likely.