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Stock Futures Dip Modestly After Six-day Rally, Obama Speech

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September 11, 2013 AT 7:47 AM
Stock futures edged lower as the S&P 500 appeared set to pause after six straight days of gains, after President Barack Obama pledged to explore Russia's diplomatic plan to remove chemical weapons from Syria. Obama said a Russian offer to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to place his government's chemical weapons under international control increased the odds of putting off a limited military strike that he is considering, but voiced skepticism about the plan.