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In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, photo, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stock futures were mixed Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, with the U.S. moving closer to a military confrontation in Syria (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, photo, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stock futures were mixed Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, with the U.S. moving closer to a military confrontation in Syria (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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(AP) Stocks are mixed in early trading as the White House presses its case for military action in Syria.


A Senate committee could vote on authorizing the use of force as early as Wednesday.


The Dow Jones industrial average edged up six points to 14,815 points in the first few minutes of trading.


The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up a fraction of a point at 1,641. The Nasdaq composite was up five points, or 0.1 percent, at 3,617.


Dollar General rose $1.61, or 3 percent, to $55.53 after the discount store operator reported a 15 percent increase in second-quarter income.


H&R Block fell 88 cents, or 3 percent, to $27 after the tax preparer reported a wider loss because of higher costs.


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