Stocks Finish with Losses

Major indexes shed about 1% on a late burst of selling. Traders were anxious for word if a key al-Qaeda operative had been captured

Stocks finished lower Friday. Investors were waiting to see if Pakistani troops would capture a key al-Qaeda figure, Ayman Al-Zawahri, near the Afghan boarder. In the absence of any conclusive reports on the troops' progress, sellers took over late in the session.

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