Investors, edgy after US strikes in Syria, turn to oil and gold

Investors in Europe were edgy on Friday following the US air strikes in Syria, but stocks erased most of their initial losses after US officials called the attack a one-off event that would not lead to wider escalation. London’s Footsie closed up 0.63 percent, in Paris the CAC 40 was up 0.27 percent and in Frankfurt,…