Epic US Markets Update
US stocks closed slightly lower on Tuesday, with investors reluctant to make big bets before the results of a Federal Reserve meeting that could give some clarity as to when the central bank will begin trimming its stimulus.
The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 9.31 points, or 0.06 percent, to close at 15,875.26. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index declined 5.54 points, or 0.31 percent, to finish at 1,781.00. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 5.84 points, or 0.14 percent, to end at 4,023.68.