Stock futures dip in countdown to key CPI data: Stock market news today

Stocks fell slightly ahead of the Wall Street bell on Wednesday, with the focus firmly on consumer inflation data due later that could sway the Federal Reserve’s next policy decision.

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) and the S&P 500 (^GSPC) both slid around 0.1%. Nasdaq 100 futures were also about 0.1% lower, after retreating more than 1% the previous session.

August’s Consumer Price Index report is the last inflation print the Fed will get before its meeting next week, and…

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