Stocks slip ahead of Apple event, with inflation data in view: Stock market news today

US stocks dipped ahead of the bell on Tuesday, as investors waited for Apple’s highly anticipated fall event to kick off and counted down to key inflation data on Wednesday.

S&P 500 (^GSPC) futures led the retreat, down around 0.2%, while those on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) dropped about 0.1%, after all three major gauges closed with solid gains. Nasdaq 100 futures fell about 0.2%, amid a tumble in Oracle (ORCL) shares after the software maker posted slowing cloud sales

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