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U.S. stocks pressured by weak oil prices ahead of Fed decision – MarketWatch

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U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Tuesday, weighed by a rout in oil prices and a string of lackluster economic data, ahead of the Federal Reserve’s important decision on interest rates.The S&P 500 SPX, -0.18% slipped 3.71 points, or 0.2%, to close at 2,015.93. Consumer-staples, utilities, telecommunications services and tech were the only sectors to finish in positive territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.13%  rose 22.40 points, or 0.1%, to close at 17,251.53, buoyed by a healthy advance in Apple Inc., while the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.45% shed 21.61 points, or 0.5%, to end at 4,728.67.

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