Agence France-PresseDecember 17, 2013 18:36
US stocks Tuesday closed lower as investors awaited Wednesday's conclusion of a much-anticipated US Federal Reserve policy meeting.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 9.31 points (0.06 percent) to 15,875.26.
The broad-based S&P 500 fell 5.54 (0.31 percent) to 1,781.00, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gave up 5.84 (0.14 percent) at 4,023.68.
"Investors are basically sitting on their hands," said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist of S&P Capital IQ.