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June 19, 2019, 9:35 a.m. EDT

Stocks open slightly higher as investors await Fed decision

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By William L. Watts

Stocks saw a slightly higher start Wednesday ahead of the conclusion of a Federal Reserve meeting that's expected to leave interest rates unchanged but potentially signal that policy makers are moving toward an eventual rate cut. The S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.34% rose 0.1% to 2,921.55, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.09% gained 45.98 points or 0.2%, to 26,511.52. The Nasdaq Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -0.43% was up 0.2% at 7,966.58. The Fed decision is due at 2 p.m. Eastern, followed by Chairman Jerome Powell's news conference at 2:30 p.m.

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Dow grinds toward records as investors await crucial Fed decision

/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
3,004.04
-10.26 -0.34%
Volume: 1.74B
July 16, 2019 5:04p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
27,335.63
-23.53 -0.09%
Volume: 226.00M
July 16, 2019 5:04p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
8,222.80
-35.39 -0.43%
Volume: 1.78M
July 16, 2019 5:16p
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