Wall Street stocks dipped early Tuesday following another troublesome inflation report just ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting
The new data were released on the first day of the Fed’s policy meeting, and will ramp up pressure on central bankers to pay more attention to inflation in the world‘s largest economy.
The Fed is widely expected to maintain its current accommodative posture, arguing that recent price increases will prove ephemeral.
About 20 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.4 percent at 34,270.20.
The broad-based S&P 500 slipped 0.1 percent to 4,249.85, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index declined 0.1 percent to 14,163.05.