The major US benchmarks closed lower last night (September 17th) as eurozone woes continue to have a negative impact on investor confidence.
This is despite the boost from the Federal Reserve's decision to implement a third round of asset purchases in order to return the world's largest economy to growth.
In addition to Wall Street dampening due to the ongoing turmoil in the single currency region, Spanish bonds also slid after European Union (EU) finance chiefs clashed at debt crisis talks.
EU ministers also failed to agree on a timetable for a more unified banking system within the eurozone and disputed the terms of bailout requests and the role of the European Central Bank.
At close in New York yesterday, the Dow Jones slipped 0.3 per cent to an index value of 13553.1 points and the Nasdaq retreated 0.1 per cent to 3178.6 points.
Meanwhile, in Chicago the Standard & Poor's 500 Cash Index – Chicago Mercantile Exchange – lost 0.3 per cent to 1461.1 points.
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