Investors are watching the Fed's 4am (AEST) release of minutes from its July policy meeting for clues on whether the central bank might accelerate its plan for raising benchmark interest rates.
Large US retailer Target fell 0. 7 per cent after the company again trimmed its 2014 profit forecast following a large customer data breach last winter.
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Five minutes into trade on Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 14. 70 points, or 0. 09 per cent, to 16,904. 89.
But office-supply retailer Staples advanced 0. 2 per cent after adjusted earnings of US12c per share bested analyst expectations by a cent.
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