Amid a dearth of economic and corporate news out of the U.S., trading on Wall Street was also muted, with the Dow Jones industrial average down 0.3 percent at 15,399.79 and the broader S&P 500 index 0.5 percent lower at 1,701.Over the week, traders will have a run of speeches from policymakers at the Federal Reserve to digest â¿¿ nine officials are due to speak. Last week, the Fed surprised markets by opting to not reduce its monetary stimulus. Investors will also be keeping an eye on discussions in Congress over raising the debt ceiling. Lawmakers need to agree to raise the debt ceiling by Oct. 1 to avoid a government shutdown, and a potential default on payments, including debt, later in the month.
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