Stocks Fall Amid Budget Talks

It's day four of the slump

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Stocks in the United States dropped for the fourth straight day Wednesday, as investors looked for clues about a possible looming policy change in the Federal Reserve and hoped for a budget deal on Capitol Hill.

The S&P 500 fell 0.1 percent to 1,792.81. The four-day slump is the longest run of declines for the S&P 500 in 10 weeks in what has otherwise been a banner year that has seen it climb 26 percent, Bloomberg reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 24.85 points, 0.2 percent, to 15,889.99.