NEW YORK, July 31 U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday with traders' sights set again on Wednesday's Federal Reserve statement on the economy and a possible new round of stimulus.
Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 64.33 points, or 0.49 percent, to end unofficially at 13,008.68. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index shed 5.98 points, or 0.43 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,379.32. The Nasdaq Composite Index declined 6.32 points, or 0.21 percent, to close unofficially at 2,939.52.
For the month of July, all three major U.S. stock indexes ended with gains. The Dow industrials advanced 1 percent in July, while the S&P 500 rose 1.3 percent and the Nasdaq edged up 0.2 percent.
UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 25
Aug 25 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 13 points, or 0.2 percent lower on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down about 0.2 percent ahead of the cash market open.
BRIEF-Invisio receives follow-up order from the US Army
* Order value amounts to approximately 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.2 million) and delivery is planned to take place successively in 2016 Source text for Eikon:
Pizza by drone - unmanned air delivery set to take off in New Zealand
WELLINGTON/SYDNEY, Aug 25 A New Zealand pizza chain aims to become the world's first company to offer a commercial drone delivery service, a milestone in the once-unthinkable quest to save time and money with an air-borne supply chain dispensing with people.