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Before the bell: Stocks slip as Fed begins meeting

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Overseas markets are a little weaker this morning and U.S. stock futures nearly unchanged, with traders largely in standby mode as the Federal Open Market Committee kicks off its two-day policy-setting meeting later today. Canadian factory sales data came in much stronger than expected, although the loonie did not have much reaction.