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US stock futures are lower this morning, as investors are awaiting wholesale inventories data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 33 points to 13,379.00 and S&P 500 index futures fell 2.70 points to 1,433.20. Nasdaq 100 futures dropped 7 points to 2,727.00.

US stocks closed lower on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 0.81% to 13,473.53, the S&P 500 index declining 0.99% to 1,441.48 and the Nasdaq 100 index falling 1.52% to 3,065.02.

Data on wholesale inventories for August will be released at 10 a.m. ET. The Fed is scheduled to release the Beige Book report at 2 p.m. ET.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) posted a 27% rise in its Q4 profit.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HST) is estimated to post a Q3 loss of $0.02 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion. Helen of Troy (NASDAQ: HELE) is projected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $310 million.

VOXX International (NASDAQ: VOXX) is estimated to post its Q2 EPS at $0.19 on revenue of $204.30 million. Ruby Tuesday (NYSE: RT) is expected to post its Q1 earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $331.52 million.

Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) reported a rise in its Q3 profit and raised its full-year earnings view.

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) reported its Q3 earnings, excluding charges, of $0.03 per share. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.01 per share.

European markets were lower today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index fell 0.38%, London's FTSE 100 Index dropped 0.50%, French CAC 40 Index declined 0.39% and German DAX 30 index fell 0.38%.

Asian markets ended mostly lower, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average dropping 1.98%, China's Shanghai Composite surging 0.22% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 falling 0.32%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 0.08% and India's Sensex declined 0.85%.

Gold for December delivery fell $1 to trade at $1,764.00, while oil for November delivery declined $0.62 to $91.77 a barrel.

The dollar index (DXY) gained 0.12% to trade at 80.09.

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