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* Indexes down: Dow 0.64%, S&P 0.56%, Nasdaq 0.52%
June 16 (Reuters) - All three main Wall Street indexes
dropped on Wednesday in the minutes after the U.S. Federal
Reserve published a statement following its latest policy
meeting, in which it brought forward its projections for the
first post-pandemic interest rate hikes into 2023.
The central bank cited an improved health situation. It also
dropped a longstanding reference that the crisis was weighing on
By 2:07 p.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
was down 217.84 points, or 0.64%, at 34,081.49, the S&P 500
lost 23.67 points, or 0.56%, to 4,222.92 and the Nasdaq
Composite dropped 72.85 points, or 0.52%, to 14,000.01.
(Reporting by Shashank Nayar and Medha Singh in Bengaluru and
David French in New York; Editing by Marguerita Choy and Matthew