Inheritance of shares

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 108.65 points, or 0.32 percent, to 34332,23.<>.

The S&P 500 index fell 27.84 points, or 0.63 percent, to 4374,36.<> points.

The Nasdaq Composite fell 141.07 points, or 1.05 percent, to 13328,06.<>.

As expected, the US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged, but hardened its stance on monetary tightening, as it is expected to raise interest rates again by the end of the year, and tighten monetary policy until 2024 more than previously expected.

The central bank said in a statement that the Federal Open Market Committee's decision to keep the key lending rate between 5.25 percent and 5.50 percent gives officials time to "assess additional information and its implications for monetary policy."