Investors are mixed over whether the central bank will move ahead with a plan to raise interest rates in September. Yellen has hinted that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to take into account problems in the global markets, which include Greece's ...
Today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 163 points on the day, extending the index's losing streak to four days. A sharp decline in materials and healthcare stocks and a decline in commodity prices offset strong earnings reports by Amazon.
September E-mini Dow Jones industrial Average futures are called slightly better based on the pre-market trade. Volume is expected to be light as investors await the Fed's latest monetary policy statement, due to be released at 2:00 p.m.
U.S. stocks traded lower Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average turning negative for 2015 after multiple blue-chip companies posted mixed earnings results and warned of currency headwinds due to a strong U.S.