Facebook FB +1.90% had another stellar quarter, buoyed by its robust mobile advertising business and its success attracting users to its suite of apps.
The U.S. Treasury Department said it will expand its order for data on some all-cash real estate purchases in a bid to further clamp down on laundering through the property market.
Consumers are more aware of what they're putting in their bodies than ever before, seeking more and more organic, natural and non-GMO meat, dairy and produce.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would hold short-term rates steady. The market widely expected the Fed to leave the benchmark federal-funds rate unchanged.
Stocks turned higher in late-afternoon Wednesday, recovering from an early loss. Technology stocks including Apple and Facebook posted solid gains, overcoming weakness in consumer staples makers including Coca-Cola.