Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in October indicates that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace.
U.S. stocks fell, after the fifth drop in six days for the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, before Federal Reserve policy makers announce whether they will slow the pace of their monthly bond-buying program.
Bitcoin prices plunged against the yuan and the dollar after China's largest online market for the virtual currency stopped accepting Bitcoin deposits and Scandinavian authorities said they will impose regulations.
The IRS said the federal government shutdown in October delayed needed updates to its systems in preparation for the 2014 tax season.
By Greg Roumeliotis and Liana B. Baker. NEW YORK Dec 18 (Reuters) - Talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC and its backer, private equity firm Silver Lake, will acquire IMG Worldwide Inc in a deal that will bulk up William Morris' roster ...