The Fed will conclude its two-day meeting today and all eyes will be looking at their statement. This is the last meeting before September, when it is increasingly expected that we will see the first rate hike in nine years.
The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 were slightly higher on Wednesday while the Nasdaq composite edged lower, as investors assessed earning ahead of a statement from the U.S.
The head of the International Monetary fund on Wednesday downplayed Greek domestic political resistance to the country's bailout package, saying the debt-racked country's actions to implement reforms are more critical.
ATHENS—Greece's ruling Syriza party is sliding toward a split as hard-left dissidents resist Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras's acquiescence to creditors' demands, endangering his fragile government and complicating the country's ongoing bailout negotiations.
At least a dozen climbers with Greenpeace were dangling from a Portland, Oregon, bridge on Wednesday morning - and threatened to do so for days - in protest of Shell's scheduled launch of a ship for Arctic oil exploration.