NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks mostly edged higher on Thursday, as a strong read on third-quarter economic growth raised new questions about monetary policy, while results at Visa single-handedly put the Dow in solidly higher territory.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials dismissed recent turmoil in global financial markets, and focused instead on "solid" employment gains that will keep them on a path toward an interest-rate increase next year.
WASHINGTON�The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose last week but remained at historically low levels, supporting other signals of an improving labor market.
Visa shares are on the rise in Wednesday's after-hours trading session; the company posted fourth quarter fiscal 2014 earnings results that beat both top and bottom line forecasts.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is proposing curbs to union power following walkouts in recent months that have crippled the country's transport network.