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 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.
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.
Anthem has pumped up its 2015 forecast again after earnings jumped more than 17 percent in its most recent quarter, helped by a surge in government money.