U.S. stocks fell, after the Federal Reserve ended its bond-buying program, as data showing faster-than-estimated growth fueled speculation the economy is strong enough to withstand higher interest rates.
WASHINGTON Oct 30 (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen did not comment on monetary policy or the economic outlook in remarks on Thursday prepared for a diversity conference at the central bank.
First-time claims for unemployment benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 last week, remaining near levels last seen in 2000.
Treasury five-year notes fell as a report showed growth in the U.S. economy grew more than forecast, underscoring investor confidence the Federal Reserve is on track to raise interest rates next year.
NEW YORK, Oct 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were mostly flat on Thursday, as a strong read on third-quarter economic growth raised new questions about monetary policy, though strong results at Visa single-handedly put the Dow in positive territory.