WASHINGTON As the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, it is widely expected to repeat the pledge it made in December: That it will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows.
Southern states see a bonanza, environmentalists see mixed signals from Obama on climate change as moratorium ends after almost three decades.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday, boosted by earnings including from Apple and Boeing, while focus could shift later in the day to the Federal Reserve's first two-day policy meeting of the year.
CHICAGO - Boeing Co. says fourth-quarter profit is up 20 percent as it delivered more commercial planes, offsetting weakness in the defense business.
U.S. stocks slumped Tuesday after some of the market's largest companies reported disappointing earnings, taking investors on a turbulent ride that deepened the losses for the year.