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U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as a pick up in consumer spending offset the drag from soft business spending on equipment.
The government announces its annual revisions of the past three years and confirms a series of stories in CNBC raising questions about growth.
US weekly jobless claims totaled 267,000, better than expected.
Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble delivered quarterly profit that topped expectations, despite a sixth straight drop in sales.
Royal Dutch Shell warned on Thursday that lower oil prices could continue for several years, as earnings fell by a third.
Investigators are studying an airplane fragment discovered Wednesday on an island in the Indian Ocean.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Wednesday: Skechers, Whole Foods, LifeLock & more.
Whole Foods reported quarterly earnings and revenue that missed analysts' expectations on Wednesday.
Facebook said it saw monthly active users of 1.49 billion, with 1.31 billion on mobile.
U.S. stocks closed higher after the Fed kept rates unchanged and the continued recovery in oil prices encouraged investor sentiment.
Oil prices reversed earlier losses and rose on Wednesday after weekly data showed an unexpectedly large drawdown in U.S. crude inventories.
Yields hit session highs after the Fed signaled it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before it decides to raise interest rates.
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday both declined to raise interest rates and provide any clues about when a hike is on the way.
Gold moved up a shade on Wednesday, but remained near last week's 5-1/2-year low, after a Fed statement raised uncertainty about the timing of a rate hike.
The euro whipsawed against the dollar on Wednesday after the Federal Reserves said it would leave interest rates unchanged.
Investors trimmed their bets for a rate hike during the next two FOMC meetings but increased their bet the Fed will raise rates by December.
"If I look at the global economy as it stands at the moment...we have a situation where growth is a little bit tepid," Lagarde said.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
For the second week in a row, mortgage activity barely budged, despite a small drop in interest rates.
New Barclays Chairman John McFarlane will wield the axe even more quickly at the bank, it emerged Wednesday.