This is a comparison of today's FOMC statement with the one issued after the Fed's previous policy-making meeting on October 29.
The Federal Open Market Committee was expected to keep its target funds rate near zero, as all eyes look toward a possible rate hike next year.
Here's what bothers Ron Insana about the Fed's statement — its last of 2014.
Oil stocks bounced, in their best day in three years, but oil industry analysts say the equities may be premature in celebrating a bottom in oil prices.
Shares of cruise company Carnival and airliner Copa Holdings were among the stocks boosted on normalized diplomatic Cuban relations.
The U.S. move to normalize relations with Cuba without a regime change will strengthen that country's "dictatorship," a former U.S. diplomat says.
The Florida Republican senator also says Congress also won't fund a U.S. Embassy in Havana.
Car theft has plunged 58 percent since its all-time high, according to new FBI data.
An unconfirmed rumor is sending McDonald's shares and options soaring.
Russia's once legendary scientific productivity has been in decline for decades, and some scientists fear the current climate is making things worse.
Some observers say a less acrimonious future between the United States and Iran makes economic sense.
Experts are calling for relatively good weather during the final shopping weekend of the holiday season.
The former head of health-care investment banking, already on voluntary leave because of a nasty divorce proceeding, has resigned to focus on family.
Beauty and cosmetics company Avon will be in a criminal court hearing this week in Manhattan.
Senators Marco Rubio and Robert Menendez, among others, reacted to possible changes in U.S.-Cuban relations, NBCNews reports.
The end of the embargo is big news for cigar lovers, but it's not likely that Americans will be firing up right away.
NY will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.
2015 is shaping up as the year the U.S. consumer will have to shine the light for the rest of the world—or else.
U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against wireless carrier Sprint over unauthorized charges on customers' cellphone bill.
Don't be so quick to turn down that store credit card offer. Some can offer more valuable rewards than the best cash-back cards.