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Fed Chair Janet Yellen and the release of the Beige Book reiterated central bank support for the recovering economy, helping all three major indexes finish at session highs. Markets were already up at the open, thanks to positive pre-market housing news involving single-family component numbers as well as better-than-expected earnings from Bank of America.
It's college acceptance season and many parents will soon start getting bills for the fall semester. So after saving for your child's education over the years, what is the best way to withdraw funds from a 529 college savings plan? CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes you step by step.
Katherine Collins, Honeybee Capital CEO and author of "The Nature of Investing", explains why she looks at high-frequency trading as a disease. The "Closing Bell" panel weighs in.
Bill Maldonado, CIO, Asia Pacific at HSBC Asset Management, discusses expectations for China's first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP).
John Sculley, former Apple CEO and Managing Partner at Inflexionpoint, expects Alibaba to push on with its buying spree after listing in the U.S.
Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC, says mixed economic data from China could weigh on the Australian dollar.
The hemp industry could become one of the U.S.'s biggest now its industrial use had been legalized, says Doug Fine, author of "Hemp Bound".
Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, explains why despite positive data, the U.K. economy remains "rather fragile", and discusses top stock picks.
European shares closed higher on Wednesday, as better-than-expected Chinese growth data and a slew of earnings releases buoyed sentiment.