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Stocks pared gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve opted to cut a key interest rate by half a percentage point.
Wall Street is waiting to collect on a rate-cut IOU today from the Federal Reserve, but the central bank's move is unlikely to cause a major shift in the markets.
Below is the statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its Oct. 28-29 meeting on interest rate policy:
The Federal Reserve will unveil its decision on interest rates Wednesday afternoon, and a cut is widely expected by investors. CNBC asked former Federal Reserve officials to weigh in on the upcoming decision.
Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as the market waits for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.
Who’s most deluded? Many of you folks in the Northeast. Apparently about 55 percent of you think your home would sell for the same or more than it would a year ago. Zillow says 71 percent of homes in the Northeast have lost value.
The real story regarding the Federal Reserve is its various liquidity operations; the federal funds rate is second fiddle. The federal funds rate nonetheless remains a powerful tool and it would be a mistake to dismiss its importance for two reasons.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday as the market waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.
Futures tilted lower Wednesday, after a fleeting boost from an unexpected jump in durable-goods orders, as the market waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.
In this Web Extra the traders reveal how they're playing the Fed meeting, Procter & Gamble, Kellogg, and more.
Traders believe it’s all but certain the Fed will cut rates for the second time this month. The big question is, just how low will the Fed go?
Wall Street went on a bargain-hunting bonanza, with a frenzy of activity in the final hour of trading, sending shares up 10 percent.
Investors went on a late-day buying spree, scooping up shares of beaten down stocks and sending the major indexes soaring 7-8 percent.
What will it take? Plus, Cramer makes the call on Raymond James, Stifel, Wells Fargo, NYSE Euronext and more.
A little known quarterly report from the Census bureau came out today. It measures the homeowner vacancy rate in this country, which you would think might have skyrocketed in the last year given all the talk of foreclosures. Well it’s up, but not by all that much, so I called over to the Census to find out what gives.
Volatility reigned again on Wall Street Tuesday as jittery investors had a hard time committing to the morning's early rally -- or to the subsequent paring of gains.
Stocks opened higher Tuesday after Monday's late selloff as international markets bounced back amid expectations of a U.S. rate cut.
Stock index futures pointed to a substantial gain at the open Tuesday, following Monday's late selloff, as international markets rebounded and investors pondered the effect of an upcoming expected interest-rate cut.
How this approach could pay off for your investments.
Every time a new report is issued in the housing market these days, I get at least a dozen interpretations in my In box within a matter of minutes.