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  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high. The Fed statement put to rest an anxious waiting game among investors that has left the Standard& Poor's 500 index moving between small gains and losses for a week.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- Stock markets around the world closed with modest gains on Wednesday after the U.S. The dollar hit a 14- month high and the benchmark U.S. 10- year Treasury note yield hit its highest level since July 7 after the Fed's projections suggested that some officials see rates rising more quickly than the U.S. central bank projected three months ago.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges higher after Fed; Dow sets record Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stocks edged higher in volatile trading on Wednesday after the U.S.

  • Dow ends at record after Fed maintains low rates Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve maintained its stance on record-low interest rates. The Dow rose 24 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,156 Wednesday, surpassing its previous high from July by 18 points.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks edge up as Fed makes no changes Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

    *Uncertainty persists over Scotland referendum. NEW YORK, Sept 17- Stock markets around the world edged higher on Wednesday after the U.S. "There are no major changes, and the market should be reasonably satisfied with that," said Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at Phoenix Financial Services in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stock were adding to gains on Wednesday, with indexes hitting session highs in the wake of a Federal Reserve statement that followed a two-day policy meeting. The central bank renewed a pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time."

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stocks were choppy on Wednesday following the Federal Reserve's statement, with indexes briefly adding to gains and then turning lower. In its statement, the Fed renewed a pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time."

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AK Steel Holding Corp. rose 6.4 percent to $10.26 with 29,347,100 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose. 3 percent to $3.82 with 24,606,800 shares traded.

  • *Smiths Group falls after slump in operating profit. LONDON, Sept 17- European equities advanced in cautious trading on Wednesday on expectations that the U.S. Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed down 0.2 percent, against a 0.4 percent gain for the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares to 1,385.09 points.

  • US stocks rise at midday ahead of Fed statement Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are rising in midday trading ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement that might signal when the central bank will raise interest rates. The Fed releases its statement at 2 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday.

  • US STOCKS-Materials sector moves higher on DuPont, Nucor Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    trading higher on Wednesday as the best performing of the 10 major S&P sectors heading into the midpoint of the session, led by gains in DuPont and Nucor Corp..

  • *Uncertainty persists over Scotland referendum. NEW YORK, Sept 17- Stock markets around the world rose on Wednesday, boosted by speculation that the U.S.

  • European shares rise as Fed statement seen less hawkish Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    *Smiths Group falls after slump in operating profit. LONDON, Sept 17- European equities advanced in cautious trading on Wednesday on expectations that the U.S. Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.1 percent, against a 0.5 percent gain for the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares to 1,386.31 points by 1405 GMT.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- Housing stocks were solidly outperforming the broader market in the early stages of trading on Wednesday, in the wake of earnings from homebuilder Lennar Corp and upbeat data on the housing market.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, ahead of a key statement by the Federal Reserve which is expected to provide clues on the next monetary policy move by the U.S. central bank.

  • US stocks rise slightly in opening trade Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are rising slightly in early trading, ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement this afternoon that might signal when the central bank will raise interest rates.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stocks opened flat on Wednesday, ahead of a key statement by the Federal Reserve, which is expected to provide clues on the next monetary policy move by the U.S. central bank.

  • European shares gain on hope of less hawkish Fed Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    *Smiths Group falls after slump in operating profit. LONDON, Sept 17- European shares rose in cautious trading on Wednesday on expectations that the U.S. Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.2 percent, against a 0.6 percent gain for the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares to 1,386.66 points by 1035 GMT.

  • LONDON, Sept 17- Global stocks and commodity prices rose on Wednesday, boosted by speculation the U.S.

  • European stocks track Wall St gains ahead of Fed Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    PARIS, Sept 17- European shares rose in early trade on Wednesday, mirroring a rally on Wall Street sparked by a report that shifted investor expectations for the U.S.