JPMorgan's chief U.S. equity strategist, Tom Lee, told CNBC on Thursday that a "construction boom" seems imminent and should boost stocks.» Read More
Banks have begun selling bonds backed by foreclosed homes turned into rentals in the U.S., bringing calls for Congress to look into the deals.
Adjusting to a world with less Fed liquidity has created pain in those markets with current account deficiencies, weak currencies and inflation.
Companies in the news after Wednesday's bell.
"We thought he would be my successor ... That's not going to be the case," Pimco co-founder Bill Gross said.
The House of Representatives passed an controversial farm bill Wednesday that cuts spending by about $23 billion.
The Federal Reserve's first decision of 2014 and the last of the Ben Bernanke era is a crucial one for markets worldwide.
A rising hedge fund star has made a big bet on Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba, believing the company will be worth at least $200 billion.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
The Fed is expected to announce a $10 billion taper of its bond-buying program, despite talk that a shakeout in emerging markets will give it pause.
Markets are diving after Turkey and South Africa raised interest rates, suggesting investors think many central bankers have gone too far.
Hedge fund manager Paul Singer is "shocked" by Bitcoin's rise, especially given gold's fall.
We are at one of those strange moments in modern trading where an obscure currency is the proxy for an emerging market crisis.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
A look at the tough times through which Chairman Ben Bernanke steered the Federal Reserve, and the road ahead for Janet Yellen.
Companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
Investors hoping for the much-ballyhooed market correction to take hold so they can jump in at sharply lower prices may have a long wait.
Turkey's central bank's call to action helped stabilize emerging markets, but India's rate hike provided an added boost to confidence.
The president's State of the Union address could hit on topics affecting a wide range of companies and industries. What you need to know.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
After a temporary drop in the last six weeks of 2013, short interest is back on the rise.