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  • Figures on government spending and debt Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • Bond market hears Fed hawks; stocks see doves Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:12 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Bonds sold off as traders read the Fed's new rate forecasts as slightly more aggressive, but dovish comments from Yellen and the Fed statement drove stocks up.

  • Fed will end QE in Oct., 'considerable time' remains Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:48 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the NYSE as Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks on television during a June news conference.

    The Fed remained on its easy-money course, allaying market fears that it might start raising interest rates sooner than expected.

  • Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace.

  • Here's what changed in new Fed statement Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:07 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    This is a comparison of today's FOMC statement with the one issued after the Fed's previous policy-making meeting on July 30.

  • Yellen stands by 'considerable time' assessment Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

    After years of nearly complete clarity regarding policy, the Federal Reserve has had investors and economists scrambling of late.

  • 5 things small businesses need to know this fall Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall?

  • Cabin interior firm announces Arkansas facility Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    Beaudet Aviation said its new facility is adjacent to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport and that it will supply Dassault Falcon Jet with completion work for its Falcon models. Beaudet Aviation is a subsidiary of JCB Aero.

  • Investors buy German debt at negative rates Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Germany auctioned 3.34 billion euros Wednesday in two-year notes at an average yield of minus 0.07 percent. Expectation the European Central Bank will buy bonds has also driven down yields, which move opposite to prices. The European Central Bank has slashed its interest rate benchmarks in an attempt to spur growth and lift inflation.

  • Don't care about Alibaba? Here's why it may matter Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    The words 'Made in USA' are displayed on the label on a pair of denim jeans.

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma has touted the e-commerce giant as a path for U.S. companies to access the consumer market in China. Small business owners share their experiences.

  • New Jersey offers deal to those behind on taxes Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey officials are giving a break to people who have unpaid tax liabilities as the state struggles to meet revenue projections. Chris Christie has previously said he opposes using an amnesty program to get a shot of revenue.

  • House passes bills highlighting IRS controversy Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The House passed three bills designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status. One bill makes it illegal for IRS workers to use personal email accounts to conduct official business.

  • 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.

  • North Dakota GOP unveils oil patch spending plan Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota Republicans on Wednesday unveiled an $800 million one-time spending plan to address immediate problems tied to the oil boom in the western part of the state.

  • 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.

  • This poverty data masks the reality Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:18 AM ET
    A man begs for money on a stairwell in an entrance to the Port Authority Bus Terminal on August 21, 2014 in New York City.

    The latest government poverty report doesn't tell the whole story about what it means to be poor in America. Here's why.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St to open flat, eyes on Fed statement Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stocks were set to open little changed 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-Futures little changed as Fed statement awaited Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stock index futures were little changed 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.

  • Ukraine central bank sees economy growing 1 pct in 2015 Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:19 AM ET

    KIEV, Sept 17- Ukraine's economy should pick up next year and grow 1.0 percent, the central bank said on Wednesday, after a sharp contraction this year due mainly to the impact of the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine has already received two disbursements under a $17 billion International Monetary Fund bailout this year.

  • TOKYO, Sept 17- The Bank of Japan has begun paying banks for the privilege of lending them cash in a sign the central bank is reaching the limits of its power to reflate the economy, although it may soon be forced to pump yet more money into the financial system.

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