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  • US 10-year yielding 2.685% after Fed verdict Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    Bond prices rose after the after the Federal Reserve released the minutes of its most recent policy committee meeting on Wednesday.

  • Boosting defenses against activists     Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly thinks companies will face more pressure from activist investors in the future.

  • Jan 29- Dow Chemical Co hiked its dividend and tripled its share buyback program, but signaled that it was in no hurry to fall in line with activist shareholder Daniel Loeb's demands to spin off its slow-growing petrochemical businesses. Shares of Dow Chemical, the largest U.S. chemical maker by sales, rose as much as 6 percent in early trading on Wednesday.

  • Hey Loeb, Buffett has my back: Dow Chemical CEO Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    Andrew Liveris

    Facing pressure from activist investor Dan Loeb, Dow Chemical chief Andrew Liveris told CNBC that Warren Buffett supports his vision for the company.

  • *Fed set for $10 billion taper; announcement 2:00 p.m. EST. *Boeing, Yahoo fall after results. NEW YORK, Jan 29- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, along with markets around the world, on concerns that bold efforts by Turkey and South Africa to stabilize their currencies may not be enough to staunch a cycle of selling in emerging markets.

  • Jan 29- Dow Chemical Co reported a quarterly profit that comfortably beat market expectations, hiked its dividend and tripled its share buyback program, joining rival DuPont in increasing shareholder returns amid investor activism.

  • *Fed set for $10 billion taper; announcement 2:00 p.m. EST. *Dow Chemical shares up in premarket after earnings beat. NEW YORK, Jan 29- Wall Street was set to open lower on Wednesday as investors shifted their focus from the Turkish central bank's bold interest-rate hike to the U.S.

  • U.S. stock index futures struggled around the flatine Wednesday, a day after an aggressive rate hike from the Turkish central bank and as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's next move on stimulus.

  • US STOCKS-Futures slide as focus shifts to Fed decision Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    *Fed set for $10 billion taper; announcement 2:00 p.m. EST. *Dow Chemical shares up in premarket after earnings beat. NEW YORK, Jan 29- U.S. stock index futures fell on Wednesday as investors shifted their focus from the Turkish central bank's bold interest-rate hike to the U.S.

  • Early movers: DOW, BA, WLP, T, YHOO, EA, & more Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Jan 29- Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and tripled its share buyback program to $4.5 billion, joining rival DuPont in increasing shareholder returns amid investor activism.

  • Buffett gave me kudos: Dow Chemical CEO     Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    Facing pressure from activist investor Dan Loeb, Dow Chemical Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris told CNBC that Warren Buffett supports his vision.

  • Jan 29- Dow Chemical Co raised its dividend 15 percent and expanded its share buyback program to $4.5 billion from $1.5 billion after posting a fourth-quarter profit. Net income available for common stockholders was $963 million, or 79 cents per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31.

  • Dow CEO: We are 'open to ideas'     Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman & CEO of Dow Chemical, breaks down the chemical company's fourth quarter results and shares his thoughts on Dan Loeb's call to spin-off its petrochemical business.

  • Jan 28- DuPont's quarterly profit doubled, beating market estimates, as its strong push into agriculture paid off, and the chemical maker said it would buy back $5 billion in stock. DuPont shares were up about 2 percent at $61.30 in premarket trading on Tuesday.

  • Traders anxious ahead of pivotal week on Wall St. Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 | 3:01 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Traders are bracing for another rough ride in markets this week, as the emerging markets continue to shakeout and the Fed is expected to announce another round of cuts to its easing program.

  • Squawking Davos with Hollywood & Wall Street stars Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    It's perfect for "Squawk Box": a who's who of corporate leaders, policymakers, Hollywood A-listers ... and our intrepid co-hosts.

  • Cramer: Major market changes happening overnight Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    This market is moving so rapidly that some major changes are literally manifesting overnight!

  • Investors watching earnings for any sign of growth Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 5:47 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    "Results are running light, and negative announcements have been off the hook," one analyst said amid a spate of disappointing reports.

  • U.S. stocks mostly fell on Tuesday as investors welcomed earnings from Delta Air Lines and Verizon Communications.

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