Expectations are low that the Fed will provide any new policy insight next week, and focus should stay on economic reports and a flood of earnings.
U.S. stocks closed higher, recovering from the prior day's selloff, as investors eyed higher Treasury yields and looked for signs of economic growth.
US stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday ahead of a data-packed day, after stocks closed down more than 1 percent.
Some utilities are pushing back against the growing number of customers who use solar technology to generate their own electricity.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat to higher open on Friday ahead of a crucial meeting between Greece and its euro zone creditors.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:
Last year was a great one for many high-yielding stocks, and investment managers are hoping for something close to that in 2015.
Stocks fell Wednesday as investors mulled the slowdown in Europe and earnings from retailers.
Some of Friday's midday movers:
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Obama's new proposal to crack down on carbon emissions from coal-fired electricity plants will have a limited effect on utility stocks.
Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
Rooftop solar and utilities have been on a collision course for years, and now, the political fight is escalating, and getting dirty.
Stolen copper is so valuable because it's used for so many items. But a growing industry is going to great lengths, including satellite images, to stop scavengers.
Copper is used in homes, by utilities and for a number of industrial processes, and increasingly, thieves are going after the metal anywhere they can find it.
Conventional wisdom would suggest it’s time to get out of the market about now. But this market is anything but conventional.
Stocks were higher across the board in thin trading Friday, with major averages struggling to close higher for the week, but gains were limited as investors hesitated to jump in amid a lack of strong catalysts to further fuel the recent rally.
Utility crews worked to restore power to an additional 200,000 customers in the New York area after a nor'easter blasted the region that's still trying to recover from Super Storm Sandy.
Ahead of the presidential election, CNBC created the CNBC Obama Index and the CNBC Romney Index featuring companies that could be viewed as winners or losers depending on the outcome of the race.