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Companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
Some of Thursday's midday movers.
Companies are making headlines before the bell Thursday.
Even with stocks surging to record highs, traders see upside for the market into year end and they are looking to Santa to provide some of the lift.
Companies making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
The Fed's surprise decision to slow down its bond buying program was greeted by markets as a sign the economy is improving, a longer term bearish omen for bonds but a positive for stocks for now.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
If the VIX is a fear indicator, the slight upward slope suggests the market isn't particularly worried about the taper now.
The Fed put is still very much alive. That, bulls argue, will be a major underpinning for stocks in 2014.
Companies are making headlines before the bell Wednesday:
It should be a slightly more hawkish Ben Bernanke presiding over his final meeting, even though many Fed watchers say odds are against a taper.
Companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
Buybacks are good news, but the increase in share repurchases may not be as impressive as it seems.
Tuesday's midday movers:
Companies making headlines before the bell Tuesday.
Companies are making headlines after the bell Monday:
The taper question is certain to dominate markets again on Tuesday
Monday's midday movers:
Companies are making headlines before the bell Monday.
Traders are widely divided on what the Fed will do next week, which raises the odds for a volatile market reaction.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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After much speculation, the Federal Reserve said it will cut its monthly bond buys to $75 billion from $85 billion.