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House Republicans plan to offer a spending bill that would fund the government at current sequester spending levels but defund Obamacare.
Washington is stuck in a stalemate over budgets, debt and health care, leaving government unable to function, President Obama says.
U.S. housing starts rose less than expected in August, but a surge in permits for single-family homes pointed to sustained strengthen in the housing market recovery.
U.S. regulators voted to propose a new rule that would require companies to disclose how their CEO's compensation compares with that of all employees.
The Fed should taper its bond-buying program, but it's not as big a deal as investors think it is, Goldman chief Lloyd Blankfein tells CNBC.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
FedEx reported earnings and revenue that beat expectations as the courier company cut costs and its lower-priced ground shipping business did well.
Asian stock indices closed mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
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Stocks closed higher Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 finishing in positive territory for the third-straight session, as Federal Reserve policymakers kicked off their two-day meeting.
JPMorgan Chase is close to reaching settlements of roughly $800 million in fines related to its London Whale trading loss.
Stocks eased off their best levels Monday but still finished sharply higher, boosted by news that Larry Summers had pulled out of the race to be the next head of the Federal Reserve. Still, the Nasdaq finished lower, dragged by sharp losses in Apple.
The overall index is still above where it was a year ago, but sales are not as robust as had been expected, and buyer traffic is in the negative.
Improvements in the U.S. debt and deficit outlook will be overtaken by rising costs of caring for an aging population over the next 30 years.
European shares trimmed losses to close lower on Tuesday, but investors remained cautious about the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.
Asian equity markets ended mostly lower on Tuesday amid anticipation of a reduction in U.S. stimulus ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.
U.S. consumer prices barely rose in August as the cost of energy fell, but an increase in rents and medical care costs pointed to a stabilization in underlying inflation.
Microsoft announced a $40 billion stock buyback on Tuesday, as well as a 22 percent dividend increase.
"We cannot afford for Congress to gamble with the full faith and credit of the United States of America," Lew said.
Obama said it would be the "height of irresponsibility" for lawmakers to cause another economic crisis just five years after the financial crisis.