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Companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting.
The Fed moved no closer to unwinding its monthly asset purchasing program at the October meeting, pointing instead to "coming months."
A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in October as households bought a range of goods.
Fewer Americans bought existing homes in October, as higher mortgage rates, the 16-day partial government shutdown and a limited supply of homes reduced sales.
Major shareholders like Carl Icahn who opposed Dell's $24.9 billion go-private acquisition were just trying to drive up the stock price, Michael Dell tells CNBC.
J.C. Penney is reporting a wider third-quarter loss, but the results showed its business is starting to stabilize.
JPMorgan Chase will pay $13 billion in a long-awaited deal with the Justice Department to settle claims over the financial crisis.
No. 2 home improvement chain Lowe's reported a rise in quarterly profit and raised its outlook for the current fiscal year on Wednesday.
Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday as a negative handover from Wall Street overshadowed remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Fed will maintain ultra-easy U.S. monetary policy "for as long as needed."
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
President Obama says the government needs to stop governing by crisis and noted that he doesn't foresee another debt-ceiling crisis happening soon.
U.S. stocks tallied modest declines on Tuesday as investors wait to hear from the Federal Reserve in weighing central-bank monetary moves ahead.
U.S. labor costs rose in the third quarter, pointing to tame wage inflation that should allow the Fed to maintain its bond-buying program.
European equities closed lower on Tuesday, with markets still cautious about when the U.S. Federal Reserve might scale back its stimulus program and disappointing corporate results weighing on Wall Street.
Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal disagrees with activist investors, like Carl Icahn, and revealed where he sees investment opportunities now.
Best Buy warned of an increasingly promotional holiday environment and promised to be competitive on price, raising concerns about margins.
Home Depot reported a rise in profit and sales as the world's largest home improvement chain continued to benefit from a U.S. housing market recovery.