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  • NEW YORK— Stocks posted solid gains on Thursday as investors, comfortable that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low, bought up stocks that pay big dividends. AT&T rose 54 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $41.11. Verizon Communications rose 48 cents, or 1 percent, to $52.35.

  • NEW YORK— The latest on developments in global financial markets:. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, led by gains in high-dividend stocks a day after the Federal Reserve said it would keep interest rates low. Stocks are moving higher on Wall Street in midday trading.

  • Sept 22- U.S. stocks looked set to rise at the open on Thursday, with the Nasdaq aiming at a record intraday high, a day after the Federal Reserve stood pat on interest rates. "The Fed probably appeared less hawkish than what the markets had expected," said Ryan Larson, head of equity trading at RBC Global Asset Management in Chicago. Wall Street rose on Wednesday, with the...

  • *Turkey, Indonesia cut rates, world total since 2015 almost 200. LONDON, Sept 22- Wall Street had record highs back in its sights on Thursday as world shares and bonds rallied after the Federal Reserve signalled an increasingly cautious approach to future U.S. rate increases. European markets followed Asia's lead, with Britain's FTSE 100 climbing 1.3 percent and...

  • *S&P 500 gains 1.1 percent after Fed decision. NEW YORK, Sept 21- U.S. stocks rallied and the dollar index eased further on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left U.S. interest rates unchanged, keeping its low-rate environment intact for now. And you could argue the market was satisfied that you didn't see a Fed anxious to raise rates dramatically, "said Quincy...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors were relieved that the Federal Reserve once again left interest rates unchanged. That sent dividend-paying stocks higher, while energy companies jumped with the price of oil. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 163.74 points, or 0.9 percent, to 18,293.70.

  • UNION, N.J. _ Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $167.3 million. Bed Bath& Beyond expects full-year earnings to be $4.50 to $5 per share. Bed Bath& Beyond shares have dropped 11 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased nearly 6 percent.

  • Best ETF picks for a low-rate Fed

    Which ETFs look best following the Fed’s decision not to raise interest rates? Eddy Elfenbein of the Crossing Wall Street blog and Gina Sanchez of Chantico Global discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • Gold miners surge after Fed

    The gold miners ETF, the GDX, surged after the Fed’s decision to keep interest rate targets on hold. Eddy Elfenbein of the Crossing Wall Street blog and Gina Sanchez of Chantico Global discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • Did the Fed sound the all-clear for stocks

    Following the Fed’s decision to hold off on a rate hike, have equities become more attractive? Eddy Elfenbein of the Crossing Wall Street blog and Gina Sanchez of Chantico Global discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • *Fed signals could tighten policy by year end. NEW YORK, Sept 21- U.S. stocks gained and the dollar index eased on Wednesday after the U.S. The body language makes it sound like they're warming people up for December, "said Stephen Massocca, chief investment officer, Wedbush Equity Management in San Francisco.

  • *Fed signals it could still tighten by year end. Sept 21- Wall Street gained on Wednesday after the U.S. "I don't think anybody is too surprised," said Alan Rechtschaffen, portfolio manager at UBS in New York.

  • Sept 21- Harley-Davidson Inc. shares jumped nearly 7 percent early on Wednesday as speculation resurfaced the company was a buyout target of equity firm Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts. Shares then pared gains after a company spokesperson said the company was not "aware of" anything specific that boosted the shares about 6.8 percent. "We don't comment on rumors,"...

  • Here's a trade on CVS that could get me big rewards: Trader

    Todd Gordon of TradingAnalysis.com trades CVS.

  • TOKYO, Sept 21- The Bank of Japan made an abrupt shift on Wednesday to targeting interest rates on government bonds to achieve its elusive inflation target, after years of massive money printing failed to jolt the economy out of decades-long stagnation. "The impression is that the BOJ is starting to pull back some of its troops from the battlefront," said...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Global stock indexes rose and the dollar fell to its lowest against the yen in nearly a month on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan overhauled its monetary policy to target interest rates and ahead of a Federal Reserve decision later in the day. The Fed will announce its policy decision at 2 p.m. EST. "The BOJ made some dovish comments and that has given...

  • *Fed statement on monetary policy due 2:00 p.m. ET. Sept 21- Wall Street rose on Wednesday, helped by gains in technology and energy stocks, ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision later in the day. The Fed is scheduled to release a statement at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by Chair Janet Yellen's press conference.

  • *Yields climb earlier as BOJ changes policy stance. NEW YORK, Sept 21- U.S. It held its policy rate at -0.10 percent and left its annual asset purchase at 80 trillion yen.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery was 1 cent lower at $4.05 a bushel; December corn was 1.25 cents lower at $3.3920 bushel; December oats was 1.25 cents higher at $1.7620 a bushel; while November soybeans lost 14 cents to $9.7560 a bushel. October live cattle was 1.25 cents higher...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors were relieved that the Federal Reserve once again left interest rates unchanged. That sent dividend-paying stocks higher, while energy companies jumped with the price of oil. "If we had not received these mixed messages, I don't think anybody would have been surprised," said Sam Stovall, U.S. equity strategist...