The Fed minutes also note that "a couple" members wanted a 50 basis point cut, based primarily on the weak inflation readings.The Fedread more
Market focus is largely attuned to the Federal Reserve, with the U.S. central bank scheduled to publish its latest meeting minutes.Bondsread more
Federal Reserve members worried over future growth are highly concerned about the U.S.-China tariff battleThe Fedread more
President Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook have had a rocky relationship in recent years, but Trump is now complimenting the executive publicly.Technologyread more
Corporate debt recently passed the $1 trillion mark in a continuing sign of global financial displacement.Marketsread more
"Federal debt, which is already high by historical standards, is on an unsustainable course," CBO director Phillip Swagel said in the report.Politicsread more
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President Trump liked Germany's sale of no-interest, 30-year bonds Wednesday, but investors weren't so eager to buy them.Market Insiderread more
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"If you look at the market over the past week, stocks don't need any help. They are roaring ahead, without the Fed doing anything," says the longtime market strategist.Marketsread more
Target CEO Brian Cornell still thinks the U.S. consumer is strong and spending. Target's latest quarterly results showed the big-box retailer is benefiting from that.Retailread more
Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Thursday:
Lululemon - The apparel retailer beat estimates on both the top and bottom lines for its most recent quarter, but investors are focusing on a cut in Lulu's full-year forecast. The company added that it's recovered from problems caused by the recall of its popular line of yoga pants.
Netflix - Morgan Stanley cut Netflix shares to "equalweight" from "overweight" on a valuation basis, saying a fundamental mis-pricing that's been in place over the past twelve months has now been corrected.
Allstate - Wells Fargo upgraded the insurer to "outperform" from "market perform", saying Allstate has several positive trends unique to the company in an industry where the outlook is upbeat overall.
Royal Caribbean - The cruise line operator more than doubles its quarterly dividend to 25 cents per share from 12 cents. It's also named former Ernst & Young CEO William Kimsey as its first lead director.
Pandora - The online radio site has named former Microsoft executive Brian McAndrews as its new chief executive officer. He will replace Joe Kennedy, who had announced in March that he would be leaving the company.
Qualcomm - The chipmaker has announced a new $5 billion stock buyback program, replacing an earlier $5 billion program that had been announced in March. Qualcomm had already purchased more than half the stock authorized under the previous program.
Mead Johnson Nutrition - Mead Johnson said its board approved a $500 million share repurchase plan. The nutrition products company still has about $9.7 million in authorizations remaining from a prior repurchase plan.
Men's Wearhouse - The men's clothier cut its full year earnings guidance, as retail clothing sales fall below the company's initial forecasts. The company reported profit of $1.01 per share for its most recent quarter, below estimates of $1.14, with revenue also below analyst forecasts.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Ametek - The two will join the S&P 500 after the close of trading on September 20. They will replace Advanced Micro Devices and SAIC, which will take the place of Vertex and Ametek in the .
- The satellite radio company is being sued by record companies Capitol Records, Sony Music, Universal Music, and Warner Music, which claim Sirius is not paying royalties for recordings from prior to 1972.
Wal-Mart - The retailer has announced "aggressive" pricing for Apple's (AAPL) newest iPhones. It's selling the iPhone 5S for $189, $10 less than Apple's stated price, and the iPhone 5C for $79 compared to the Apple list price of $99.
Zynga - Evecore Partners has upgraded the online game provider's stock to "equal weight" from "underweight", based on increasing user engagement and potential for a continuation of that trend.
Symantec - The anti virus software provider's shares were cut to "equalweight" from "overweight" at Morgan Stanley.
—By CNBC's Peter Schacknow
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