Investors largely expected the FOMC to cut rates by a quarter point.The Fedread more
As the Fed was meeting to consider cutting interest rates, it lost control of the very benchmark rate that it manages.Market Insiderread more
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the he does not see the Fed using negative interest rates in the future.The Fedread more
The decision to cut rates followed a monthslong pressure campaign by Trump, who often criticized Chairman Jerome Powell by name as he called for lower interest rates.Politicsread more
President Barack Obama spoke at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday hosted by software company Splunk and addressed how tech can help solve problems.Technologyread more
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Steve Dowling, the head of Apple's public relations department, announced he will be leaving this week.Technologyread more
Tracy Britt Cool is leaving the firm after a decade to start a company that replicates Warren Buffett's business model, the Wall Street Journal reported.Marketsread more
Stocks closed little changed after the Federal Reserve failed to signal it will cut rates again in 2019, disappointing traders.US Marketsread more
A New York-based blockchain consulting firm allegedly extorted a Seattle-based crypto start-up with threats to hijack its initial coin offering, in a case announced Wednesday...Technologyread more
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann has floated the idea of becoming Israel's prime minister or leader of the world.Technologyread more
With Washington's debt battle off the boil, markets will quickly shift focus to earnings and how much the government shutdown actually impacted the economy.
Congress ended a tense standoff, as the House and the Senate passed a compromise bill to reopen the government and avert hitting the U.S. debt ceiling limit. The bill pushed the deadlines back to January for the spending resolution and February for the debt ceiling.
(Read more: Despite DC deal, market rally could be cut short)
Expectations for a deal earlier in the day triggered a rally in stocks, which saw both the and S&P 500 gain around 1.4 percent. Bonds also rallied, reversing earlier losses; the 10-year yield fell from a high of 2.76 percent to 2.67 percent by late afternoon.