Some participants of the FOMC also feared that inflation could run below the Committee's two percent target for quite some time, but most continue to expect it to move back to the 2 percent target over the medium term.
Existing home sales and the Philadelphia Fed survey are released at 10 a.m.
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U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, with benchmarks at or near all-time highs, as Wall Street took in the Fed's comments.
In Europe, shares traded lower as investors reacted to worse-than-expected data from the euro zone and disappointing corporate earnings from the mining sector.
Euro zone November flash composite purchasing manager's index (PMI) data from Markit came in at 51.4, below forecasts by analysts polled by Reuters of 52.3, and below October's final reading of 52.1.
Shares in electronics giant Best Buy jumped over 5 percent in premarket trading after the group posted third quarter earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations.
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Dollar Tree is also expected to post its results ahead of market open, while Gap earnings for the third quarter are due after market close.
President Obama holds a key speech on immigration on Thursday evening.