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US stock indexes inch higher ahead of Fed announcement

US stock indexes inch higher ahead of Fed announcement

U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest economic and interest rate policy update
Updated: 5 hours ago
Trump pressing GOP senators to act on new health proposal

Trump pressing GOP senators to act on new health proposal

President Trump is pushing GOP senators to get behind the latest effort to pass a new health care overall to replace the Obama-era law
Updated: 5 hours ago
US home sales off 1.7 pct., hurt by Harvey and low supply

US home sales off 1.7 pct., hurt by Harvey and low supply

US home sales declined 1.7 percent in August, dragged down by Hurricane Harvey and sales listing shortage
Updated: 5 hours ago
3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

3 things to watch for from Fed in its statement, updated forecasts and Yellen news conference
Updated: 6 hours ago
The Latest: Cassidy promotes bill meant to replace Obamacare

The Latest: Cassidy promotes bill meant to replace Obamacare

In last-minute effort, Cassidy promotes legislation that would undo central pillars of Obamacare
Updated: 6 hours ago

Toshiba board decides on chip sale to Bain Capital group

Toshiba says its board has signed off on selling its computer chip business to a group led by Bain Capital Private Equity, but the deal's future remains unclear as Toshiba's U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital opposes it
Updated: 6 hours ago
European steel merger could see 4,000 jobs axed

European steel merger could see 4,000 jobs axed

Germany's Thyssenkrupp says it has reached a preliminary deal with Tata Steel of India to merge the two companies' European steel operations in a joint venture
Updated: 6 hours ago

China announces trade secrets crackdown to assure investors

China has announced a crackdown on violations of patents and trade secrets in an effort to mollify foreign companies ahead of a possible visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump
Updated: 8 hours ago
The Latest: Markets subdued ahead of Fed policy decision

The Latest: Markets subdued ahead of Fed policy decision

Financial markets are largely subdued ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement of its monetary policy meeting
Updated: 10 hours ago

Strong UK retail sales give pound another boost

Official figures show that retail sales in Britain during August rose strongly and for the third month running, a development that is likely to ease concerns about the scale of the inflation-led consumer slowdown
Updated: 11 hours ago