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S&P 500 ends flat after Fed keeps easy money in play

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 finished a volatile session nearly flat on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve gave no hint that a reduction in the pace of its bond-buying program is imminent. Full story

News Summary: Stocks end July with strong gains

SIZZLING JULY: The stock market ended July with its biggest monthly gain since January. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 4.95 percent and the Dow Jones industrial average gained 3.96 percent. Full story

Facebook passes $38 initial public offering price

Facebook has found redemption in the form of a soaring stock price. Full story

Ackman builds nearly 10 pct. Air Products stake

Stock in Air Products and Chemicals hit an all-time high Wednesday after Bill Ackman's Pershing Square revealed that it had taken nearly a 10 percent stake in the industrial gas supplier. Full story

Nasdaq hits 13-year high

   CNBC's Seema Mody reports on what has been a huge month for tech sectors. The best performing stock is Facebook, and Apple is also doing well.

Analysts maintain upbeat views Aflac

Analysts maintained positive views on insurer Aflac Inc. following the company's second-quarter earnings report. Full story

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Delphi reports higher profit, but outlook disappoints

S&P 500, Nasdaq end up as tech gains; potash shares sink

Riverbed tumbles after hours on 2Q revenue miss

Amgen 2Q net dips on higher research, other costs

News Summary: Stocks plod ahead of Fed statement

Facebook stock almost hits IPO price, 14 months after rocky debut

Dollar up, stocks pare gains as central banks meet

Boyd Gaming 2nd-quarter performance mixed

Exclusive: Schneider nears $5 billion Invensys deal - sources

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  Market check ahead of the Fed

The Kentucky college has received one of the biggest school endowment gifts in U.S. history, reports CNBC's Seema Mody; and stocks hold steady ahead of the Fed's conclusion to its 2-day meeting, with Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital Markets, and Mike Oz...

  Oil stocks higher

A look at the oil stocks that have hit new highs today and the places to put your money during the U.S. "energy renaissance," with John Dowd, Fidelity.

  Nasdaq's win streak in jeopardy

CNBC's Seema Mody has the details on stocks contributing to the Nasdaq's decline, including Tesla, tech sectors, and biotech.

  Tesla weighing on the Nasdaq

CNBC's Seema Mody reports on the biggest movers on the Nasdaq. Tesla fell after a bearish note from Goldman Sachs, and Randgold Resources is the Nasdaq's top stock today.

  Should US Postal be private?

England is planning to take its mail to the public by selling shares on the London stock exchange. Matt Welch, Reason Magazine and CNBC's Brian Sullivan, discuss whether the U.S. Postal Service should do the same.

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