FED STOPS RALLY: The stock market retreated from all-time highs Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy still needed support.
STIMULUS TO STAY: The nation's central bank said it would "await more evidence" that the economy was improving before starting to pull back its stimulus program. The Fed's announcement was mostly expected by investors. The next time the Fed can revisit its bond-buying program will be in mid-December, but investors say it might be March before the Fed makes a move.
INVESTORS "LIKE" FACEBOOK: The social media giant's stock jumped $4.26, or 9 percent, to $53.25 in aftermarket trading. Facebook said it an adjusted profit of $621 million, or 25 cents per share in the latest quarter, 6 cents better than analysts had expected.
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