Investors are spending another day on the sidelines as the Federal Reserve begins the latest two day meeting. Traders anticipating a decision on interest rates tomorrow afternoon are seemingly not making any big bets ahead of the news. The three major indices (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are mixed but none are up OR down by even a quarter of a percent.
Here are some of the other stories Yahoo Finance is keeping an eye on today.
Google's big bet on health insurance
Oscar, an insurance start-up that is aimed at individuals and not employers has a new ally -- Google (GOOGL). The growth-equity arm of the internet giant has invested $32.5 million in Oscar which is valued at $1.75 billion. Three of the 23 new insurance start-ups created since the launch of the Affordable Care Act have gone under. What sets Oscar apart (at least in Google's eyes)?
Target gets Fit(bit)
Target (TGT) is now offering its 300,000 employees Fitbit (FIT) activity trackers. The retailing giant hopes this will improve worker fitness and reduce healthcare costs, according to Bloomberg.
Retail worker shortage
As retailers gear up for the holidays, they may be facing a shortage of workers. Employment agencies for major retailers are already having trouble finding warehouse and fulfillment center workers for the upcoming holiday season.
Snapchat's new features
Snapchat just unveiled some new updates. Users will now be able to take enhanced, animated selfies, collect trophies, and pay for video replays.