Stock futures retain gains after ADP data
U.S. stock-index futures held modest gains Wednesday after ADP Employer Services said U.S. companies added a better-than-expected 163,000 jobs in July. See full story.
Stocks to watch Wednesday: HanesBrands, Scripps
MarketWatch's rundown of corporate headlines of interest to investors early Wednesday. See full story.
U.S. dollar fades ahead of Fed decision
The U.S. dollar edges lower in quiet trade as investors await the conclusion of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting. See full story.
European stocks climb ahead of Fed decision
Bank shares help lift European markets into positive territory ahead of a keenly awaited policy announcement from the U.S. central bank, while downbeat results from BMW check auto makers' gains. Euro-zone manufacturing data come in at the weakest in 37 months. See full story.
U.K. index up on earnings news
The main U.K. index was higher on Wednesday, boosted by strong results in the corporate sector, while miners are pressured following U.K. manufacturing data from July. See full story.
A decade after Ben Bernanke said he was sure the Fed could prevent a depression, he's learned a few lessons about his own limitations, writes Rex Nutting. See full story.
Most financial advisers have their clients' best interests at heart, but there are a few bad apples. Here's how to protect yourself, and your retirement funds, from rogue brokers and bad advice. See full story.