NEW YORK - The Dow and the S&P 500 finished lower for the fourth consecutive session on Wednesday after investors found few reasons to make big moves, with uncertainty remaining over when the Federal Reserve will start to slow its stimulus. | Video
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FRANKFURT - New economic projections from the European Central Bank on Thursday are likely to point to euro zone inflation remaining below target into 2015, raising pressure on the bank to take fresh policy action next year.
WASHINGTON - Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet is making good progress as it nears initial combat use by the U.S. Marine Corps in July 2015, but the company must still finalize the software needed to deliver weapons and fuse data from its many sensors, the Pentagon's F-35 program chief told Reuters on Wednesday.
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