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NEW YORK - Equities were flat while major currencies and commodities traded within recent ranges on Wednesday as investors awaited a statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve that they hope will shed light on its next move.
NEW YORK - Stocks dipped on Wednesday as investors awaited a Federal Reserve statement that could provide clues about the central bank's future stimulus efforts, a key to the market's current rally. | Video
NEW YORK - The dollar slipped to a four-month low against major currencies on Wednesday, ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement and news conference that could shed light on the direction of U.S. monetary policy over the next months.
BRUSSELS/ATHENS - European foot-dragging could leave Greece short of 2.0 billion euros ($2.7 billion) this year as some euro zone creditors are reluctant to roll over their Greek debt holdings, Greek and euro zone sources involved in the matter told Reuters.
DETROIT - General Motors Co. vehicles won eight awards in the annual J.D. Power & Associates survey of initial quality, a marked improvement since the largest American automaker turned itself around after a 2009 bankruptcy.
SAO PAULO - NYSE Euronext and Americas Trading Group are seeking Brazilian regulatory approval to open a new stock exchange, and the venture's officers said on Wednesday they believe it can boost trading volumes and liquidity in Latin America's largest equity market.
ROME, June 19 - Silvio Berlusconi said a ruling by Italy's constitutional court on Wednesday that rejected his bid to block a tax-fraud conviction would have no effect on his support for Prime Minister Enrico Letta's government.
(Corrects to show Weir Group has a Capital Markets day and is not releasing full-year results) LONDON, June 19 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 7-10 points, or as much as 0.2 percent lower, on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The UK blue chip index closed up 43.72 points, or 0.7 percent, at 6,374.21 on Tuesday. * Uncertainty over whether the U.S. Federal Reserve migh
* Nikkei rises 1.8 pct, Topix up 1.9 pct * Japan stocks fwd P/E falls to level not seen since BOJ action * SoftBank gains after Dish says abandons Sprint bid * TEPCO sinks, says finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwater By Dominic Lau TOKYO, June 19 - Japan's Nikkei average hit a one-week high on Wednesday, with traders citing the launch of a near $780 million investment trust as a driving factor, while SoftBank Corp rose as it looked likely to win the
* Indexes: HSI -1.1 pct, H-shares -1.5 pct, CSI300 -0.7 pct