U.S. Stocks Little Changed After Release Of Fed Minutes

By Wallace Witkowski Markets MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks were largely unchanged Wednesday following the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's December policy meeting. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 44 points, or 0.2%, to 19,926. The S&P 500 index advanced 11 points, or 0.5 %, to 2,269. The Nasdaq Composite index rose 42 points, or 0.8%, to 5,471. In the minutes, Fed officials discussed the possibility of a faster pace of rate hikes going forward.

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