U.S. Stocks End Higher After Fed Meeting

By Anora MahmudovaMarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve offered no clear indication of the timing of the next rate hike, but left itself room to act as early as September, citing continued "solid" gains in the job market. The S&P 500 gained 15.32 points, or 0.7%, to 2,108.57. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 121.12 points, or 0.7%, to 17,751.39, marking the fifth consecutive triple-digit move for the blue-chip index. The Nasdaq Composite ended the session up 22.53 points, or 0.4%, at 5,111.73.

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