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- UPDATE 2-Merck's insomnia drug moves a step closer to U.S. approval8:48 PM ET | Reuters
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- Delta will wait for new planes to mature: CEO8:46 PM ET | Reuters
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- 18:36 ET Wesco Aircraft announces pricing of sale of 15 mln shares of common stock by the Carlyle Group (CG) at $16 per share
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- 18:16 ET National Retail Properties prices depositary shares representing Series E cumulative redeemable preferred stock
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[BRIEFING.COM] The S&P 500 settled lower by 0.8% after early strength turned into afternoon weakness.
Today's headline event came in the form of Ben Bernanke's testimony before the Joint Economic Committee. During his remarks, Chairman Bernanke said premature tightening of monetary policy could stall the pace of recovery. This followed weeks of conflicting remarks from FOMC members, which sparked speculation regarding possible changes to the Fed's policy course.
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