The central bank meets to discuss interest rates and the economy. And everyone hopes they do a better job of explaining their policy.
The blue chips jump 181 after reports on jobless claims and retail sales cheer investors. Friday brings reports on consumer confidence and options expirations.
After falling for three straight days, stocks need a reason to move up. A decent jobless claims report could help. So could a benign day for interest rates.
The Dow sells at the open and ends down 117 as investors fret about Japan, interest rates and unrest in Turkey. Expect more ups and downs into next week at least.
The market tends to look its best at a peak, and companies their strongest before a fall -- so watch how much faith you put in predictions.
Stocks generally are quiet the week after the monthly jobs report. But all the talk about the Fed and interest rates may still push stocks around.
The market rebounds after testing several key supports. But stocks face big challenges with Friday's big jobs report.
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