Chinese manufacturing and Angela Merkel's victory at the polls leave US stock futures little changed.
Disney is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and Pandora is initiated with a 'fair value.'
The Federal Reserve surprised markets by keeping its stimulus measures intact.
A series of cost-cutting moves helps the delivery company turn a better profit than Wall Street expected. Shares rise 5% as a result.
Stocks are down as investors await the conclusion of the Feds FOMC meeting.
Stocks soar after the central bank says it wants more evidence of a strengthening economy before weaning markets slowly off massive injections of cash.
While the Fed announcement is dominating the news, concern mounts over the US debt and budget debates in Washington.
The central bank's decision on whether to trim its bond buying may dictate if the market has a good week. Oracle and FedEx earnings are on tap.
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