• Stock market » S&P 500 nears record high amid FOMC
    September 18, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    The Standard and Poor’s 500 rose for the tenth time in the last 11 sessions as the FOMC coalesced in Washington for its September meetings. The benchmark index approached its record high of 1,709.67 as consumer staples, healthcare and technology stocks soared. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) led all trade activities after announcing it would boost dividends