Federal Reserve improves US markets

Americas Federal Reserve concluded a two-day meeting on Wednesday and announced no major changes following the meeting of its policy-making committee. Stocks improved modestly after the afternoon announcement, including those at the New York Stock Exchange, pictured.
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The New York Stock Exchange is viewed on July 31, 2013 in New York City. The Federal Reserve concluded a two-day meeting Wednesday and announced no major changes following the meeting of its policy-making committee. Stocks improved modestly after the afternoon announcement. (Getty Images)
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in afternoon trading on July 31, 2013 in New York City. The Federal Reserve concluded a two-day meeting Wednesday and announced no major changes following the meeting of its policy-making committee. Stocks improved modestly after the afternoon announcement. (Getty Images)
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A trader looks at a television during a Federal Reserve announcement on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 31, 2013 in New York City. The Federal Reserve concluded a two-day meeting Wednesday and announced no major changes following the meeting of its policy-making committee. Stocks improved modestly after the afternoon announcement. (Getty Images)
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during afternoon trading on July 31, 2013 in New York City. The Federal Reserve concluded a two-day meeting Wednesday and announced no major changes following the meeting of its policy-making committee. Stocks improved modestly after the afternoon announcement. (Getty Images)
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People walk along Wall Street outside of the New York Stock Exchange on July 31, 2013 in New York City. The Federal Reserve concluded a two-day meeting Wednesday and announced no major changes following the meeting of its policy-making committee. Stocks improved modestly after the afternoon announcement. (Getty Images)
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during afternoon trading on July 31, 2013 in New York City. The Federal Reserve concluded a two-day meeting Wednesday and announced no major changes following the meeting of its policy-making committee. Stocks improved modestly after the afternoon announcement. (Getty Images)