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Wall Street trades higher after Fed keeps interest rates unchanged

Wall Street traded higher today after the U.S. Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged and said the economy and job market continued to strengthen. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) added 0.8 percent to 2,109.05 at 3:53 p.m. in New York. The 30-company Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) gained 0.7 percent to 17,753.92, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) rose 0.5 percent to 5,114.71. 

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Thursday's agenda - More big cap results, including Rolls and BT

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