The Ben S. Bernanke-led Federal Reserve said the U.S. recovery was weak enough and that the threats from global financial instability were great enough that it would step in to support the economy.
Investors approved of the widely expected move and pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.7 percent, or 96.72 points, to 13,430.07 by 1:00 in New York. The S&P Retail Index rose 0.6 percent, or 3.74 points to 659.74.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)