Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4:23 pm
News Summary: S&P 500 index nears a record high
By The Associated Press
NO WORRIES: Analysts believe investors have already priced in the expected reduction of Fed help. Stocks have been rising in advance of the announcement.
THE SCHEDULE: The Fed is expected to release its policy statement at 2 p.m. Eastern, followed by a press conference with chairman Ben Bernanke at 2:30 p.m.