Stocks edged lower Wednesday as minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting gave investors few new clues as to when U.S. interest rates may rise.
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Wall Street had its best day of the year, Wednesday, erasing a steep loss from the day before. Investors were reacting to minutes from the Fed's latest policy meeting.
The Fed's debate on whether to change its interest rate guidance heated up last month, with officials saying the central bank risked misleading investors.
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Home prices in the U.S. increased at the slowest pace in 20 months in July, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale.