The Federal Reserve's policymaking arm wraps up a two-day meeting. The big unknown: will it continue to cut back on the amount of bonds it buys each month to stimulate the economy. It announced in December that it would start that process this month by trimming -- buying $75 billion worth instead of the $85 billion it had been buying each month. Word from the Fed comes at 2 p.m. Eastern time, so keep an eye on the market around then.
Another interesting note: this is Ben Bernanke's final meeting at the helm of the Fed. Janet Yellen takes over next week.
Shares of Apple (AAPL) tumbled 8 percent Tuesday on disappointing results.
The Dow Jones industrial average (^DJI) snapped a five-day losing streak Tuesday. Blue chips gained 90 points, the Standard & Poor's 500 index (^GPSC) rose 11 and the Nasdaq composite (^IXIC) added 14.
President Obama wants to help workers save for retirement, even if they don't have access to IRA accounts at their jobs. In his State of the Union address last night, the President called for the establishment of a new "starter" account, that he's dubbed a MyRA. Workers would be able to contribute part of the wages into a government guaranteed savings account. Only half of the American workforce has access to company sponsored retirement accounts right now.
-Produced by Drew Trachtenberg.