Stocks were little changed on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 near record highs, ahead of a policy decision by the Federal Reserve later in the day.
The U.S. central bank, which announces its decision at 2:00 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT), is expected to maintain its massive bond-buying campaign, and may indicate that its stimulus measures will be extended into 2014 amid softer readings on the U.S. economy.
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