U.S. stocks were marginally higher in thin late-morning trading on Thursday, with investors reluctant to trade aggressively ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision later in the day.
The Fed will announce the outcome of its policy meeting and release its latest economic projections at 2 p.m. ET, followed by a news conference by Chair Janet Yellen at 2:30 p.m.
18:05 DP World, Quebec's Caisse to create C$5 billion investment vehicle12
14:36 U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent13
20:24 Bears QB Jay Cutler to have season-ending shoulder surgery12
19:24 Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho out for five weeks with injury12