5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, March 23

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures drop, a day after Wall Street had resumed its upswing Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, March 21, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters 2. Moderna … Read more

Powell expects a quarter-point Fed rate hike this month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday that he supports a traditional quarter-point increase in the Federal Reserve’s benchmark short-term interest rate when the Fed meets later this month, rather than a larger increase that some of its policymakers have proposed. But Powell did open the door to a bigger hike in the event … Read more