A Mixed Monday

Indices closed mixed on Monday. The Dow and S&P 500 shed some points while the Nasdaq ended the session in green territory. Trading was mixed on a variety of economic news. Household and personal products maker Church & Dwight Company said its third-quarter profit hit $115.9 million, or 85 cents per share, on revenue of $841.8 million.

Stocks Slip

Indices closed to the downside on Wednesday. Stocks traded lower on a variety of earnings news and comments from the Federal Reserve meeting. Noting solid job gains and indications of reduced labor market slack, the FOMC announced an end to qualitative easing this month.