Indices climbed to all-time highs on Wednesday. Brands such as CVS, Oracle and Wells Fargo stepped up on Federal Reserve comments. Fed head Ben Bernanke said recent improvements in the U.S. labor market convinced the central bank that it was a suitable time to curtail the size of its stimulus program. Mr. Bernanke, who plans to retire at the end of January, said that $10 billion will be the general range for future incremental reductions, but noted flexibility based on pertinent data. Additionally, the FOMC will keep the federal funds rate near zero percent “well past” the time the unemployment rate dips below 6.5%. On another note, Oracle issued quarterly details after the closing bell. The software maker reported fiscal second-quarter revenue and earnings that exceeded street expectations.