AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 2:03 p.m. EST

Fed keeps key interest rate unchanged while pledging to closely monitor global economy and markets

Investors are keeping their cool _ and keeping their hands off of their retirement accounts _ despite huge swings in the stock market that sent it careening to its worst start to a year ever

US sales of new homes climb 10.8 pct. in December, most robust pace in 10 months

Fiat Chrysler bets on SUV craze, sees Jeep sales soaring

Massachusetts’ attorney general says her office is investigating whether the makers of a breakthrough treatment of hepatitis C are violating state law by pricing the drug too high

The stock market is wavering in midday trading, with oil prices and energy companies rising again on the hope that production will be cut back

The head of Russian state oil pipeline monopoly Transneft says talks on output cuts are planned with Saudi Arabia and OPEC

Hess reports fourth-quarter loss, misses expectations

Some on gov’t panel against plan to curb painkillers have drugmaker ties

Stormy skies ahead for Boeing are overshadowing a very strong fourth quarter