PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Sept 19

Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:16am EDT
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Sept 19 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* Seeing a more uneven economic climate than they expected and the potential for fiscal discord in Washington, Federal Reserve officials got cold feet Wednesday and decided to keep their signature easy money program in place for the time being. (

* On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve gave the markets uncertainty and confusion about plans to wind down its bond-buying program, and markets loved it, sending U.S. stock indexes to records. But big questions remain about what lies ahead. (

* Immigration to the United States picked up last year - driven largely by growing numbers of newcomers from Asia rather than the Hispanic immigrants that fueled the nation's population growth before the recession. (

* Regulators in the United States and the UK are expected to fine JPMorgan Chase & Co more than $900 million for actions tied to its 2012 "London whale" trading debacle, according to a person familiar with the settlement talks. (   Continued...