MARKET PULSE-Card companies, Cubist Pharma, Symantec, Vitran, Epiq

Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:26pm EDT
 
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July 31 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Wednesday:

WALL ST EXTENDS GAINS AS FED QUIET ON TAPERING

U.S. stocks added to gains on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the economy continues to recover but is still in need of support, offering no indication that a reduction in the pace of its bond-buying stimulus program is imminent. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 50.32 points or 0.32 percent, the S&P 500 gained 7.92 points or 0.47 percent while the Nasdaq Composite added 19.23 points or 0.53 percent.

** VISA INC $181.69, down 5 pct (1358 ET)

** MASTERCARD INC $610.69, up 0.7 pct (1357 ET)

** AMERICAN EXPRESS CO $73.90, down 1.3 pct (1358 ET)   Continued...