FED: The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the economy was likely to expand modestly over the next two years. But Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke cautioned that the pace of economic growth will likely be "frustratingly slow."

GREECE: The Greek prime minister traveled to France Wednesday and is scheduled to meet with leaders of the Group of 20 nations Thursday and Friday to discuss Europe's bailout plan for the country.

THE DOW: The Dow gained 178 points to close at 11,836. The Dow lost 573 points the previous two days.