U.S. stock futures rise and shares in Europe and Asia post strong gains after the Federal Reserve boosts interest rates and issues a dovish policy forecast.
Wall Street has slowly grown accustomed to the likelihood of three rates hikes this year. A hint of any more than that could cause market waves.
GE's purchases could drive additional 3-D printing M&A activity. But they also mean 3-D printer makers will be dealing with another deep-pocketed competitor.
3D Systems' results were far from spectacular. But with shares down over 80% from their highs, they didn't need to be.