The Federal Open Market Committee is likely to further trim bond purchases as it meets for the last time before Janet Yellen takes over as head of the U.S. central bank from Ben S. Bernanke.
Matt Ryan threw four touchdown passes as the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Detroit Lions 31-18 to clinch the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage through the National Football Conference playoffs.
The World Economic Forum begins in Davos, Switzerland, with more than 1,600 executives and policy makers attending, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
Brad Smith scored two touchdowns, including an 89-yard kickoff return, to lead the New York Jets to a 26-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will host the Green Bay Packers in the opening game of the National Football League’s 2014 season.