Nightly Business Report – August 26, 2016

Tonight on Nightly Business Report.. What a high-ranking Fed official said that changed the mood on Wall Street and sent stocks lower.
Plus, the high-tech innovations that are cropping up on America’s farms.

beach

Attorneys call January “Divorce Month,” but new research finds that summer vacation may be a risk period, too.

sentiment

A measure of consumers’ attitudes was slightly lower this month, according to new data.

herbalife

Bill Ackman tells CNBC he was approached indirectly by Carl Icahn to purchase a stake in Herbalife — his longtime short target.

yellen

At Jackson Hole, Fed Chair Janet Yellen voiced optimism about the economy and an expectation that interest rate hikes are ahead.

NBR-Thum

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, Mylan’s CEO responds to critics over EpiPen price hikes and blames the broken health care system.
Plus, could the simple act of watching a video hack your smartphone one day? Researchers may have discovered a secret command.

Secret voice commands could hack your smartphone

Researchers discovered voice commands that can be hidden in online videos and used for malicious purposes. Andrea Day reports.

Nightly Business Report – August 25, 2016

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, Mylan’s CEO responds to critics over EpiPen price hikes and blames the broken health care system.

Plus, could the simple act of watching a video hack your smartphone one day? Researchers may have discovered a secret command.

taxi

Singapore is taking the next step in the world’s move towards self-driving vehicles with the first public trial of autonomous-drive taxis.

downsize

Have a houseful of stuff and don’t know what to do with it? Downsize and make some money. We show you how.

money

American banks spent the second quarter crying all the way to the, well, bank.

mylan

Price increases on life-saving EpiPens have parents outraged — but the CEO of the company that makes them said no one’s more frustrated than her.

NBR-Thum

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, why Mylan’s relationship with Congress has played a big role in the growth of EpiPen sales.
Plus, why some promising software engineers are choosing coding camp over college.

Judge denies bail to Kobi Alexander

A district judge denied bail to Kobi Alexander, the man at the center of one of the last remaining criminal cases from the dotcom era.

Fed set to meet at Jackson Hole

One Central Bank official says he expects the Fed to hike rates this year. But as Steve Liesman reports, many economists and strategists believe the path to a rate hike is anything but clear.