Transcript: Nightly Business Report – July 30, 2019

ANNOUNCER:  This is NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT with Bill Griffeth and Sue Herera.  


SUE HERERA, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT ANCHOR:  Solid results.  Apple`s  quarter was strong.  The outlook was as well, thanks to demand for products  and services other than its iPhone.  


BILL GRIFFETH, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT ANCHOR:  Murky picture.  President  Trump has sharp words for China, adding an element of confusion to the new  round of trade talks.  


HERERA:  Massive bank breach.  Millions of Capital One customers had their  data accessed by a hacker, but this one is unlike most others.  
Those stories and more tonight on NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT for Tuesday, July  30th.  


GRIFFETH:  And we do bid you a good evening, everybody, and welcome.  
One of the tent poles of any earning seasons is Apple`s report.  And after  the bell tonight, we learned that its revenue returned growth, reassuring  those shareholders concerned that the slowdown in sales of its flagship  iPhone was going to hurt other things.  The company also reported better  than expected profits and issued solid guidance.  


There was a noticeable improvement in its operations in China and it posted  record revenue for its services business.  Apple`s results, of course, are  widely followed given its status as one of the world`s biggest companies  and its shares are held in most mutual funds and retirement accounts.  


Tonight, the stock rose in initial after hours trading.  
Josh Lipton starts us off tonight from Apple`s headquarters in Cupertino,  California.  
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JOSH LIPTON, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT CORRESPONDENT:  Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)  today sells a range of products and services from the watch to music  streaming but its bread and butter remains the iPhone, iPhone revenue in  the quarter came in at $26 billion, that was roughly in line with what Wall  Street was looking for.  That was down 12 percent, but it is an improvement  from their prior quarter.  


Remember in Q2, iPhone revenue was down about 17 percent.  Part of the  issue for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) with the iPhone franchise right now is that  the replacement cycle is getting longer.  I mean, people are holding on to  their iPhones for longer.  


I asked Tim Cook whether his trade-in programs at the company are having a  positive impact or are they tightening the replacement cycle.  Cook telling  me it was a key part of the improvements sequentially, meaning quarter over  quarter.  Also, he told me the trade-in and financing program were key to  results in China.  


For NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT, I`m Josh Lipton, Cupertino, California.  
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HERERA:  Dan Morgan joins us now to talk more about these numbers from  Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).  He is a portfolio manager at Synovus Trust.  
Dan, welcome.  Nice to have you here.


A lot of people were focusing on China`s — on Apple`s China`s strategy.   And, you know, we just saw Josh Lipton mention a couple of things, but it  sounds like their multi-pronged approach to China was very successful this  last quarter.  


DAN MORGAN, SYNOVUS TRUST PORTFOLIO MANAGER:  Well, you`re right, Sue.  I  mean, if you look at revenues, they only fell by 4.1 percent compared to a  drop of 25 percent in the previous quarter.  So it seems like things are  starting to turn around a bit.  The bleeding in China, so to speak, is  starting to improve.  So that`s a big part of the recipe for growth for  them going forward.  


So very encouraging that we are seeing not such a big drop in China on this  most recent third quarter.  


GRIFFETH:  Tim Cook`s not-so-secret strategy has been to transition Apple  (NASDAQ:AAPL) away from hardware sales and emphasize services more.  Are  you seeing that with this kind of report, Dan?  


MORGAN:  I think so.  I mean, even though service revenue was a little bit  short, it was still pretty strong.  That is a big component, as you say, of  their future growth story.  If you think about this, services, their gross  margin is about 64 percent and the total gross margin for the company is  about 37 percent.  So, it`s a big component of future growth and growing  their margins.  


HERERA:  Now what about this replacement cycle?  Josh once again mentioned  that.  Are you satisfied with the way that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is  approaching that particular problem, people are holding on to their devices  longer?  Are you happy with Tim Cook`s strategy there?  


MORGAN:  Well, Sue, it is still a big challenge for them and, you know,  they have some new phones coming out this fall, the iPhone 11.  Probably  not much is going to happen there, but next year, they`re supposed to be  issuing their 5G, potentially a foldable phone that will compete against  Samsung.  I think that`s going to hopefully generate some of the upgrade  cycle they`re looking for.  


HERERA:  Dan Morgan, thank you so much.  Dan is with Synovus Trust.  
MORGAN:  Thank you, Sue.


GRIFFETH:  And on Wall Street, the Dow snapped a three-day win streak today  with a modest decline.  Certainly, earnings are important but so are those  trade talks in Shanghai, and it probably didn`t help that President Trump  renewed his attacks on China just as the talks were getting started again.  


That seemed to contribute today`s minus signs with the industrial average  down 23 points to 27,198.  Nasdaq was down 19, the S&P slipped by seven.  
Eamon Javers reports tonight from Washington.  
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EAMON JAVERS, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT CORRESPONDENT:  Even as the U.S.  delegation arrived in Shanghai today for a new round of trade talks,  President Trump gave a conflicting assessment of China`s interest in  reaching a deal.  Speaking to reporters outside the White House, the  president first suggested Chinese negotiators were stalling until after the  election, but seconds later said just the opposite.  That he believed the  Chinese side was eager to do a deal with him.  


DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:  Well, I think the biggest  problem to a trade deal is China would love to wait and just hope, they  hope — it is not going to happen, I hope.  But they would just love if I  got defeated, so they could deal with somebody like Elizabeth Warren or  Sleepy Joe Biden.  


And I will tell you this, China is dying to make a deal with me, but  whether or not I`ll do it — it is up to me.  It is not up to them.  


JAVERS:  The president`s divergent assessments added an element of  confusion to an already-murky picture with both sides lowering expectations  of a deal between the two economic powers.  It`s not clear what progress  Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer can  make with their counterpart this week.  


Still, White House officials voiced optimism that the talks were happening  at all, the 12-round of discussions, but the first to rekindle negotiations  since talks broke down in May.  


MARC SHORT, CHIEF OF STAFF TO VP PENCE:  We felt we were run to about the  ten yard line previously and then we felt there were several hard liners  within China that pulled back because some of the enforcement mechanisms  they were unwilling to live with.  I think it is going to challenge our  relationship with China for some time, is that when they strike deals, they  backtrack on a lot of areas where we wanted to enforce the restrictions  that we put in place.  


JAVERS:  And the president praised himself on Twitter for slashing millions  of Chinese jobs and seizing the initiative in the ongoing talks.  
Officials have released scant details on the progress of or even the  schedule for the negotiations in Shanghai this week, but a White House  official tells me that officials are encouraged that the talks are even  happening.  And that means the relationship might be back on the right  track.  
For NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT, I`m Eamon Javers in Washington.  
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HERERA:  Well, the trade war and slowing global growth have proved to be a  drag on some company`s quarterly results but not all.  That`s just one of  the trends emerging at the halfway point of earnings season.  
Bob Pisani reports from the New York Stock Exchange.  
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BOB PISANI, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT CORRESPONDENT:  There`s good news and  there`s bad news about earnings.  The good news is we`re halfway through  earnings season.  We managed to avoid an earnings recession two straight  quarters of negative earnings growth, and corporate guidance for the second  half has not collapsed.  


Earnings are essentially flat for the second quarter compared to the second  quarter of last year, 76 percent of companies are beating.  That`s right in  line with the recent average.  


But there are some warning signs for investors.  First, stocks are pretty  pricey right now.  There`s very little room for misstep.  Second, clarity  on global growth is, well, to put it mildly pretty illusive.  And the trade  wars and slower global growth are clearly having an impact on earnings.  
Companies that generate more than half of their revenues overseas are  seeing declines in their earnings of about 10 percent on average, but  companies with less than half of their sales from overseas, that are more  domestically focused, on average, they`re seeing gains of 6 percent.   That`s a big difference.  


Finally, the markets are becoming a lot more dependent on looser monetary  policy from the central banks to cushion the blow from slower global  growth.  But it`s not clear that global central bank magic is always going  to work wonders.  The market`s biggest fear is that central bank rate cuts  may in the future no longer provide any big boosts to global growth or to  corporate earnings, implying central banks are essentially running out of  bullets.  Well, if that happens, you are going to see earnings guidance  come down dramatically, but it has not happened yet.  


Well, the most dire warning of the bears have not come to pass, they do  have a point though.  It is tough to be bullish when the S&P 500 is up 20  percent for the year, earnings are flat, and there is so little clarity on  global growth.  


For NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT, I`m Bob Pisani at the New York Stock Exchange.  
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GRIFFETH:  Federal Reserve policymakers began their two-day meeting on  interest rates today, and while many expect the central bank to loosen  monetary policy tomorrow, not everyone agrees.  
Steve Liesman breaks down the latest great rate debate.  
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STEVE LIESMAN, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT CORRESPONDENT:  Most in the market  agree with what the Fed will do with monetary policy tomorrow, that is cut  interest rates.  But they disagree on what the Fed should do.  


Ninety-eight percent of the respondents to the CNBC Fed survey see a rate  cut and nearly all say it will be a quarter point rate cut.  But asked what  the Fed should do, and that`s where there`s a split.  About half say the  Fed should not cut rates at all, mostly because the economy is in pretty  good state.  


John Kattar, chief investment officer at Ardent Asset Management writes in  response to the survey, quote: Objectively, the case for a rate cut is not  obvious.  The economic data has simply not been weak enough and the level  of rates is already low.  More economic data today showed strong consumer  confidence along with healthy growth in personal income and spending.  It`s  not the kind of economic data you typically see when the Fed is cutting  rates.  


And the survey showed most expect the economy to slow, but not much more  than expected when the Fed was still raising interest rates.  Growth in  gross domestic product seen in the survey falling at 2.3 percent this year  from 2.5 percent in 2018, it slows further to 2.1 percent in 2020, but  that`s roughly in line with most measures of what the potential of the  economy is anyway.  


Those supporting the cut point to the uncertain effects of the global trade  war and the low inflation rates in the United States.  


LAWRENCE SUMMERS, FORMER TREASURY SECRETARY:  I think the case is probably  stronger, inflation really does appear quiescent.  There`s uncertainty  about where the economy is going to go in the future.  The risks of a cut  seem to me to be lower than the risks of staying where we are and risking a  tip into recessions.  


LIESMAN:  That would make the Fed rate cut an insurance move based not on  the data, but on the fear of what will happen in the months ahead, for  example, with events like Brexit.  


And insurance policies, well, they are always judged against the cost and  the risk.  For the Fed right now, the cost of the insurance looks cheap  compared to the risk of recession.  
For NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT, I`m Steve Liesman.  
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HERERA:  Housing makes up an important part of the economy and after a week  spring, new reports hint at a possible turnaround.  
Diana Olick has the details.  
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DIANA OLICK, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT CORRESPONDENT:  A surprise jump in  pending home sales in June, gaining from a year ago for the first time in  17 months according to realtors.  Pending sales are signed contracts to buy  existing home so an indicator of closings in July and August.  Sales were  stronger across the nation but particularly in the west where home prices  have been moderating the most.  


In fact, prices in see a little are lower than a year ago, according to the  latest S&P Case Schiller report.  That`s the first city to see a drop since  2012.  


Clearly, lower mortgage rates are helping.  The average rate on a 30-year  fixed mortgage stood at 4.29 percent on May 1st and ended June at 3.81  percent according to mortgage news daily.  That had to help with  affordability, but home prices are still high and the supply of homes for  sale, which had been gaining earlier this year, is under pressure again.  
Builders are still not putting up enough entry level homes, but D.R. Horton  (NYSE:DHI) is seeing big gains with the help of its cheaper Express  (NYSE:EXPR) brand.  The company reported strong quarterly earnings.  Horton  chairman Donald R. Horton called the spring selling season, quote, “solid”.  


June`s strong sales read could indicate a turnaround but only if more  supply comes on the mortgage and mortgage rates stay low.  At this point,  neither of those are a sure bet.  
For NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT, I`m Diana Olick in Washington.  
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GRIFFETH:  Time to take a look at some of today`s “Upgrades and  Downgrades”.  


We begin tonight with Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), which was downgraded to equal  weight from overweight at Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).  The analyst says that  yesterday`s spin-off deal with Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL) may have inadvertently  exposed a lower than expected earnings potential in Pfizer`s other  businesses.  Price target: $40.  That stock sells 6 percent today to  $38.79.  


Also at Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Micron was upgraded to equal weight from  underweight.  The analyst says the trade tensions are driving short-term  inventory accumulation right now.  Price target, $48.  That stock rose more  than 1 percent today to $47.46.  
HERERA:  Still ahead, big pharma`s big profits despite pressure coming from  Washington.  
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HERERA:  It is one of the largest-ever data breaches of a big bank.   Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) says a hacker accessed the personal  information of millions of credit card customers and applicants.  The scale  of the hack and questions over other potential vulnerabilities sent the  stock lower in today`s trading session.  
Aditi Roy has more.  
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ADITI ROY, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT CORRESPONDENT:  It`s one of the biggest  breaches to hit a bank, and the number of customers affected by the Capital  One hack are staggering, 100 million U.S. customers impacted, 6 million in  Canada, and among the data stolen 140,000 Social Security numbers and  80,000 linked bank accounts.  Also names, addresses, birth dates and even  credit card scores.  


Capital One estimates the intrusion will cost the company up to $150  million.  But this breach is different.  It involved one alleged  perpetrator, Paige Thompson, a 33-year-old former software engineer who  didn`t appear to use the information for identity theft.  Many other hacks  are believed to be the work of groups or state-sponsored actors.  
Investigators arrested Thompson after she accessed the files and made them  more accessible.  Capital One says it will notify customers who are  affected by the breach.  The news comes just one week after a credit  reporting bureau, Equifax (NYSE:EFX), settled its massive 2017 hack for  $650 million.  


The finance and insurance sectors are the most targeted industries,  accounting for nearly a fifth of all U.S. cyberattacks, according to a  report from IBM.  The reason, it`s easy for bad actors to make money from  customer bank account information.  Cybersecurity consistently ranks among  the top concerns of bank CEOs, who are spending an increasing amount of  money to protect their networks.  


JAMIE DIMON, JPMORGAN CHASE CHAIRMAN & CEO:  If we spend $600 million a  year in cyber, all of us spend huge amounts of money to protect privacy of  the system.  I agree with you, cyber risk is probably the biggest think the  financial system faces in the world.  It is a global risk and you are  absolutely correct.  All of those folks get involved and make it very  complicated.  


ROY:  Customers who might have been affected in the Capital One breach will  have to watch for any potential identity theft that could stem from their  information landing in the wrong place.  
For NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT, I`m Aditi Roy, San Francisco.  
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HERERA:  ATMs are also vulnerable to high-tech threats and that`s a story  we will explore later in our program.  


GRIFFETH:  In the meantime, Merck (NYSE:MRK) and Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) are  the latest drugmakers to top Wall Street earnings estimates for the second  quarter.  Both also raised their forecast for the full year.  But the  market response was mixed.  Merck`s shares finished higher, Eli Lilly  (NYSE:LLY) lower.  


Meg Tirrell takes a closer look now at what`s working at these two big  pharma firms.  
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MEG TIRRELL, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT CORRESPONDENT:  Merck (NYSE:MRK) was  helped by its blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda, as well as higher than  expected sales of pediatric vaccines.


In particular, a vaccine called ProQuad, which protects against measles,  mumps, rubella and chicken fox virus, driven by demand amid the record  measles outbreak in the United States.  Lilly`s results were boosted by its  drugs for cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as a new drug for  migraine.  Sales growth came despite the blockbuster drug Cialis facing  generic copies after losing patent protection.  


DAVE RICKS, ELI LILLY CHAIRMAN AND CEO:  After a period of time, products  become very cheap in our industry.  What we need to do is invent new things  at a faster rate than we lose those patents, and that`s exactly what`s  happening at Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) now.


TIRRELL:  The companies also raised their forecast for the full-year  result, following similar moves from Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), AbbVie,  and Bristol-Myers.  


The upbeat tone from the industry is at odds with the view from Washington,  where politicians on both sides of the aisle are focusing on the price of  prescription drugs.  


Health Secretary Alex Azar joined the administration just months after  leaving his role running U.S. pharmaceuticals at Lilly.  


ALEX AZAR, HHS SECRETARY:  I can change the rules of the road and I`m  working with Congress to change the rules of the road so that they have the  financial incentives to actually have prices go down.  


TIRRELL:  Democrats are focused on the issue as well and with a second set  of presidential debates tonight, investors are bracing for the impact on  stocks.  


BRIAN GARDNER, KBW (NYSE:KBW):  I think the Democrats are going to come out  the full-out the merger announced with Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and Mylan  (NASDAQ:MYL).  I think it`s going to be a great attack point for a number  of the candidates.  So I think pharma could take it on the chin in the  debate.  


TIRRELL:  Whether or not it results in any actual drug price reform is  another question.  
For NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT, I`m Meg Tirrell.  
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HERERA:  Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) posts its biggest quarterly sales  growth in more than a decade.  That`s where we begin tonight`s “Market  Focus”.  


The consumer products company topped expectations thanks to raising its  prices and seeing a sales increase in its beauty line.  This comes as P&G  sees the importance of millennial customers.  
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JON MOELLER, PROCTER & GAMBLE CFO:  We have to respond to the needs and  demands of the millennial consumer, as well as other demographics.  We are  generally doing that.  Seventeen of our top 20 brands in the U.S. are  either number one or number two with millennial consumers.  We are  expanding our range of naturals offerings both under current brand names  and under newly-created organic and acquired organic brand names.  
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HERERA:  Shares rose nearly 4 percent to $120.41.  
Under Armour (NYSE:UA) had mixed results with an earnings beat but revenue  missed as the athletic apparel maker saw an increase in footwear sales but  a drop in apparel.  The company also lowered its full-year forecast with  declining sales expected in North America.  That sent the stock down more  than 12 percent to $24.08.  


Same-store sales growth internationally helped Ralph Lauren post better  than expected results but the luxury clothing and accessories company seas  weak North American sales due to what it calls a different result retail  environment and less spending by foreign tourists.  Shares fell almost 4  percent to $104.13.  


GRIFFETH:  BP topped profit expectations thanks to increase in oil and gas  production.  That helped to offset lower prices in the quarter.  BP was up  more than 2 percent to $39.99 today.  


MasterCard (NYSE:MA) beat street estimates with an increase in  transactions, strong consumer spending and a drop in operating costs, but  shares were off more than 1 percent today to $278.16.  


HCA Healthcare missed both earnings and revenue estimates mainly due to  higher expenses.  The company did however raise its full-year outlook.  But  that wasn`t enough as shares dropped more than 9 percent today to $132.80.  


Then, after the bell tonight, Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) said that an increase in  sales of its arthritis treatment Enbrel and its new migraine drug help to  beat expectations.  But overall, revenue at the biotech fell because of  increased competition of its older off-patent drugs.  Amgen

(NASDAQ:AMGN)  did however raised the lower end of the full-year forecast.  Shares  initially rose in after-hours trading this evening.  They closed the  regular session today up a fraction at $176.45.  
HERERA:  Coming up, just how vulnerable are bank ATMs to those new high- tech threats?  
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GRIFFETH:  Finally tonight, modern-day bank robbers don`t have to enter  banks anymore.  They can now target ATMs in ways that you would never  imagine possible.  This new high-tech twist has become financial headaches  for many of the banks in this country.  
Andrea Day investigates this cutting-edge break-in.  
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  It is brazen.  It is in broad daylight and in front of  hundreds of people.  


ANDREA DAY, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT CORRESPONDENT:  Take a close look at  this ATM attack caught on camera, the images obtained from the Secret  Service.  And according to the agency, the guys you see in uniform are  criminals grabbing loads of cash.  
What left this seasoned investigator stunned?  


GREG NARANJO, SECRET SERVICE:  How normal it looked and how calm they were.  


DAVID TENTE, ATM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION:  We know for a fact that ATM crime  and fraud does cost the banking industry and financial services industry  billions of dollars per year.  


DAY:  David Tente is the U.S. executive director for the ATM Industry  Association.  


TENTE:  It just seems like in the U.S., no one really wants to talk about  that.  They`d rather not have their customers and others thinking that  their ATMs aren`t safe.  


DAY:  According to the Secret Service, recent attacks like this one caught  on camera cost the bank more than $3.5 million in just a few months.  But  they`re just the beginning of a new wave heating up overseas.  


NARANJO:  It is just a matter of time.  


DAY:  Greg Naranjo is the assistant special agent in charge.  He says the  Secret Service has been investigating training camps located outside of the  United States with kingpins organizing new recruits.  


NARANJO:  Some training facilities are in South and Central America.  
DAY:  Are you saying they`re bringing in their foot soldiers into those  schools, training them and letting them loose into the United States? 


NARANJO:  Yes.  


DAY:  We went to Toronto, Canada, to meet with IBM`s special unit, X-Force  Red.  


CHARLES HENDERSON, IBM X-FORCE RED:  We are in the business of attacking  ATMs because our mission hacking anything to secure everything.  


DAY:  Charles Henderson heads up X-Force Red.  The banks, he says, are so  overwhelmed by attacks they are quietly coming to X-Force for help.  


HENDERSON:  We are now sitting at a 500 percent increase since last year in  testing demand.  


DAY:  Henderson revealed an attack he thinks criminals could be fine-tuning  right now.  


Does the hacker mastermind have to even leave his computer or touch this  machine to make it work?  


HENDERSON:  No.  The criminal can sit at home, send a street thug out to  collect the money for them.  


DAY:  To show how it works, IBM`s David Byrne playing the role of the  mastermind at a remote location, hacking into the bank`s network.  


DAVID BYRNE, IBM X-FORCE RED:  We intercept the traffic, the response from  the bank and change the deny response to an approval.  


DAY:  The bank won`t see that you have changed the no to a yes and gotten  in?  


BYRNE:  That`s correct.  It is completely invisible to the bank.  


DAY:  Henderson plays the foot soldier.  


HENDERSON:  The street thug that the hacker mastermind sends out can  conceivably sit here and collect money after money until the ATM is empty.  
You can lose tens of millions, sometimes even hundreds of millions of  dollars and very quickly.  


DAY:  So, what can the banks do now?  


NARANJO:  Test that ATM just like a criminal would before a criminal has a  chance to.  


DAY:  And he says the banks aren`t the only ones losing out here, that some  of the ATM fees are made to offset fraud.  So when you pay that fee, you  are really paying for insecure ATMs.  
For NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT, I`m Andrea Day.  
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HERERA:  Before we go, here is another look at the final day`s numbers on  Wall Street.  The Dow fell 23 points to 27,198.  The Nasdaq was down 19 and  the S&P 500 slipped seven.  


Tomorrow, we`ll get more earnings and the Fed will issue its decision on  interest rates.  


GRIFFETH:  We`ll probably see some fireworks around 2:00 Eastern Time  tomorrow.  


HERERA:  Yes, I think so.  So you have to join us.  
That does it for us tonight.  I`m Sue Herera.  Thanks for joining us.  


GRIFFETH:  I`m Bill Griffeth.  Have a great evening.  See you tomorrow.  

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