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Nightly Business Report — September 17, 2014

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the blue chip Dow Index closes at a record after the Federal Reserve Chair makes it clear the central bank is in no rush to raise interest rates. And, Scotland makes a historic decision on independence tomorrow and the outcome could mean big changes for business. A report tonight from …

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Today’s stock stories: DD, GIS, MSFT, SNE, X, FDO, DG & UNFI.

Future of education: classroom of the future

Twenty years from now, a new method of teaching will turn the traditional classroom model on its head.

Gas prices could hit a 4-year low

Gas prices this autumn are expected to be the lowest in four years.

Alzheimer drug controversy

An existing Alzheimer drug has prompted a lawsuit from the New York State Attorney General, accusing a major drug maker of manipulating patients by forcing them to switch medications so the company makes more money.

Public pensions & hedge funds

Calpers, the country’s biggest public pension system, is getting rid of all its hedge fund investments. Will others follow?

Fed-fueled rally

The blue chip Dow index rose to an intraday high as investors placed their bets ahead of a crucial two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve.

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Tonight: The blue chip Dow Industrial Average rises to an intraday high as investors place their bets ahead of a crucial two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve.

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Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the blue chip Dow Industrial Average rises to an intraday high as investors place their bets ahead of a crucial two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve. And, will gas prices fall below $3 a gallon this fall? We have the details of a new report.

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Today’s stock stories: HUM, SODA, SHLD, UPS & FDX.

The future of education: supercomputers

Supercomputers that are able to process tons of information including documents, dictionaries and encyclopedias could be useful for tutoring students.

Wealth gap taking toll on state revenue

Many states are in a financial squeeze, according to a report released today by Standard & Poor’s, as income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.

Amazon’s gaming push

Amazon is aggressively pushing into the lucrative online gaming business. What does the online retailer hope to accomplish?

Is consolidation brewing in the beer industry?

SAB Miller’s takeover bid for Heineken was rejected, but there could still be consolidation brewing in the beer industry.

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Tonight: The man in charge of GM’s victim compensation fund says the number of ignition-switch related deaths stands at 19, and will likely go higher.