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Nightly Business Report – August 24, 2016

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.

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Tonight on Nightly Business Report, as new home sales grow, the size of some of the homes being built are getting smaller.
Plus, what Best Buy is able to do that some other retailers are not.

Shipping industry under pressure

The shipping industry’s busiest season is off to a slow start. Morgan Brennan reports.

Driving fatalities rise

Phil LeBeau reports on the rising rate of traffic fatalities in the U.S.

The outrage surrounding the EpiPen price hike

The soaring cost of the life-saving drug is garnering attention from some members of Congress. Meg Tirrell reports.

Homes sales surge in July

New home sales hit a nine-year high in July. And as Diana Olick reports, some of the increase in sales has to do with first time home buyers reentering the market.

Best Buy’s strong quarter

After posting strong quarterly results, Best Buy shares rose more than 19-percent today. Courtney Reagan has more on the retailer’s latest quarter.

Inside a casino’s lost and found

Jane Wells takes a look at the items that end up in lost and found at one California casino.

Nightly Business Report – August 23, 2016

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, as new home sales grow, the size of some of the homes being built are getting smaller.

Plus, what Best Buy is able to do that some other retailers are not.

Investors rush to invest in index investments

New data shows that inflows into equity funds are at their highest levels this year. But investors continue to favor index investments over actively managed ones. Mike Santoli explains why.

Luxury car sales stall

The most expensive car auction of the year wrapped up last night at Pebble Beach. And as Robert Frank reports, the numbers show that the classic car market is losing speed.

Pfizer wins bidding war

Meg Tirrell reports the details on Pfizer’s deal for Medivation.

Kobi Alexander to face charges in U.S.

Ex-Comverse chief Kobi Alexander has agreed to return to the U.S. to plead guilty to one account.

Historic flooding in Louisiana

President Barack Obama is heading to Louisiana tomorrow to survey the damage from the catastrophic flooding. Morgan Brennan takes a look at the financial toll of the historic flood.

Macau’s new $4B casino

Casino tycoon Steve Wynn will open a $4 billion casino in China. But as Susan Li reports, it comes as the world’s largest casino market remains in the grips of a gaming slump.