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Nightly Business Report — October 24, 2014

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the Dow Industrial Average closes out the week with a triple-digit rise and the S&P 500 has its best week this year. And, UPS delivered earnings for shareholders, but the biggest focus was on something else: the holiday season.

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Today’s stock stories: DRIV, BMY, SHPG, CQB & SODA.

Industries most impacted by drought

Jane Wells tells us the surprising companies and sectors most at risk as the California drought drags on.

Airline profits soar

With more Americans flying and oil prices falling to $82 a barrel, a handful of U.S. carriers reported very strong third quarter earnings.

Rail gridlock

With more goods moving across the country by rail, gridlock has become a big problem and its costing rail operators billions of dollars.

Tale of two tech companies

Earnings from technology bellwethers Amazon and Microsoft could not have been more different. Amazon posted a huge miss while Microsoft delivered solid results.

Caterpillar reaps big Q3 profit

Caterpillar was the biggest gainer in the Dow after the company reported quarterly earnings that topped estimates.

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Tonight: Two big blue chips helped power the Dow Jones Industrial Average and their earnings results could be a proxy for the global economy.

Nightly Business Report — October 23, 2014

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, two big blue chips helped power the Dow Jones Industrial Average and their earnings results could be a proxy for the global economy. And, what’s behind Amazon’s weaker than expected quarterly results?

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Today’s stock stories: PFE, PHM, LLY, DNKN, SHLD, KLAC & MXIM.

Coburn reveals Wastebook 2014

Senator Tom Coburn’s “Wastebook” outlines the top “wasteful” federal projects that cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

Drugmakers race to treat Ebola

How close are the drug makers to making an effective Ebola vaccine? Meg Tirrell takes a look.

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The Takata Corp. logo is displayed outside the company's headquarters in Tokyo.

As if a government warning to get almost 8 million air bags fixed right away wasn’t alarming enough, the nation’s highway safety watchdog bungled the alerts and compounded the error when technical problems made it difficult for motorists to check to see if they were on the recall list. Making matters worse, it’s unclear if …

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Tonight: Just when it seemed ok to step back into the market, it wasn’t. A shooting in the heart of the Canadian capital along with a decline in the price of oil, sent stocks tumbling.

Nightly Business Report — October 22, 2014

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, just when it seemed ok to step back into the market, it wasn’t. A shooting in the heart of the Canadian capital along with a decline in the price of oil, sent stocks tumbling. And, another black eye to the auto industry as the airbag recall widens.