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Nightly Business Report — April 16, 2014

Tonight on Nightly Business Report.. Stocks rallied and stayed there after Fed Chief Janet Yellen spoke. What did she say that the market seems to like? And, why the usually staid and slow-moving utility sector is leading the way on Wall Street this year.

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Today’s stock stories: AXP, BAC, SODA, GPS & UNH.

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Stocks rallied and stayed there after Fed Chief Janet Yellen spoke. What did she say that the market seems to like?

Tax fraud

It’s income tax day and if you’ve left your electronic filing until today, you could be in for a rude awakening. Not your tax bill, but the fact that someone might have already claimed your refund. Identity thieves are still plaguing the tax system and if you think you’re not at risk, think again.

Mary Barra speaks

Late today at the New York Auto Show, the CEO of General Motors announced a new initiative to focus on product safety. In her first appearance since her congressional testimony on the huge ignition switch recall, Mary Barra said the new group, called Global Product Integrity will involve a new way of developing vehicles.

Ukraine & the markets

Wells Fargo’s Chief International Investment Strategist, Paul Christopher gives us analysis on the escalating tensions in Ukraine and what it means for the markets.

Ups and downs

Do you own a neck brace? If not, you might want to consider getting one. Or visiting a chiropractor. Market Watchers haven’t seen ups and downs like today’s in a couple of years. It was wild. Stocks were up early, then down hard on Ukraine worries, then bungeed up into the close on lighter than …

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Tonight: What caused the whipsaw day on Wall Street and can we expect more volatility in the coming weeks and months?

Nightly Business Report — April 15, 2014

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, what caused the whipsaw day on Wall Street and can we expect more volatility in the coming weeks and months? And, the key takeaway in Intel and Yahoo’s earnings reports that could set the tone for investors tomorrow.

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Today’s stock stories: CSX, SCHW, BBY, ZBRA, TWTR & NTRS

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What caused the whipsaw day on Wall Street and can we expect more volatility in the coming weeks and months? For this story and more tune in tonight.

Spring plantings

The harsh winter took a toll on the nation’s farmland. And this evening, in a new government report, we get a first look at the damage that was done and how much of an impact it may have on the spring planting season. Jackie DeAngelis has the details and what it may mean for the …

Money managers merge

A marriage of two money managers. TIAA-CREF is buyibng Nuveen Investments in a deal valued at more than $6 billion and the merger is partly the result of the changing way people are saving for retirement and the increasing competition to manage your nest egg.

CEO pay

Strong gains in the stock market contributing to a hefty jump in pay for the chief executive officers of the country’s top 100 largest companies in 2013. Mary Thompson takes a look at which CEOs topped the list and the salaries that got them there.

Bull & bear

Even though stocks rallied today, there’s still a lively debate between bulls and bears on Wall Street on Wall Street. Tonight we hear from both sides, Michael Farr, President of Farr Miller and Washington is bullish and Barry James, President of James Advantage Funds is bearish.