Dire news about drought in the West and avian flu in the Midwest may lead Americans to believe farming is struggling. They’d be wrong. The industry is thriving—and hiring college grads. A new report finds there’s high demand, at least for the foreseeable future, for college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs. An average …


If you’re worried about outliving your retirement savings, you’re not alone. Research shows it’s a top concern for many Americans. In a recent survey, financial advisors noted that health-care costs, market fluctuations and potential lifestyle expenses caused clients the most stress about running out of money. To alleviate those fears, many financial advisors suggest annuities …

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Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will reunite with members of the Grateful Dead to perform this summer.

Depending on your taste in music, attending a summer concert might be harmonious with your budget—or strike a discordant note. The average secondary market price for a summer concert ticket is $190.60, according to data from marketplace ScoreBig.com. But expect wide swings based on your artist of choice—the average resale price to see the Grateful …

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Shoppers and salespeople at an Apple store in New York.

It’s shaping up to be a great quarter and year for Apple, with iPhone and watch demand both set to impress, Morgan Stanley predicts in an analyst note. Analyst Katy Huberty has raised her estimate for iPhone sales in the June quarter to 50 million from 46 million, and is also increasing fiscal 2015 and …


Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch unexpectedly quit on Thursday, less than a month after the embattled company’s chief financial officer also stepped down. Shares of Lumber Liquidators plunged 17 percent at the open. The stock has lost more than two-thirds of its value since late February. (Get the latest quote here.) Earlier this month the company …

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More people are waiting longer to retire, and that’s affecting when they claim Social Security benefits. While more than a third of workers still claim Social Security retirement benefits when they turn 62, the earliest age possible, a growing number are waiting until their mid-60s or later, according to a new study. (Tweet This) And that’s …

China’s growing U.S. investments

According to a new report, more Americans are working for Chinese companies than ever before in the United States.

Johnson & Johnson meets investors

Johnson & Johnson outlines a strategy to revive growth at its analyst meeting.

Target’s bullseye quarter

Target reported earnings and revenue that topped analyst estimate, citing strong demand for products at the center of its new growth plan.

Reading the signs from the Fed

Hampton Pearson tells us why many members of the Federal Reserve agree that a rate hike in June is highly unlikely.

Banks fined for currency rigging

Some of the world’s biggest banks will pay billions and plead guilty to charges it manipulated the currency markets.


Tonight: Some of the world’s biggest banks will pay billions and plead guilty to charges it manipulated the currency markets.

Nightly Business Report — May 20, 2015

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, some of the world’s biggest banks will pay billions and plead guilty to charges it manipulated the currency markets. And, if you own shares of an ETF or invest in a bond mutual fund, regulators have a warning for you.


Today’s hot stocks: AEO, LOW, SPLS, HRL, PBY, TWC, CVC, CRM & WSM.

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Drivers will pay a few more cents per gallon for gasoline this Memorial Day weekend, but that should be the highest prices of the year, experts say. “Generally, we should be peaking now. I don’t personally think we’re going to see this huge crazy drop in gas prices. I think we saw one in 2012 …