Tonight on Nightly Business Report, stocks took off on optimism over earnings and an easing of tensions in Syria.

Plus, Merck’s big bet on a new type of cancer drug appears to be paying off.

U.S. stocks rose on Monday as fears of an escalating conflict in Syria eased for the moment.

The medicines, which help unleash the immune system on cancer cells, were tested in patients with advanced lung cancer.

Amazon is no longer considering pharmaceutical sales through Amazon Business, its marketplace for business customers, CNBC has learned.

Bank of America reported Monday better-than-expected results for the first quarter of the year, driven by strong loan growth and lower taxes.

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, business appears to be booming at the big banks so why did investors send the stocks lower?

Plus, borrowers are stretching themselves thin when buying a new home.

Drug dealers are using bitcoin to finance the deadly wave of fentanyl flooding into the country from overseas. Ylan Mui follows the money from Main Street to the dark web to show how the cryptocraze allows drugs to get delivered right to your doorstep.

Our market monitor has a list of companies he says will benefit from strong economic growth and consumer spending.

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, business appears to be booming at the big banks so why did investors send the stocks lower?

Plus, borrowers are stretching themselves thin when buying a new home.

Early earnings season action, with strong results and weak stock performance, show that profits alone won’t drive the market higher. Instead, investors still have to contend with a slew of other issues that could drown out what should be an otherwise robust time for the corporate bottom line.

U.S. stocks fell on Friday as several banking companies weighed down the major indexes on the final day of an otherwise strong week for equities.

Drug dealers are using bitcoin to finance the deadly wave of fentanyl flooding into the country from overseas. We follow the money from Main Street to the dark web and show how the cryptocraze allows drugs to get delivered right to your doorstep.

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, stocks soar ahead of earnings season. Will results from the big banks push the market even higher?

Plus, subprime home loans are back but with a different name and high demand.

Robert Frank reports on how some residents in high-tax states are transforming themselves into corporations to pay lower tax rates.

Subprime mortgages disappeared following the financial crisis, but now they are coming back, with huge demand from both borrowers and investors.