Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 25, 2013

In the U.S., some chief executives get more than a thousand times the average worker pay at their companies. In Switzerland the votes have just been counted on a measure that would limit CEO compensation there to just 12 times what everyone else makes. The holiday season brings with it boom times for retailers each year. But it's also a great time for charities looking to replenish their coffers. We look at how the Thanksgiving spirit in particular can be a recruiting tool for the philanthropies. And, the British producers of the international hit drama "Downton Abbey" are cashing in new and ornate ways. In Britain and in the U.S., they've rolled out a huge range of branded merchandise -- clothes, jewelry, make up, wine. But they may have missed out on what could have been one massive market: China.

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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.