Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 25, 2013
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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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Europe's automotive industry and others may benefit from lifted sanctions on Iran. Restaurant profit margins are slim, only around 3-5 percent. So more restaurant chains are starting to make home deliveries. And, One Direction's new album was topping the charts before it was even released.
Posted In: apple, kinect
Apple has purchased a company that helped create Microsoft's Xbox Kinect.
Posted In: China, copyright
The international hit British television show is being watched by 160 million people in China. But that doesn't mean the producers are making money off of that success.
Posted In: Iran, Iran sanctions
Europe's automotive industry and others may benefit from lifted sanctions on Iran.
Posted In: restaurants
Restaurant profit margins are slim, only around 3-5 percent. So more restaurant chains are starting to make home deliveries.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, food banks, philanthropy
Donations of time and money during the holiday season can replenish the volunteer corps and the coffers of non-profits all year long.
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