Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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The talk of the London financial district today are new efforts to make Britain the big place to trade China's currency, which is an increasingly popular activity in an era where the U.S. dollar is hobbled by the ongoing fiscal and debt mess in Washington. In Geneva today negotiators from the U.S. and five other countries will sit down with a delegation from Iran. They're working to resolve the stand-off over Iran's nuclear program. For years, the international community has relied on economic sanctions to keep up the pressure. Marketplace looks at the ongoing economic impact on every day Iranians. And, does having a vendetta help a person's job performance?  

PODCAST: The economic impact of the debt limit fight

Whether or not Congress raises the debt ceiling in time, we may be headed for another economic slowdown. As Iran prepares for nuclear talks in Geneva, the current international sanctions still impact everyday life in Iran. And, United debuts an in-flight magazine, titled Rhapsody, for high-end and business travelers.

Apple hires Burberry CEO

Is Apple now a luxury brand?
Posted In: apple, Burberry, luxury

Instability in Washington causes uncertainty on Wall Street

Whether or not Congress raises the debt ceiling in time, we may be headed for another economic slowdown.
Posted In: debt ceiling, government shutdown 2013, Congress

Corn prices lead to boom times for Iowa town

The near record highs for corn prices have been great economic news for Iowa towns like Hull.
Posted In: farm, corn

A new magazine takes off, but only in first class seats

United debuts an in-flight magazine, titled Rhapsody, for high-end and business travelers.
Posted In: Airlines, UAL, rhapsody, publishing

As deadline nears, debt ceiling fight drags on

The clock is ticking, but Congressional leaders have yet to reach an agreement.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling, Congress, Obamacare

Sanctions continue to hit Iranians in the pocketbook

As Iran prepares for nuclear talks in Geneva, the current international sanctions still impact everyday life in Iran.
Posted In: Iran sanctions, nuclear weapons

London to become Chinese currency hub

There will now be a direct trading link between the British pound and the Chinese renminbi -- and that could be bad for the dollar.
Posted In: China, Britain, currency

Revenge is a dish best served cold to your co-workers

A new study finds that vendettas can help job performance.
Posted In: undefined, job performance

No ticket needed when you have a Sesame Ring

A new product is a sort of decoder ring for mass transit systems.
Posted In: innovation, public transportation

Wall Street score cards for Yahoo! and Intel

Checking in on the earnings for two tech stalwarts going through transition.
Posted In: Yahoo, Intel, quarterly report

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Wouldn't It Be Nice (Karaoke Version)
The Beach Boys
Metis
Guts
Babylon of the Occident (Instrumental)
The Shanghai Restoration Project
Lofticries
Purity Ring
They Want Real
D-Tension

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