Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Talks between world powers and Iran aimed at persuading Iran ease back on its nuclear program are back underway in Geneva today. Iran is looking for relief from economic sanctions. The last round of talks ran into a disagreement over Iran's insistence that its right to enrich uranium should be recognized by the international community. JCPenney will announce quarterly profits -- or lack thereof -- today. The company has been on a roller coaster ride since its previous CEO put the company on a disastrous course. And, more in our special series, The New Math of Health Care. Today, we look at people living longer with terminal illnesses. In addition to the often long and sometimes painful process of dying, the costs for end of life care, even for those with insurance, can quickly deplete a lifetime's worth of savings -- and more.
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PODCAST: Is Dropbox really worth $8 billion?

We will draw a line between gas prices and holiday consumption. Dropbox, the online storage firm, is reportedly seeking a new round of funding. And, Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan's list of the year’s worst deals and financial flops.
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Kinect is Xbox One's secret weapon

Microsoft's Kinect is big with non-gamers and could spur innovation.
Posted In: Microsoft, Xbox One, kinect
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Global oil prices fall ahead of Iran talks

Resumption of exports from Libya, rising U.S. stockpiles, and the Iran talks are driving down oil prices.
Posted In: oil prices, fracking, Libya, Iran
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Gobble! Gobble! The biggest financial turkeys of 2013

Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan's list of the year’s worst deals and financial flops.
Posted In: healthcare.gov, JCpenney
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Iran returns to the bargaining table

The economic sanctions against Iran could be eased or toughened quite quickly.
Posted In: Iran, Iran sanctions
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Dropbox, $8 billion, and the value of data backup

Dropbox, the online storage firm, is reportedly seeking a new round of funding.
Posted In: dropbox, storage, backup, VCs
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Planning for saving in the face of terminal illness

People who have terminal diseases are living longer.
Posted In: end of life care
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JCPenney tries to right the ship

JCPenney is trying to recover from a disastrous attempt to get rid of constant discounts.
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping, JCpenney
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Adam Savage of 'MythBusters' on technology, skepticism, and his 'happiness machine'

The "MythBusters" co-host talks to Marketplace Tech.
Posted In: surveillance, technology

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