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PODCAST: Will international businesses cash in on easing of Iran sanctions?

David Brancaccio Nov 25, 2013
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Will international businesses cash in on easing of Iran sanctions?

David Brancaccio Nov 25, 2013
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In exchange for the easing of economic sanctions, Iran has agreed to some limits on its nuclear program. As a result, some sanctions on cars, trucks, and automotive parts are easing, and international businesses may look to cash in.

It’s been a slow recovery for restaurants since the recession. Average profit margins are slim, ranging from three to five percent. Recent growth in the industry has come mainly from what’s known as off-premises sales — food going from their door to yours.

The British pop band One Direction releases its latest album, “Midnight Memories,” today. But here’s the twist — the album has already topped the charts in 10 countries, way before it had even come out.

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