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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 25, 2013
Nov 25, 2013

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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Charities count on Thanksgiving dollars and volunteers

Nov 25, 2013
Donations of time and money during the holiday season can replenish the volunteer corps and the coffers of non-profits all year long.

Move over, pizza — more restaurants are delivering

Nov 25, 2013
Profit margins are slim, so more chains are starting to make home deliveries.

Switzerland votes not to cap the boss's pay

Nov 25, 2013
A vote to limit executive compensation to no more than 12 times what the lowest earning employee at the company makes failed in Switzerland.

International businesses look to cash in on lifted Iran sanctions

Nov 25, 2013
Europe's automotive industry and others may benefit from lifted sanctions on Iran.

What's Chinese for Dowager Countess? 'Downton Abbey' goes to China

Nov 25, 2013
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.

What crazy inventions from the future will Apple make with PrimeSense?

Nov 25, 2013
Apple has purchased a company that helped create Microsoft's Xbox Kinect.

E-cigarettes are still cool at Heathrow Airport

Nov 25, 2013
As increasing attention is paid to the e-cigarette industry, London's Heathrow Airport will open an e-smoking lounge.

World's largest retailer to get new CEO

Nov 25, 2013
Doug McMillon will take over as head of the world's largest retailer.

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

Nov 25, 2013
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.

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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC