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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday November 18, 2014

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There is a warm, happy glow radiating from Wall Street these days that may have to do the with the money coming in during this golden era of mergers and acquisitions. This year, firms have spent $1.5 trillion buying U.S. companies, the most of the millennium so far, according to Thompson Reuters. More on that. And nearly 3 million children are homeless at some point during the year, according to a new report. California has by far the most homeless children, and not just because it’s the biggest state – it has the highest cost of living and the smallest share of affordable housing. Plus, drinking from the fountain of youth can sometimes be hazardous. More recently, people are trying everything from red wine pills to cream made out of snail slime to try to stay young. We take a look at some of the research behind the business of anti-aging.

Segments From this episode

Samsung and Apple: It's complicated

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Nov 18, 2014
A big part of Samsung’s business is the guts inside electronics.

The number of homeless children is on the rise

by Adam Allington Nov 18, 2014
2.5 million children in America experience homelessness annually.
Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Taxing marijuana

by David Brancaccio Nov 18, 2014
A surprise uptick, Apple and Samsung make nice, and Oregon taxes on marijuana.

Trying to outrun aging

by Tracey Samuelson Nov 18, 2014
Researchers are optimistic about recent efforts to delay the effects of aging and, perhaps, extend life spans.

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