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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Nov 19, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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For a time, drugs losing their patent protection and getting cheaper cut into medicine sales around the world. But according to a new forecast from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, spending on medicines will for the first time top a trillion dollars next year -- and it's the growing middle class overseas. Best Buy has a profit report on the way this morning. About a year ago, business reporters beginning to craft obituaries, as the company seemed headed the way of Circuit City. But Best Buy stock has soared this year. And, one of the great emotional and logistical challenges for baby boomers -- caring for parents at a distance: There are the costs of travel and time missed from work. Then there's the worry and guilt when you can't be there for sick parents.

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In Chicago, piles of petroleum coke suggest the future of Canadian tar sands oil

Nov 18, 2013
A byproduct of refining gasoline clouds the skies of a South Side Chicago neighborhood.

Best Buy 3.0? The big box reinvented

Nov 19, 2013
Best Buy avoided the fate of other big box electronics retailers like Circuit City, but the company is still threatened.

Taking care of aging parents, from a distance

Nov 19, 2013
Besides the physical and emotional strains of caring for an elderly parent, there are the financial effects.

Historic $13 billion deal between U.S., J.P. Morgan

Nov 19, 2013
The Justice Department is expected to announce a record-setting settlement with J.P. Morgan Chase over mortgages and mortgage-backed bonds.

Princeton to give out meningitis vaccine not approved in the U.S.

Nov 19, 2013
There have been seven cases of type B meningitis at the university since March.

PODCAST: JPMorgan to settle over mortgage bonds for $13 billion

Nov 19, 2013
The Justice Department will announce a record-setting settlement with J.P. Morgan Chase over mortgages and mortgage-backed bonds. Dow 16,000. S&P 1,800. What does it all mean? And, a byproduct of refining gasoline is clouding the skies of a South Side Chicago neighborhood.

For a time, drugs losing their patent protection and getting cheaper cut into medicine sales around the world. But according to a new forecast from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, spending on medicines will for the first time top a trillion dollars next year — and it’s the growing middle class overseas. Best Buy has a profit report on the way this morning. About a year ago, business reporters beginning to craft obituaries, as the company seemed headed the way of Circuit City. But Best Buy stock has soared this year. And, one of the great emotional and logistical challenges for baby boomers — caring for parents at a distance: There are the costs of travel and time missed from work. Then there’s the worry and guilt when you can’t be there for sick parents.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC