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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Nov 20, 2013

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.

Segments From this episode

JCPenney tries to right the ship

Nov 20, 2013
JCPenney is trying to recover from a disastrous attempt to get rid of constant discounts.

Planning for saving in the face of terminal illness

Nov 20, 2013
People who have terminal diseases are living longer.

Dropbox, $8 billion, and the value of data backup

Nov 20, 2013
Dropbox, the online storage firm, is reportedly seeking a new round of funding.

Iran returns to the bargaining table

Nov 20, 2013
The economic sanctions against Iran could be eased or toughened quite quickly.

Gobble! Gobble! The biggest financial turkeys of 2013

Nov 20, 2013
Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan's list of the year’s worst deals and financial flops.

Global oil prices fall ahead of Iran talks

Nov 20, 2013
Resumption of exports from Libya, rising U.S. stockpiles, and the Iran talks are driving down oil prices.

PODCAST: Is Dropbox really worth $8 billion?

Nov 20, 2013
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.

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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC