Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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President Obama's State of the Union speech put a spotlight on American manufacturing and job growth. We take a closer look at the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, and how the process affects people across the country. Today marks the one year anniversary of the uprising in Egypt. And is it possible to trademark the color red?

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How Apple is missing out in China

Apple reported strong earnings in part thanks to its growing market in China. But could they be doing more for their customers there?
Posted In: China, apple, iPhone

Egyptian uprising celebrates one-year anniversary

One year ago today, protesters in Egypt rose up against the government there.
Posted In: Egypt, Arab Spring, Tahrir Square, One Year On

Japan's first trade deficit in 30 years

Natural disasters at home and abroad contributed to the country having fewer exports than imports.
Posted In: Japan, trade, import export

Apple profits come close to oil company earnings

Apple posted record earnings for the last quarter, and the only company to make more is in a whole different industry.
Posted In: apple, iPhone, Earnings

Can we bring manufacturing back from overseas?

In his State of the Union speech last night, President Obama said he hopes to bring manufacturing jobs back to the country from overseas. But with countries like Apple firmly planted in factories abroad, will that ever happen?
Posted In: Jobs, manufacturing, State of the Union, Barack Obama

Long-term manufacturing decline hard to reverse

President Obama announced that he hoped to start bringing manufacturing jobs back to our shores. But we might never again reach the peak of the 1940's.
Posted In: manufacturing, State of the Union, Barack Obama

The trouble with Apple's success

Apple's record quarterly profits come with a few setbacks for the maker of the iPhone.
Posted In: apple, cell phone, networks, iPhone

President Obama heads to Arizona

Following his State of the Union address yesterday that focused on job growth, the president heads to Arizona today. We talk to a congressman there about what the president's speech and visit mean for him.
Posted In: politics, Barack Obama, Congress

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President Obama's State of the Union speech put a spotlight on American manufacturing and job growth. We take a closer look at the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, and how the process affects people across the country. Today marks the one year anniversary of the uprising in Egypt. And is it possible to trademark the color red?

Mid-day Extra: Going brown to go green

Why would consumers want to reach for brown napkins over white if they are both made of recycled paper?
Posted In: toilet paper, recycling

Can you trademark the color red?

This week, a federal appellate court will hear arguments over whether fashion designer Christian Louboutin’s signature red-soled shoes are actually something he can trademark.
Posted In: fashion, trademark, Christian Louboutin, Yves Saint Laurent

How MERS helped the housing downfall

Harper's Magazine's Chris Ketcham discusses his latest article on MERS, the Mortgage Electronic Registration System, which he says contributed to the problems that led to the mortgage finance bubble.
Posted In: Housing, MERS

SOTU focuses on jobs, manufacturing in the U.S.

In last night's speech, President Obama proposed more incentives for U.S. manufacturing, better training for workers and relief for struggling homeowners.

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