Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Last night's State of the Union speech was all about the American perspective. President Obama focused on income inequality, wages, jobs, and the U.S. middle class. We check in on how the speech is being received in the rest of the world. Nintendo is having a rough morning. The classic game maker announced that its operating profit fell 6.9 percent for the third quarter. Nintendo already expects a net loss for the year. You could say Nintendo's facing an identity crisis. For 30 years, it's made games you can only play on Nintendo hardware. Does it have to change to survive? And, the price of stamps went up 3 cents again. If you bought forever stamps forever ago, you're probably getting a good return.  

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President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. In his fifth State of the Union address, Obama is expected to emphasize on healthcare, economic fairness and new initiatives designed to stimulate the U.S. economy with bipartisan cooperation.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.