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One positive in the recent theft of Apple (AAPL) secrets: such leaks are rare. But the downside...

One positive in the recent theft of Apple (AAPL) secrets: such leaks are rare. But the downside is Apple is vulnerable when it depends on faraway contract factories to assemble its designs. But it's also "sad that the U.S. just doesn’t make things anymore."
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  • Joe Morgan
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    The US exported 1.2T worth of goods and services....so I don't know why the whining about the "US just doesn't make things anymore...."
    17 Dec 2010, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • Tom Au, CFA
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    But it's also "sad that the U.S. just doesn’t make things anymore."

     

    It's more than sad, it's a threat to national security.

     

    U.S. exports from "offshore" plants help Gross National Product (G.N.P.)

     

    But not Gross DOMESTIC Product (G.D.P)
    17 Dec 2010, 01:21 PM Reply Like
  • Gaping hole in the ocean
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    Aparantly these manufacturers didn't think it was much of a concern compared to the savings they would have in outsourcing the labor to cheaper countries, so where's the story here?
    17 Dec 2010, 01:35 PM Reply Like
  • biz007
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    Yooooooooooooooo! Im on my optionsxpress account on my streaming charts, and aapl showed that it was over 600 dollars for like 10 seconds on afterhours trading. wtf and then shot back down to 320. Man i dont know wats going 2 happen monday.. any suggestions?
    17 Dec 2010, 05:05 PM Reply Like
  • biz007
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    I am a stock investor, more towards options trading. I been in the market since 2003. Had a lot of ups and downs but i love it. The 1 thing the market taught me most of all is to have patience and wait for the signs b4 investing my money.
    17 Dec 2010, 05:30 PM Reply Like
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