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Paddy Hirsch

Senior Editor, Marketplace

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Paddy Hirsch is a former Contributing Editor at Marketplace and the creator and former host of the Marketplace Whiteboard. 

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Corporate inversions: back from the dead

May 4, 2015
If you thought Congress put an end to corporate inversions, think again
Democratic lawmakers held a news conference to announce legislation to tighten restrictions on corporate tax inversions, making it more difficult for American companies to lower their U.S. taxation by combining with a smaller foreign business and moving their tax address overseas.
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Bernanke passes through the 'revolving door'

Apr 29, 2015
Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has a new job at Pimco.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will take on the role of senior adviser at Pimco.
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Spoofing: An explanation using bananas

Apr 22, 2015
Marketplace Editor Paddy Hirsch explains "spoofing"
A woman stands with bananas during the 2015 edition of the Paris International Agricultural Show in Paris. 
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The activists are coming!

Apr 21, 2015
Spring is shareholder meeting season — and primetime for activist investors.
A photo from  February 2006, where activist investor Carl Icahn, right, was pictured with former Viacom and Universal Studios CEO Frank Biondi, left. At the time, Icahn sought to overthrow Time Warner's board, break up the media conglomerate into four companies, and have Biondi take over as Time Warner chief executive.
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HBO's Silicon Valley nails VC deal details

Apr 17, 2015
The show is the best explainer of how venture capital works anywhere on the web.
Actors Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Thomas Middleditch, Amanda Crew, Josh Brener, T.J. Miller and Martin Starr attend the Premiere of HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
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Mixed signals: Decoding the economy

Apr 14, 2015
Decoding the economy's mixed signals
First quarter earnings are on the upswing for big banks. 
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Explaining stock buybacks

Apr 9, 2015
Stock buybacks are popular with some, but others say they're a waste of money.
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Why a rising dollar (sometimes) means cheaper oil

Mar 31, 2015
Dollar up, oil down. Why on earth...?
An oil well in North Dakota.
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How a poison pill works

Mar 23, 2015
Want to deter a company from buying you out? Use a poison pill!
People shop in a mall on in New York City. 
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How hostile takeovers work

Mar 10, 2015
Hostile takeovers are all about applying extreme force in the form of cash.
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