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Apr 18, 2019

How “The Tick” stands among the superhero giants

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With the new "Avengers" movie poised to dominate, is there room for anyone else in the superhero landscape? Plus: the struggles faced by regional grocery stores and Texas + immigration + the economy.

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Creating the superhero comedy "The Tick" in a world of epic blockbusters

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin Apr 18, 2019
Ben Edlund talks about bringing back his creation to small screens and what it's like being on the fringe of superhero media.
Ben Edlund, creator of "The Tick," at his home in Echo Park.
Ben Hethcoat/Marketplace

Regional grocery chains are in fight-or-flight mode

by Renata Sago Apr 18, 2019
Some are thriving. Others are closing. All are strategizing.
People shop at Wegmans Foods store in Fairfax, Virginia, on February 24, 2011. 
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From LP to Inc. Why are some companies changing their structure?

by Kimberly Adams Apr 18, 2019
Here's a hint: changes to tax law.
Steve Schwarzman, CEO and co-founder of the Blackstone Group, participates in a Business Roundtable discussion on 'Transitioning Innovations from Labor-to Market', during a CEO Innovation Summit, on December 6, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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Texas leads way in population growth

by Andy Uhler Apr 18, 2019
Strong economy and a lower cost of living are contributing to the increase in the Lone Star State.
A fan waves a Texas state flag while the Texas Rangers play.
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U.S. automakers seek advantage at Shanghai Auto Show

by Jennifer Pak Apr 18, 2019
American manufacturers are eager to win Chinese customers.
Ford Lincoln unveils a luxury SUV with seven seats at the Shanghai auto show. Other carmakers have pushed new SUVs and electric models to drive sales amid a slowdown in the industry.
Jennifer Pak/Marketplace

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