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Twitter uses a poison pill to fend off Elon Musk

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Tesla head Elon Musk arrives to have a look at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 03, 2020 near Gruenheide, Germany.

FUERSTENWALDE, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 03: Tesla head Elon Musk arrives to have a look at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 03, 2020 near Gruenheide, Germany. Musk is currently in Germany where he met with vaccine maker CureVac on Tuesday, with which Tesla has a cooperation to build devices for producing RNA vaccines, as well as German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier yesterday. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images) Maja Hill/Getty Images

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The Weekly Wrap

Marketplace host Reema Khrais chats with the New York Times’ Ana Swanson and Politico’s Sudeep Reddy about inflation, the supply chain and the Federal Reserve’s response to both.

Poison pills: Why companies use the self-defense strategy

by Andy Uhler Apr 15, 2022
Shareholder rights plans, as they are also known, are used to fend off takeovers, like Elon Musk's bid for Twitter.

China's zero-COVID restrictions put pressure on businesses

by Jennifer Pak Apr 15, 2022
China’s first-quarter economic data is not likely to be rosy, given the fallout of the Ukraine war and the current COVID surge.

Not wearing those leggings? Many retail stores are expanding into resale

by Kristin Schwab Apr 15, 2022
Sustainability and demand for apparel make reselling used clothes an attractive option for brands, including Lululemon and Target.

There's more free capacity on trucks. That means supply chains may be loosening.

by Justin Ho Apr 15, 2022
Fewer goods coming from China during its lockdown and more trucking companies have helped.

A new child means new financial discussions

Reema Khrais checks in with Shawnika Giger and Terence McPherson about their financial situation several years after hearing from them in an episode of Marketplace's "This Is Uncomfortable."

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Poison Beyoncé
Black Sands Bonobo
Blue Clouds Modeselektor
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