Why do so many companies incorporate in Delaware?

Feb 2, 2024
More than two-thirds of the Fortune 500 are incorporated in the First State, but Texas is gunning for a share of that.
The state flag of Delaware, where roughly two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated.
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Cataloging the top objects of 2023

"Whe more digital we get, the more we crave these sort of physical manifestations of the digital," says Rob Walker.
"The more digital we get, the more we crave these sort of physical manifestations of the digital and the digital world amplifies physical things," says Rob Walker.
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Tesla sacrifices to stay ahead of rivals in EV race

Oct 16, 2023
For the first time, the electric vehicle maker's market share is under 50%.
Tesla reduced prices in the past year, putting roadblocks in the path of traditional carmakers competing in electric vehicles. Tesla's upcoming quarterly results may show whether its revenue has suffered.
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Lessons so far from Elon Musk's tweet trial

University of Michigan's Erik Gordon says Musk may have offered us salient advice: don't take what he says as gospel.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building on Jan. 24, 2023, where he testified at a trial regarding tweets saying he was taking Tesla private.
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To tweet or not to tweet? How brands are wrestling with Elon Musk's Twitter

Dec 16, 2022
While many companies like General Mills and General Motors stopped or reduced paid advertising, most are staying on the platform. 
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Elon Musk joins a long line of Apple App Store critics

Nov 29, 2022
Large companies like Meta and Spotify have said Apple demands too big a share of revenue for selling in the App Store.
The App Store generates more than double the amount of money Google Play makes, in part because Americans favor iPhones over Android.
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Twitter's messy layoffs show how not to communicate firings

Nov 4, 2022
Big hint: probably not via email. HR and management experts say a conversation is important.
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Elon Musk is buying Twitter for $44 billion. Is it just about free speech?

Apr 25, 2022
Social media giant OKs "unbelievably fast" deal with world's richest person. Many observers remain uncertain of what drove his decision.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk intends to add the global communications platform Twitter to his portfolio, which includes Tesla and SpaceX.
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Elon Musk reaches $44 billion buyout deal with Twitter, aims to privatize the company

Apr 25, 2022
Elon Musk said he wanted to own and privatize Twitter because he thinks it’s not living up to its potential as a platform for free speech.
Twitter said the transaction was unanimously approved by its board of directors and is expected to close in 2022.
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Poison pills: Why companies use the self-defense strategy

Apr 15, 2022
Shareholder rights plans, as they are also known, are used to fend off takeovers, like Elon Musk's bid for Twitter.
To prevent Elon Musk from holding too much stake in Twitter, the board has enacted a "poison pill," giving other shareholders the opportunity to buy more shares in order to dilute Musk's power.
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