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The Price of Profits

2016: A Corporation Odyssey

by Marketplace Staff Jun 15, 2016
What's a corporation? Paddy Hirsch explains.
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Why relaxing terms on student loans could backfire

by Paddy Hirsch Sep 24, 2015
Letting borrowers off the hook could be bad for the whole market.
The organizations that lend student money aren't the real lenders.
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Why you should care about the yield curve

by Paddy Hirsch Sep 9, 2015
It reflects what investors think will happen to the economy.
Think of the yield curve in terms of "Chutes and Ladders"
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Market Update: our coverage of this week's stock chaos

by Paddy Hirsch Aug 25, 2015
 A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the morning of August 27, 2015 in New York City. Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks continued their rally, opening approximately 200 points higher today.
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What exactly is a hedge fund, again?

by Paddy Hirsch Aug 5, 2015
Refresh your memory and consider this: Most don't do well after going public.
Paddy Hirsch talks hedge funds. 
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Why a share's price and its value might not line up

by Paddy Hirsch Jul 22, 2015
A company's share price doesn't necessarily always reflect its true value.
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Corporate inversions: back from the dead

by Paddy Hirsch 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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Ask not what Marketplace can do for you, but what you can do for Marketplace.

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The activists are coming!

by Paddy Hirsch 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

by Paddy Hirsch 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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Explaining stock buybacks

by Paddy Hirsch Apr 9, 2015
Stock buybacks are popular with some, but others say they're a waste of money.
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