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On today’s edition of MarketFoolery, the daily podcast from The Motley Fool, we discuss the following topics:

  • Shares of Timberland (NYSE: TBL) soared today on news that VF (NYSE: VFC) will acquire the footwear company for about $2 billion. How will Timberland fit in with some of the other apparel brands VF owns?
  • Wendy's/Arby's Group (NYSE: WEN) is selling most of its stake in Arby's to a group of private investors. Will the Arby's brand survive, or are we on the verge of seeing another restaurant flipping chains?
  • Ignore that Macy's (NYSE: M) ad in today's Miami Herald: The Dallas Mavericks are the 2011 NBA champions. So what can Mavericks owner Mark Cuban teach you about investing? Our analysts share the lessons they've learned from watching Cuban in action.

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Chris Hill doesn't own shares of any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Timberland, and Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Timberland. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.