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In today's edition, Austin and Brendan talk about the changing face of International Paper. A few recent notable events include two acquisitions, a massive multibillion-dollar land sale, and a dramatic refocusing of its business model. It's important not to come at International Paper with the same old same old attitude because it's a starkly different company from what it's been in the past. We give our thoughts on where this puts it going forward.

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