Today’s quick hits, March 17, 2020

Bayer moving towards settlement of suits (Wall Street Journal): Bayer agreed to the terms of a settlement deal that would resolve litigation brought by tens of thousands of people, who allege that the company’s Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.

Impossible Foods raises half a billion dollars (Reuters): Plant-based meat company Impossible Foods raised $500 million in its latest private equity offering, giving the company a $4 billion valuation.

Lobster season slows to a crawl (Associated Press): Late winter and early spring traditionally are slow periods for lobster exports but prices are tumbling because of the coronavirus’ impact on sales to China and Europe.

Easter egg roll is canceled (White House): The traditional Easter egg roll, scheduled for April 13 on the White House grounds, has been canceled to prevent the spread of Covid-19, announced the Office of the First Lady on social media.