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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will allow investors to buy actual pieces of real players — namely, rights to 20 percent of the player's lifetime earnings (including licensing and product endorsement deals). The firm told The New York Times in October that it will soon stage an “IPO” for budding NFL star Arian Foster and hopes to sign up many more athletes, plus singers and actors similarly early in their careers. (On the other hand, Fantex's lawyers drew up a 37-page list of potential investment risks, such as injuries, slumps and scandals — and the fact that the stock will trade only on Fantex's private exchange.)
  • Can technology stop scourge of bicycle thefts?

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Urban cyclists have more in common than an aptitude for pedaling through city streets they share the ever-present dread of one day discovering their bicycle missing from the bike rack, or finding only the skeletal remains of its wheel-...

    CalPERS President Rob Feckner is reelected to 11th term

    CalPERS President Rob Feckner is reelected to 11th term
    Board members of CalPERS, the country's largest public pension fund, Tuesday reelected labor leader Rob Feckner to an 11th one-year term as president. Rob Feckner, 57, has worked for the Napa Unified School District for 38 years, starting as a bus...

    Charles Edward Brandt Jr., metals executive

    Charles Edward Brandt Jr., metals executive
    Charles Edward Brandt Jr., a retired metals executive, died of complications from cancer Dec. 30 at the Charlestown retirement community. The former Mount Vernon resident was 87 Born in Baltimore and raised in Ten Hills, he was a 1945 graduate of...

    BoltBus adds Hollywood pickup for Northern California routes

    BoltBus adds Hollywood pickup for Northern California routes
    BoltBus passengers heading to Northern California now can board in Hollywood, a new location. The low-cost bus operator added that stop to its daily round-trip service between Los Angeles and San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland. The new stop picks up...