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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.)
  • Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate

    A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley. The jury in San Francisco reached the...

    Oakland may have the most yards to cover to save its NFL franchise

    Oakland may have the most yards to cover to save its NFL franchise
    Faced with possibly losing their NFL teams to the Los Angeles area, civic leaders in St. Louis, San Diego and Oakland are racing to come up with a winning approach to preserve their franchises. In St. Louis, plans for a new stadium along the Mississippi...

    Essential California: Bill for teachers' health care, tech firms move downtown, tourism boom in Orange County

    Essential California: Bill for teachers' health care, tech firms move downtown, tourism boom in Orange County
    Good morning. It is Monday, March 9. A new website tracks the¬†inter-family drama of the mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains. Here's what else is happening today in the Golden State: ¬† TOP STORIES High cost of teachers’ health care...

    At center of Silicon Valley Boom 2.0, San Jose remains broke

    SAN JOSE, Calif. The Silicon Valley economy may be booming, but its self-professed capital, the city of San Jose, is hardly paving the streets with gold. The home of eBay, Cisco and Adobe can't keep libraries open full time, plug most potholes or staff...