| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:55 AM
“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.)
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:03 PM
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| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:14 AM
In similar fashion to Jenny McCarthy’s declaration that vaccinations lead to autism, Katie Couric recently ticked off those pushing for young people to be vaccinated against HPV, (human papillomavirus, a sexually-transmitted virus that can lead to...