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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.)
  • Iran, powers seek to agree terms for extending nuclear talks: diplomats

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers are working to finalize the terms of a likely extension in negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program beyond a July 20 deadline and an announcement may come as early as Friday, Western diplomats said....

    Obama cites 'real progress' in Iran nuclear talks

    Obama cites 'real progress' in Iran nuclear talks
    President Obama said Wednesday that international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program have made “real progress in several areas,” and have produced a “credible way forward,” despite substantial differences between Tehran...

    Austrian computing pioneer Heinz Zemanek dead at 94

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Heinz Zemanek, who briefly put Austria in the vanguard of European computing in the 1950s with his "May Breeze" computer, has died in Vienna at the age of 94, his old university said. Zemanek designed and built the "May Breeze", the...

    Iran believed to start up plant needed for interim nuclear deal: sources

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran is believed to have started operating a long-delayed uranium conversion plant which it needs to fulfil an interim nuclear agreement reached with six world powers last year before it expires on Sunday, diplomatic sources said. If...