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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.)
  • Connecticut in the Midst of an Insect War

    Connecticut in the Midst of an Insect War
    More than 13,000 foreign killers were turned loose in Connecticut this summer, an airborne army of assassins unleashed to take down a very special enemy. The killers are known as "parasitoid" wasps. Their only target is the emerald ash borer, an...

    Inside The Euro Crisis with Eckart von Klaeden, Minister of State in the Federal Chancellery

    Inside The Euro Crisis with Eckart von Klaeden, Minister of State in the Federal Chancellery
    On day two of my fellowship in Germany, our group of 12 American journalists learned more about the organization sponsoring our trip, the RIAS Berlin Kommission. RIAS stands for "Radio in the American Sector" and is a former radio station based in...

    430 still missing in China boat disaster; death toll likely in hundreds

    BEIJING More than 430 Chinese tourists, many of them thought to be elderly, were still missing early Wednesday, more than a day after their tour boat sank in the Yangtze River after being hit by a strong storm, possibly a tornado. Thousands of rescuers...

    More than 400 missing from capsized cruise ship in China's Yangtze River

    More than 400 missing from capsized cruise ship in China's Yangtze River
    More than 400 people were missing Tuesday after a Chinese cruise ship was caught in a storm and capsized on the Yangtze River. Chinese authorities deployed a 140-person frogman team, thousands of soldiers and five helicopters to the site of the sinking,...