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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.)
  • Court upholds ban on contractor political contributions

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ban on government contractors donating money to federal candidates or political parties, a prohibition that has been on the books for 70 years. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit...

    Stop listening to untrue rhetoric

    When people don't tell the truth you shouldn't continue to listen to them. Recently, Commissioner Richard Rothschild in his Times column stated that the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) was "shoved down our throats." We live in a Republic, wherein the...

    Illinois Democrats urge extension on train safety system deadline

    Illinois Democrats urge extension on train safety system deadline
    Chicago-area members of Congress on Monday raised the possibility — albeit remote — of a shutdown of the nation's rail system, including Metra commuter service, if lawmakers fail to extend a year-end deadline for railroads to install an...

    Congress heads back to work with looming funding deadline

    Members of Congress return Tuesday from July Fourth fireworks and parades facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. The funding fight is shaping up as a major partisan brawl against...