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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's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....

    U.S. tightens travel restrictions from West Africa to curb Ebola

    U.S. tightens travel restrictions from West Africa to curb Ebola
    Ever since an Ebola case from Liberia arrived at a Dallas hospital last month, political pressure has been building on the Obama administration to restrict travel from the three West African countries where the disease has spread with frightening speed....

    Jameis Winston, Crist-Scott and Amend. C: Letters

    Jameis Winston, Crist-Scott and Amend. C: Letters
    Winston on vs. off field Sports columnist Mike Bianchi seems to be missing a major point when he states, "Once again, Jameis Winston, the most hated man in college football, disappointed his detractors and crushed his critics by pulling out yet...

    Nelson Bunker Hunt, son of legendary wildcatter H.L. Hunt, dies at 88

    DALLAS - Nelson Bunker Hunt, the wildcatter who surpassed the legacy of his father, H.L. Hunt, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Dallas assisted living center. He was 88. Hunt outdid his father in creating and losing fortunes through titanic...