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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....

    Pa. farmers stand to gain as U.S. expands trade with Cuba

    Pa. farmers stand to gain as U.S. expands trade with Cuba
    WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2004, state Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff and a delegation of Pennsylvania business officials headed to Cuba, aiming to make some connections. At the end of the five-day trip, they brought back contracts to...

    George D. Hubbard

    George D. Hubbard
    George D. Hubbard, a retired Semmes, Bowen & Semmes attorney who was known for his irreverent sense of humor, died of Alzheimer's disease Dec. 11 at Copper Ridge, an assisted-living facility in Sykesville. The Ellicott City resident was 88. The son of...

    FBI's genetic tests didn't nail anthrax killer, GAO says

    WASHINGTON For a second time in three years, an inquiry cast doubt Friday on the FBI's assertion that genetic testing had cinched its conclusion that a now-dead Army bioweapons researcher mailed anthrax-laced letters that killed five people and terrorized...