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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.)
  • Knotty exhibit planned for pope symbolizes life's challenges

    A knotty exhibit being created for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff's teachings by letting visitors acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives. The installation, to be built in the shape of a grotto next to the...

    Vatican bank profits soar as recovery, reform continue

    The Vatican bank said Monday its profit soared by more than 20 times last year as it recovered from a trading loss and continued its reform process away from its scandal-marred past. The bank, officially called the Institute for Religious Works, said...

    Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified

    Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified by Roman Catholic officials Saturday in an emotional ceremony elevating the once-controversial cleric to the ranks of the blessed 35 years after his assassination. Underneath a rainbow halo ringing the sun,...

    Salvadoran Angelenos celebrate Archbishop Oscar Romero's beatification

    Salvadoran Angelenos celebrate Archbishop Oscar Romero's beatification
    Carmen Sanchez fought back tears as she waived her tiny Salvadoran flag in MacArthur Park. "I've waited for this day a very long time," the Westlake resident said. "Finally, this person who sacrificed everything for his pueblo will get the recognition...