ON THE MONEY THIS WEEK:
Game or Gambling?
Dr.Timothy Fong, UCLA Gambling Studies Program Co-Director
Rick Horrow, Horrow Sports Ventures CEO
Nearly 57 million people play fantasy sports in the US and Canada. With the rapid growth of sports gaming sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, participation in daily fantasy sports competitions has taken off. But is it legal? The fantasy sports industry and its attorneys say it's not gambling because it's a "game of skill" as opposed to a "game of chance." However, six states prohibit daily fantasy sports games, and six other state attorneys general are calling the games a form of gambling or illegal under state laws.
The Power of Originality
Adam Grant, Wharton School Professor of Management and Psychology
All innovation and change begins with an idea. But how do you challenge the status quo and champion those new ideas? That's the theme behind "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World," a new book by Adam Grant, Wharton School Professor of Management. Using research and case studies of innovators, Grant talks about how you can recognize good ideas and act on them. And when it comes to your home, he explains how dissent among spouses can even help develop originality in their children.
Sharon Epperson, Senior Personal Finance Correspondent
With unemployment below 5%,the first time in 8 years, now may be a good time to find a new opportunity. But if it's been a while since you last pounded the pavement, you need to do more than just send out a resume today. We'll tell you how to market yourself as a unique candidate in a digital world and how you can maximize your social media presence.
Kate Rogers, Reporter
Americans are expected to eat 1.3 billion chicken wings during the Super Bowl, that's up three percent over last year. But you can't just "wing it." To take advantage, local restaurateurs need to predict the inventory they'll need for the anticipated demand. Reporter Kate Rogers goes behind the counter and into the kitchen at WingZone to see the planning involved as they try to maximize one of the biggest take-out days of the year.
Jobs in Space
Mary Thompson, Reporter
Those who have dreamt of becoming an astronaut have until February 18th to submit their online application for the latest class of 8 to 14 astronauts who will staff the International Space Station and other missions. We head to Houston to look at what candidates need to do to get a job in space.
Coming up Next Week
If you and your valentine are planning to tie the knot, it's not just love, i's money too. What you need to know before you say "I do."