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    From clothing to sporting goods to beer bottles, companies of all kinds are using nanotechnology in the design and production of their products.

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    Sponsoring niche sports costs less, but can stıll pack a marketing punch.

  • Cool Jobs You've Never Heard Of Friday, 25 May 2012 | 4:37 PM ET
    Technically, the recession is over, and on paper, there has been positive job growth for months. Unfortunately, “technically” and “on paper” don’t cut it for people who have been out of work for a long time. For the long-term unemployed, it’s time to start thinking outside of the box and looking for work that falls outside of the parameters of the everyday.What follows is a list of jobs that are obscure, unheard-of or otherwise out of the ordinary. Some of them pay well, some have salaries that

    For the long-term unemployed, it’s time to start thinking outside of the box and looking for jobs that are obscure, unheard-of or otherwise out of the ordinary.

  • A Wealthy Guardian Angel Lands at Indy 500 Friday, 25 May 2012 | 12:09 PM ET
    Willis "Wink" Hartman

    Willis "Wink" Hartman, a millionaire Kansas oilman and serial philanthropist, helped turn an Indy racing team around.

  • Curt Schilling’s Videogame Company Goes Bust Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 7:31 PM ET
    PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 10: Curt Schilling, former member of the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks World Series team walks in the dugout before the Major League Baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field on September 10, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their World Series title.

    Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling has laid off the entire staff that formed his videogame company, 38 Studios, just months after the company designed its first game.

  • '15 Minutes of Fame' Athletes Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 11:49 AM ET
    In 1968, pop artist Andy Warhol said: "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." Unlike most of his art, the saying found a foothold in pop culture, and to this day it’s commonly used to describe the here-today-gone-tomorrow status of many celebrities.Like reality show stars and pop singers, professional athletes are celebrities, too, and for every Michael Jordan who parlays his athletic stardom into successful business ventures, there are dozens of others who burst into the

    For every Michael Jordan, there are dozens who have just a brief moment in the sun. Read ahead to see athletes who faded away after their 15 minutes of fame.

  • Collectors Wary Of Investing In Josh Hamilton Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 12:20 PM ET
    Josh Hamilton

    Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is having an incredible season, leading the American League in average, home runs and RBI. Despite Hamilton’s tear, which included a four home run game on May 8, collectors aren’t exactly fighting for the centerfielder’s memorabilia.

  • Sergio Tacchini, Djokovic Shockingly Part Ways Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    2011 US Open Singles Men's Champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with his trophy atop the Empire State Building on September 13, 2011 in New York City, New York.

    In November of 2009, Novak Djokovic signed a 10-year apparel deal with Sergio Tacchini, as his former sponsor adidas put its money in Andy Murray. It was a huge coup for the brand, who once had Pete Sampras and John McEnroe, but hadn’t been able to find relevance.

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    On Thursday, an amendment attached to the $608 billion defense bill that prohibits every sports sponsorship from the U.S. military, was passed by the House Appropriations Committee.

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    The hottest NFL rookie endorser, Robert Griffin III, has scored yet another sponsorship deal

  • Athlete Tech Investors Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 5:10 PM ET
    The career of a professional athlete on the field doesn’t last forever. The shrewd ones know that, and for those who want their money to work for them beyond age 40, having a solid plan B is of paramount importance. So they start thinking about ways to invest their money wisely to make it last a lifetime.Often, athletes will put their money back into sports. After hanging up his jersey, Michael Jordan invested his money in the Charlotte Bobcats basketball team, and although LeBron James is still

    By now, most people have gotten the memo that there’s money to be made in technology, including professional athletes. Check out the athletes who have chosen the tech sector as their next arena of competition.

  • Logic of Realignment Won’t Be Clear For a Decade Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 5:43 PM ET
    Big XII Conference

    The University of Missouri said it could earn as much as $12 million more per year from an new TV deal in the Southeastern Conference, compared to the deal it had in the Big 12.

  • Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp.

    As the Oklahoma City Thunder gets ready to take on the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals tonight, there’s an off-the-court distraction that could impact the team’s business.

  • GNC, Vitamin Shoppe Keep DMAA Products in Stores Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 11:43 AM ET
    DMAA

    Ten days after the FDA sent warning letters to manufacturers of supplements with DMAA in it, the nation’s largest supplement retailers still have the product on the shelves.

  • I’ll Have Another wasn’t exactly a huge longshot, but he certainly was getting treated like one. But there was the horse, in Friday’s New York Times, predicted to come in dead last.

  • Derby Field Has Bargain Horses Friday, 4 May 2012 | 1:17 PM ET
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    Horse ownership is a rich man's game, but that doesn't mean Derby winners all cost a fortune.

  • Strap On Your Fascinators - It's Kentucky Derby Time Friday, 4 May 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
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    Sports fans have long ditched the fancy hats for caps, except for Derby weekend in Kentucky.

  • Part-Time Athletes Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 5:22 PM ET
    On January 29, 2012, the New York Times ran a  about Greek Olympic athletes. The nation’s debt crisis has forced Greece to implement austerity measures, which affected its ability to fund its athletes’ training.Their stipends are chronically late, their training centers have closed and their coaches aren’t being paid. It’s a surreal situation for the birthplace of the Olympics to find itself in.As in Greece, the governments of many other countries throughout the world have financed the athletic

    Many countries finance their Olympic competitors, but not the United States, where athletes fund their own training.

  • Deer Antler Spray Company Suing Major League Baseball Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 1:43 PM ET
    MLB baseballs seen through the netting of a basket

    The makers of a deer antler velvet product are suing Major League Baseball for libel after the league told players to stop taking the performance enhancer so as not to risk testing positive for a steroid that wasn't listed as an ingredient.

  • DMAA

    In a wake of a warning letter sent to them by the FDA, some companies whose pre-workout or weight loss products include the ingredient DMAA, are starting to move on with life without it.

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