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Former NFL player Marcellus Wiley on the economic realities of football careers

Oct 24, 2018
The game lifted him out of poverty, but he doesn't want his son to play.
Marcellus Wiley says he went through the rigors of football “fueled by necessity. I needed the money, I needed the opportunity, but my son won't.” Above, he plays defensive lineman for the San Diego Chargers.
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This handbag company is grappling with a new tariff reality

Oct 8, 2018
"We are confident we'll be able to weather it, but it definitely has us making some tough decisions," said Deepa Gandhi, co-founder and COO of Dagne Dover, a handbag and accessories company.
Dagne Dover Co-Founders, Jessy Dover, Deepa Gandhi (center) and Melissa Mash at their New York headquarters.
Courtesy of Dagne Dover

For farmers in central Washington, the USMCA is "a big relief"

Oct 1, 2018
Patrick Smith of Loftus Ranches in Yakima says the new trade deal takes away some uncertainty for farmers like him.
Workers harvest apples at Loftus Ranches in Yakima, Washington, in 2016
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How Michael Ovitz shifted Hollywood's balance of power

Sep 25, 2018
Creative Artists Agency, the talent agency he co-founded, pioneered the concept of "packaging" artists together to make deals.
Michael Ovitz, co-founder of the Creative Artists Agency, arrives at the Sun Valley Resort in Idaho for the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in July.
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It's a good time to buy art made by women

Their work has historically been undervalued.
"Mister Blue," the work on the right, is by Lee Krasner, one of the main artists discussed in Mary Gabriel's new book. It was shown at the Ordovas gallery in London in 2016.
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One leather goods maker on tariffs: "It's not a war, it's just business"

Sep 21, 2018
Michael Korchmar, who runs the Leather Specialty Co. in Florida, supports duties on Chinese imports.
A product from Korchmar, the company whose owner testified in support of tariffs on Chinese leather imports.

Rapper Dessa on hard truths about life as a touring artist

Sep 18, 2018
"I have earned the dark circles this year," she says.
Dessa is a touring musician and a member of the Minneapolis based hip-hop collective Doomtree.
Chad Kamenshine/Courtesy of Dessa Wander

How a chef helped serve 3.6 million meals in Puerto Rico

Sep 13, 2018
“Every time we made contact with a community, we kept going back, and we kept going back, every day without missing a beat,” José Andrés says.
With schools closed or only open for a short time, children across the island were a priority.
Photo courtesy of World Central Kitchen

Why the former education secretary says "education runs on lies"

Sep 3, 2018
There's a disconnect between politicians' words on education and their actions, says Arne Duncan.
Then-Secretary of Education Arne Duncan meets with student chefs during a high school culinary contest in 2012.
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For a recovering restaurant in Puerto Rico, sometimes it's just about making it through the day

Aug 29, 2018
An executive chef in San Juan describes life in the food industry post-Hurricane Maria.
An American flag and Puerto Rican flag fly next to each other in Old San Juan in Puerto Rico.
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