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Off to the races
Aug 10, 2023

Off to the races

ESPN is likely to be the next big name in sports betting. We'll talk about why. Plus, worker productivity is up and WeWork is headed toward closure.

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ESPN, long a big name in sports, lends its name to sports betting

Aug 10, 2023
Gaming company Penn Entertainment is paying $2 billion over 10 years to use ESPN's name in its gambling app and website.
Sports betting is a growing market in the U.S. ESPN made $2 billion in its deal to license its brand to Penn Entertainment's betting app and website.
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For the first time in a year, worker productivity is up

Aug 10, 2023
That's a good thing for the economy and for business — and could be a good thing for workers themselves.
Increased productivity often comes from the introduction of new technology, like supermarket self checkouts.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jordan Mangi Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC