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NHL Team On Thin Ice

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

At best, the NHL's New Jersey Devils franchise has serious cash-flow problems. At worst, it could be taken over by the league if owner Jeff Vanderbeek...

Hey London, Sponsor This!

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.25.2012 | Business

Olympics organizers are doing what they can to eliminate competition for their sponsors. Too much maybe? Several media outlets are making sport of ...

Guess What Country Has The Longest Working Hours

Posted 09.26.2014 | Money

While the global recession has compelled at least one national leader -- Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague -- to encourage employees to "work ...

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Publishers Trying To Race In With Jeremy Lin Books

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business

Publishers still hoping to cash in on Linsanity may need to change their game plan. Jeremy Lin books are competing in a saturated market. More than...

Nike Exec Accused Of Bribery

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Just as Walmart faces accusations of bribery in Mexico, another mega-corporation is fielding its own corruption charges on foreign soil. Li Tong, ...

Youth Baseball Costs Aren't Playing Around

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.25.2012 | Money

Fran Dicari, father of three, spent $11,704 on his brood's athletic endeavors in 2011. Dicari's shopping list would dent a lot of family budgets: N...

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NFL Plays Ball With Gambling Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

Despite the NFL's vocal opposition to betting on its games, the league's move to allow teams to accept casino ads has generated a great, big ... ho-hu...

Oklahoma State's Dead Pool No Winner

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

When you think about the creepy side of college athletics, you might imagine boosters in plaid jackets handing over cars to top recruits, or lining up...

Looks Like A Go For Michael Jordan Lawsuit, After All

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

Michael Jordan has found a Chinese court that will play ball with his trademark lawsuit, after all. The NBA hall of famer says his suit against Ch...

Who's That Daytona 500 Driver?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Any sport that stages its Super Bowl at the start of its official season deserves attention. But NASCAR's Daytona 500 on Sunday could still be mighty ...

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How Jeremy Lin Proves Everything We Know About Investing Is Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business

NBA teams overlooked Jeremy Lin for the same reason so-called experts first ignore stocks, business pioneers and anything else that defies expectation...

Dome Sweet Dome, Taxpayers Cheering In This City

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

Opponents of taxpayer-funded sports stadiums -- and fans of the Minnesota Vikings -- could celebrate a small victory Wednesday. Despite fears that the...

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CORPORATE WELFARE, NBA-STYLE: In Sacramento, Hocking Parking Spaces to Finance Arena

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

The Sacramento Kings are getting lots of attention in California's capital, but it hasn't been for their play. As of this writing, the Kings sat in la...

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How Brady, Manning Stack Up Off The Field

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning gathered impressive stats to guide their teams to Sunday's Supe...

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Super Bowl Brings Calls For Gambling Help Lines

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

As Super Bowl betting reaches a fever pitch this week, advocates for gambling addicts are telling newspapers and websites to play fair: Those publishi...