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  • Rio Games CEO Vows to Show Brazil Can Run Corruption-Free Event

    Sidney Levy, who heads Brazil’s preparations for the 2016 summer Olympics, says the projected 30 billion reais ($12.5 billion) games are a chance to show that the country can run a major project without scandal.

  • Rio Olympics Costs Rise by 25 Percent to 7 Billion Reais

    Brazil’s operating budget for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has increased by 25 percent above initial estimates to about 7 billion reais ($2.91 billion) as a result of new sports and inflation.

  • Rio Olympics’ Delayed Budget Ready Amid Public Scrutiny of Costs

    Rio de Janeiro’s budget for the 2016 Summer Olympics will be released by the end of January after months of political wrangling following massive public protests over the country’s spending priorities.

  • FBI Ramapo Probe Shows Risks of Minor-League Stadium Boom

    The top elected official in Ramapo, New York, Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence, wanted a minor-league baseball team and a new stadium to house it. The park would cost about $20 million and taxpayers wouldn’t have to cover it, he and paid consultants predicted three years ago.

  • Bowdoin Says No Need for SAT While Buying College Board Scores

    Colleges from Bowdoin in Maine to Pitzer in California dropped the SAT entrance exam as a requirement, saying it favors the affluent, penalizes minorities and doesn’t predict academic success. What they don’t advertise is they find future students by buying names of kids who do well on the test.

  • Handy Enables Smith to Crush Harvard’s Annual Endowment Returns

    Prescient bets against the stock market have helped endowment manager Alice Handy regularly beat the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Handy, who manages money for Smith, Barnard and Middlebury colleges at a firm she founded called Investure LLC, has also done something more satisfying: vanquish Harvard and Yale.

  • Harvard University Students Win the Most Rhodes Scholarships

    Students at Harvard University won six Rhodes Scholarships, the most of any school this year, as the 32 U.S. recipients of one of the world’s most prestigious academic awards were named today.

  • Knicks Enter $1 Billion Arena With Anthony Considering Moving On

    Madison Square Garden will welcome the New York Knicks tonight into an arena with premium seating suspended from the roof, a pair of 600-square-foot video screens at the entrance and 18 fully renovated luxury suites, the results of a $1 billion makeover.

  • Super Bowl Brings NYC Glory Even as New Jersey Plays Game Host

    Secaucus, New Jersey, plans ice sculptures, food trucks and a beer garden only two miles from the National Football League’s championship game. The competition? Manhattan’s Super Bowl Boulevard, featuring concerts, autograph signings and 180-foot-long toboggan run on Broadway.

  • Super Bowl’s N.J. Towns Snubbed as NFL Limits Benefits

    Forget Manhattan’s Super Bowl Boulevard and its concerts, autograph signings and 180-foot-long toboggan run on Broadway. Who needs them when Secaucus, New Jersey, will offer ice sculptures, food trucks and a beer garden only two miles from the big game?

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