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Students in Business for Themselvesi
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Mike O'Sullivan
July 26, 2014 11:04 AM
They're only high school students, but they are making accessories for shoes, fabricating backpacks and doing product photography - all through their own businesses. It's the result of a partnership between a non-profit organization that teaches entrepreneurship and their schools. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan and Deyane Moses met the budding entrepreneurs near Los Angeles.
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Video Students in Business for Themselves

They're only high school students, but they are making accessories for shoes, fabricating backpacks and doing product photography - all through their own businesses. It's the result of a partnership between a non-profit organization that teaches entrepreneurship and their schools. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan and Deyane Moses met the budding entrepreneurs near Los Angeles.
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Video Business of American-style Football

Baseball had long been considered America’s national sport, but in recent years it has become overshadowed by America’s other favorite sport - American-style football. Part of the reason is money. Andrew Saba talks to VOA reporter and football historian Mike Richman about how football has become as much a symbol of American business as it is American sports.
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