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The NFL: Big Business With Big Tax Breaks

The administrative branch of the National Football League is tax-exempt, and many wealthy team owners can get generous subsidies from local governments for stadiums. Critics argue the public money could be better spent elsewhere. But can you put a price on the love of the game?

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The NFL: Big Business With Big Tax Breaks

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