Searching For America's Biggest Financial Loser
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
And our Last Word in business today is biggest loser.
(Soundbite of TV show "The Biggest Loser")
Unidentified Announcer: Tonight, a new season of "The Biggest Loser" begins and it's all about second chances.
Unidentified Man: You're on "The Biggest Loser."
MONTAGNE: The TV show, America's "Biggest Loser" is about overweight people competing to shed pounds. There's a similar title up for grabs in the world of finance.
An investment startup called Hedgeable.com is sponsoring a race to find the biggest financial loser in the past year. First prize is a trip to Rome because; according to the Web site it's quote, "the last great empire to collapse under a devalued currency and out-of-control spending."
And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
And I'm Steve Inskeep.
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