Hot Dog Eating Contest: Amateur vs. Semi-Pro

July 3 (Bloomberg) -- Nathan's famous hot dog eating contest will take place on Coney Island on Friday. Top speed eaters will battle to see who can eat the most dogs and buns in 10 minutes. The event has become big business with ESPN broadcasting the finals. Bloomberg BusinessWeek's Claire Suddath heads down to the site of the contest and challenges a semi-professional competitive eater to see what it takes to become a champion. (Originally posted July 2013.)
BG CEO Lund Sees Progress on Shell Regulatory Hurdles
44:11 - Efforts to clear regulatory hurdles required for Royal Dutch Shell Plc to complete its planned purchase of BG Group Plc are "progressing well," says BG's Chief Executive Officer Helge Lund. He spoke with Anna Edwards on Bloomberg's "Countdown" as BG reported a 65 percent drop in second-quarter profit following a slump in oil prices. (Source: Bloomberg)
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