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Calgary Flames prospect Josh Healey created TheSportsAux app. Photo: Bob Frid/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images

Thanks to one minor league hockey player's entrepreneurial itch, athletes could soon be rating their agents like they rate their drivers or college professors.

What's happening: Calgary Flames prospect Josh Healey spent the summer building TheSportsAux, an app where athletes can rate and review agents/ advisers. It's been submitted to the App Store for review and should be available for download next week.

How it works: Think Rate My Professors — but for agents. Players fill out 10-question surveys, rating them from 1 to 5 on questions like, "Does your agent follow through on verbal agreements?"

Why it matters: For many young players, finding and dealing with an agent can be a struggle. Healey's app gives them the information they need to make smarter decisions.

  • "To find an agent ... it's all word of mouth," Healey told The Athletic (subscription). "Someone knows some guy, who has an agent and he sets you up with them. If you like them, you go with them and if not, you keep looking."
  • By helping players dig deeper, TheSportsAux aims to bring increased transparency and accountability to one of the places that needs it most — hockey's massive minor league system.

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CDC panel: COVID vaccines should go to health workers, long-term care residents first

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Health-care workers and nursing home residents should be at the front of the line to get coronavirus vaccines in the United States once they’re cleared and available for public use, an independent CDC panel recommended in a 13-1 emergency vote on Tuesday, per CNBC.

Why it matters: Recent developments in COVID-19 vaccines have accelerated the timeline for distribution as vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna undergo the federal approval process. States are preparing to begin distributing as soon as two weeks from now.

Obama: Broad slogans like "defund the police" lose people

Snapchat.

Former President Barack Obama told Peter Hamby on the Snapchat original political show "Good Luck America" that "snappy" slogans such as "defund the police" can alienate people, making the statements less effective than intended.

What he's saying: "You lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you're actually going to get the changes you want done," Obama told Hamby in an interview that will air Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. EST on Snapchat.

Nasdaq's ultimatum

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New diversity and inclusion rules are on the table for some of America's most powerful corporations, courtesy of one of its most powerful stock exchanges.

What's new: Nasdaq is threatening to delist companies that won't move toward having at least one woman and at least one underrepresented minority or LGBTQ person on their corporate boards.

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