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January 23, 2009

The family behind online brokerage TD Ameritrade looks set to acquire US baseball team the Chicago Cubs.

The family behind online brokerage TD Ameritrade looks set to acquire US baseball team the Chicago Cubs. The Ricketts' bid succeeded over competition from local real estate tycoon Hersch Klaff and New York private equity scions Leo Hindery and Marc Utay.

The Ricketts have offered present owners, Tribune Co, around $900 million, and the deal would put the Major League team, its Wrigley Field stadium and a stake in a regional sports network into the hands of Chicago financier Tom Ricketts - son of TD Ameritrade founder Joseph.
 

July 1, 2008

Since regaining full control of family-owned Pentland Group, CEO Stephen Rubin has overseen a growing but socially responsible business that is looking forward to the Olympics more than most. Marc Smith reports…

Since regaining full control of family-owned Pentland Group, CEO Stephen Rubin has overseen a growing but socially responsible business that is looking forward to the Olympics more than most. Marc Smith reports…

January 1, 2007

Despite the political and social problems in the Middle East, Dubai appears to have carved itself an untroubled niche, where foreign investors and residents are able to live and do business with the rest of the world in peace and security. David Nicholson reports

David Nicholson is a freelance journalist based in London.

Despite the political and social problems in the Middle East, Dubai appears to have carved itself an untroubled niche, where foreign investors and residents are able to live and do business with the rest of the world in peace and security. David Nicholson reports

Property developers and businesspeople in general have been amazed at the rapid growth of Shanghai over the past few years, as giant office and residential buildings have risen from the ground.

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