Charles Schwab Buys TD Ameritrade In Brokerage BlockbusterTD Ameritrade was founded by Joe Ricketts in 1975. In 2009, he bought the Chicago Cubs and has a 95% controlling interest, but according to his website, he has no involvement in the club's day-to-day operations. His son Pete Ricketts is the Governor of Nebraska where TD Ameritrade is headquartered.
Tom Ricketts Addresses Father's Racist Email Controversy; 'Our Family Was Never Raised That Way'Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts on Monday insisted his father is not racist, after the publication of several emails from Joe Ricketts in which he shared Islamophobic jokes, comments, and conspiracy theories.
After Racist Emails Surface, Creighton University Cancels Joe Ricketts AppearanceCreighton University in Nebraska will no longer honor Joe Ricketts this week because of controversial personal emails that surfaced.
Cubs Family Patriarch Apologizes For Racist EmailsSome of the emails Splinter News published Monday featured Joe Ricketts making Islamophobic comments, such as "Islam is a cult and not a religion."
Ricketts Family Pledge $1 Million To Donald TrumpAfter spending millions top oppose him, Joe Ricketts has promised at least $1 million to Donald Trump.
Cubs Co-Owner Laura Ricketts Forms SuperPAC For Lesbian IssuesAnother member of Chicago's Ricketts family is getting involved with a super PAC.
Bernstein: Ricketts Tap-Dancing Around The TruthI’m sure he’s saying some of his best friends are black.
Bernstein: Tom Ricketts Thinks We're FoolsTom Ricketts is hiding right now, hunkered down behind spokespeople, spinning madly to extricate himself from the political doings of his father and brothers.
Statement: Joe Ricketts Rejects 'Ricketts Plan'Brian Baker, president of the Ending Spending Action Fund, has released the following statement on behalf of Joe Ricketts, who was recently the subject of an attack on President Obama’s connections to Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Cubs Owner's Father Won't Launch Hard-Line Campaign Attack On ObamaA Republican super PAC funded by the father of Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has decided against launching a hard-line attack on President Barack Obama as he campaigns for reelection.
Walter's Perspective: No Tax Money For Wrigley RenovationIn the Chicago City Council today, our slugger Mayor Rahm Emanuel smacked a grand slam. He clobbered the opposition to his billion dollar plan to renovate the city, so he's feeling his oats. That made it a good time for him to take on the Chicago Cubs’ plan to renovate Wrigley Field.
Jackson's Re-Election Bid Vs. Halvorson Heating UpU.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was facing a new obstacle in his fight to retain his seat in Congress amid his toughest primary challenge yet.
Cubs Owner Sued For Harassment RetaliationThe owner of the Chicago Cubs, and founder of TD Ameritrade, is being sued by two Nebraska women who are claiming that he fired them from his Omaha-based charity after they complained of sexual harassment.