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Billionaire Trump Donor And Chicago Cubs Owner Joe Ricketts Apologizes After Leak Of Racist Emails [VIDEO]

The Chicago Tribune reports: A series of emails obtained and published by Splinter News on Monday appears to show Joe Ricketts, the patriarch of the family that owns the Cubs, sharing and endorsing racist jokes and conspiracy theories. Ricketts, 77, and his son and team Chairman Tom Ricketts, issued separate statements regarding the emails after they were posted. “I deeply …

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Billionaire Joe Ricketts Shuts Down Gothamist And DNAinfo, Deletes Their Archives After Writers Unionize

The New York Times reports: A week ago, reporters and editors in the combined newsroom of DNAinfo and Gothamist, two of New York City’s leading digital purveyors of local news, celebrated victory in their vote to join a union. On Thursday, they lost their jobs, as Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade who owned the sites, shut them …

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