Brian Baker, who is working his way back from a knee injury sustained at the Australian Open, is one of eight players to get wild-card entries into the men’s singles draw for the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
Chicago Cubs owner Joe Ricketts will spend $10 million on television ads and voter-outreach efforts to help Republican challenger Mitt Romney defeat President Barack Obama, aides to Ricketts said today.
Mitt Romney denounced a plan drafted by Republican strategists to run a racially tinged advertising campaign against President Barack Obama focusing on his former pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright Jr.
For two years, Joe Ricketts has been building a political operation seeking to curb government spending that could have reached a crescendo in August with an unexpected, multimillion dollar attack on President Barack Obama.
Central banks from Thailand to Nigeria plan to start buying yuan as China allows conversion of the currency for investment while slowing global growth spurs the U.S. and Europe to keep interest rates below 2 percent.