Philadelphia Union owner Richie Graham talks about the sale of Brendan Aaronson and future of American soccer

Last week MLS side Philadelphia Union — in the middle of an extremely successful campaign which has them tied for first place in the Eastern Conference — announced that its 20-year-old attacking midfielder Brenden Aaronson had been sold to Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg, and would join the club after the season.



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The reported figure of the sale was $6 million plus bonuses, the largest ever paid for an MLS Homegrown Player. For the Union, the sale was proof of concept for its strategy over the past few years of focusing on the development of its academy.

In a phone call with FTW, Philadelphia Union co-owner Richie Graham talked about the sale, the changing perception of MLS and American players in Europe, and his vision for youth development in this country.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Dunkin’ in talks for sale to owner of Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic

The Dunkin’ doughnuts and coffee chain confirmed it’s held talks to be taken private by a private equity firm, sending shares rocketing to an all-time high at the opening bell Monday.

Dunkin’ Brands Group said it’s in preliminary discussions with Inspire Brands, which also owns Arby’s and Jimmy John’s Sandwiches. In a prepared statement Sunday, Dunkin’ said it was not yet certain a deal would be reached and would not comment further.

Inspire Brands said it had no comment Monday, but Dunkin’ shares jumped 16% to $104.87.

Dunkin’, based in Canton, Massachusetts, also owns the Baskin-Robbins ice cream chain. There are 13,000 Dunkin’ stores and 8,000 Baskin-Robbins outlets worldwide.

Both brands have significant history. Dunkin’ was founded in 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts. Baskin-Robbins — known for its promise of 31 flavors — was founded in 1945 in Glendale, California.

But the global pandemic has hurt sales. Dunkin’ Brands revenue fell

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Dunkin’ Eyeing Potential Sale to the Owner of Arby’s and Jimmy John’s



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Dunkin’ is in talks to sell itself to the Arby’s parent company

Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ (née Donuts) and Baskin Robbins, could soon be owned by Inspire Brands, the owner of Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic, and Jimmy John’s. The two companies are reportedly in talks for Inspire to acquire Dunkin’ Brands for $106.50 a share, or $8.8 billion, the New York Times reports. This would take Dunkin’ Brands private and make it private-equity-owned again, after having fully sloughed off its previous private-equity owners in 2012.

Why would the bro-iest fast-food company want to buy the Massachusetts darling? After a brief drop in sales and the closure of 800 stores early on in the pandemic, Dunkin’ has rebounded, helped in part by its drive-thrus and online ordering. The chain also proved that it can get hip with Gen Z through its partnership with

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Delhi gym owner arrested over alleged fraud of sale of luxury cars : The Tribune India

New Delhi, October 24

A 46-year-old gym owner was arrested here for allegedly duping a businessman to the tune of Rs 1.15 crore on the pretext of selling him luxury cars, police said on Saturday.

The accused was identified as Rahul Narang, a resident of Greater Kailash-II. He was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his arrest, they said.

Police said Narang was arrested earlier, but he got conditional bail.

He stopped attending court in connection with the case but later a non-bailable warrant was issued for his arrest, the police said.  The incident came to light after a South Delhi businessman, Sunil Verma, filed a complaint against Narang, police said.

In his police complaint, Verma alleged that Narang approached him for some money. In return, Narang gave Verma sale letters for six luxurious cars but handed over only one car. Thereafter, the accused neither returned the money nor

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Condo owner struggles to find lender to refinance

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Q: Is it possible for you to refer me to a mortgage lender? I’m a single woman who would like to refinance the condominium I’ve lived in for the past 15 years. I have excellent credit. My monthly income seems to be a little shy of what lenders are looking for, by about $200 per month. My mortgage payment history is excellent.

A: Thank you for your question. We don’t recommend specific companies to our readers, simply because it would be too difficult to vet thousands of lenders nationwide, but we can give you some general information on what you should do given your situation.

While you mentioned that you have lived in your condominium for 15 years, you didn’t say whether your current loan is from the time you purchased your condo.

If we assume you’re still paying down

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BMW owner spots own car for sale on Facebook Market in scam | 1 NEWS

Tony Bing’s attempt to sell his car quickly turned strange, after he began receiving messages from a site he’d never placed an ad.

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When Tony saw a surge of interest in his listing, he discovered something untoward on Facebook Market.

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He had put his BMW on Trade Me for $15,000. Initially, there wasn’t too much interest.

Then suddenly the messages started flooding in.

“[There were] people wanting to come and look at the car. Did I still have it? ‘I’ll be round in half an hour to see it’,” Bing told Seven Sharp. 

“Everyone’s really keen to look at this car all of a sudden. And then someone said, ‘Is the price still reduced to $6000?’.”

Investigating, Bing discovered something untoward on Facebook Market.

His Trade Me ad had been duplicated and added to Facebook – with the price reduced

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Winn-Dixie, Fresco Owner Southeastern Files for U.S. IPO

(Bloomberg) — Southeastern Grocers Inc., the owner of the Winn-Dixie and Fresco supermarket chains that emerged from bankruptcy two years ago, has filed for an initial public offering.



a double decker bus on the street: Signage is displayed above shopping carts outside of a Winn-Dixie Store Inc. supermarket in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Bi-Lo LLC, the company behind the Winn-Dixie chain, is preparing for a potential bankruptcy filing as soon as March.


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Signage is displayed above shopping carts outside of a Winn-Dixie Store Inc. supermarket in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Bi-Lo LLC, the company behind the Winn-Dixie chain, is preparing for a potential bankruptcy filing as soon as March.

The Jacksonville, Florida-based grocer in its filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission listed an offer size of $100 million, a placeholder that will likely change. Existing investors will be selling some of their shares, according to the prospectus.

Southeastern Grocers’ listing would follow that by supermarket owner Albertsons Cos., which raised $800 million in a downsized IPO in June. The value of Albertsons, backed by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, has fallen 10% since then.

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Flood-stricken Paradise Lakes prepares for new owner

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Paradise Lakes have been sold. The sale of the flood-ruined mobile home park has been long-awaited.

The entire mobile home park has been flattened and is ready for a new owner and new homes.

An out-of-state company has bought this property for nearly 1.5 million dollars. And Bellevue’s mayor says they’re likely to rebuild

“My understanding is they own several other parks in the country, they’re a big company and I think they have every intention of coming back in with manufactured homes,” said Mayor Rusty Hike.

The city took a lien on the property last year after the former owner said he couldn’t afford the million-dollar teardown.

Now that it’s sold the that lien can be collected.

“We didn’t use any taxpayer’s money to clean it up. There might be a small percentage of it 12.5 percent but for the most part, FEMA covered the

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Phoenix Investors Named A Top Property Owner, Top Property Manager By Midwest Real Estate News

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Phoenix Investors, a national commercial real estate firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been named a Top Property Owner and a Top Property Manager by Midwest Real Estate News in their annual Best of the Best issue. Phoenix was ranked the #9 Top Property Owner, based on square footage owned in the Midwest, and the #15 Top Property Manager, based on square footage owned and managed in the Midwest in 2019. As of October 2020, Phoenix’s growing portfolio spans 21 states and includes commercial properties in excess of 32 million square feet. 

This year marks Midwest Real Estate News’ 20th Anniversary of their Best of the Best issue. “CRE pros are facing bigger challenges than ever in 2020. But, as we always expect, our CRE superstars are rising to the occasion,” said Dan Rafter, a Managing Editor at REJournals, Midwest

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Come by Chance refinery owner calls on N.L. utility regulator to increase fuel prices

The owner of the idled Come By Chance oil refinery has asked the utility regulator in Newfoundland and Labrador to “expeditiously” increase certain fuel prices.

That’s because the company says its costs to supply the market have spiked since the Placentia Bay facility stopped refining oil earlier this year, and fuels now have to be imported.

Meanwhile, a U.S. company with its sights set on the refinery is issuing a plea that the facility be kept in “warm idle” mode so it can more easily be reactivated if a change of ownership occurs.

“Time is of the essence to ensure a restart plan can be put in place for next year,” a representative of Origin International said on condition of anonymity.

“Origin is finalizing a plan that would have all employees back to work immediately after a transaction, with a restart for the plant in the second quarter of next

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