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Would You Believe Illinois' Home Prices Are Just Average?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.24.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Home prices represent a lot of things: the desirability of a neighborhood, a life-long investment, a market health indicator (and how cool the house is), and Illinois home prices are no different.

Wall St West? What You Can Learn From A Financial Services New Media Start-Up In Silicon Valley

April Rudin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Media
April Rudin

I suddenly realized that it no longer felt novel to be turning virtual pages on a tiny lit up screen, checking out a conversation between people I'd never met about a story I wrote, in real time. "New media," I realized, is already old.

Social Inequality In San Francisco Spurs Shouting Match

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2014 | Technology

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ongoing tensions over how to handle social inequality in San Francisco sparked an a rare outb...

Cities Key In Fight To Slow Climate Change, Bloomberg Says

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in his new U.N. job, said Tuesday that cities hold the key to confronting climate cha...

Michael Calderone

Bloomberg News Tried Poaching No. 2 New York Times Editor | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.06.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Bloomberg News recently tried recruiting New York Times managing editor Dean Baquet to oversee Washington coverage, an attempted poaching ...

Tommy Hilfiger Talks 90s Hip-Hop Influence On His Brand: ‘It Took Us Away From Our Roots'

The Grio | Kyle Harvey | Posted 05.02.2014 | Black Voices

Before Russell Simmons, Diddy and other rappers became fashion conscious and began making their own clothes, hip-hop style in the 90′s was distinctl...

Is Pearson Education in Serious Financial Trouble?

Alan Singer | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Alan Singer

Pearson has been making a big push to expand its education, digital services, and testing programs in the United States and in Third World countries, but the company may be way over-extended and unable to deliver on its promises.

Washington Post Raises Price Surreptitiously

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.24.2014 | Media
Peter D. Rosenstein

The cost of the Washington Post goes up on a regular basis and unfortunately the quality of the paper hasn't kept pace. Now they have found a way to i...

Bloomberg Is Bringing Solar Power To Africa With $5 Million Investment In 'Little Sun' Lamps

AP | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation on Tuesday announced a $5 million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered ...

The Feds Are Going After Key Figure At JPMorgan

Reuters | Arnab Sen | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Blythe Masters, who will leave JPMorgan Chase & Co after a 27-year career, is under investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, Bl...

What's the Point, WellPoint? Could It Be to Satisfy Wall Street?

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Executives at health insurance giant WellPoint are predicting they will have to implement "double-digit plus" rate increases next year, demonstrating once again just how politically tone deaf and profit-obsessed they apparently are.

U.S. to Help Ukraine by Importing Hemp

Ben Droz | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Ben Droz

Two birds with one stone: we help Ukraine by importing hemp seeds, and then boost our own economy by giving farmers and industry a new crop and resource.

Bloomberg Chairman's Troubling Comments | NEIL GOUGH | Posted 03.20.2014 | Media

HONG KONG — The chairman of Bloomberg L.P. said in a speech here on Thursday that the company should have reconsidered articles that deviated from t...

Bloomberg Businessweek Has Designs on You

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 05.18.2014 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The second annual Bloomberg Businessweek Design Conference was trying to simplify everything to its least common denominator, freeing up room in the mental microprocessor for the hard stuff: ideas.

Women's History Month, Luan Cox, Crowd Finance and the Future

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Cliff Schecter

During a month when we celebrate the historical achievements of women, only a few days after International Women's Day, after a year in which we've wa...

Sketchy Wall St. Practice Under Scrutiny

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business

March 18 (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether U.S. stock exchanges and alternative tradi...

Eva Moskowitz's Shameful Misuse of Civil Rights

Camille Rivera | Posted 05.13.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Moskowitz is trying to paint herself as a defender of black and Latino children, but really her war on Mayor Bill de Blasio is not about children or civil rights. It's about Moskowitz wanting more power, more profit for her 22 schools and demanding to get everything she wants.

Bloomberg Donates $10 Million To Help Prevent Leading Cause Of Death Among Bangladeshi Children

AP | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation is donating $10 million to a program aimed at preventing the drowning of B...

How NYCHA Can Create an Infill Plan That Works

Denise M. Miranda | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Denise M. Miranda

Thankfully, Mayor de Blasio trashed Bloomberg's ill-conceived plan. The logical question is: "What now?"

Tiger Woman on Wall Street

China Hands | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
China Hands

From making her first million before age thirty, to heading an equity research firm, and now a regular contributor at Forbes with appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg, Li is making waves.

Finally, the End of the Five-Year Armageddon Trade?

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Plenty of worry for the famous wall that markets often climb, but no Armageddon's on the horizon. Maybe we can get back to "normalcy" after all, even with increased market "volume" more to the upside.

Zuckerberg's Embrace of Anonymity Marks Shift in Attitudes Toward Privacy

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The king of social media is finally recognizing that privacy is not just some cultural relic to be engineered away.

Bloomberg Tapped To Be Climate Change Envoy

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been tapped to be U.N. special...

'Rev. Billy' Rallies for Beleaguered Newsstand Operator, While NYC Mayor Works on Solution

Kathleen Kiley | Posted 03.16.2014 | New York
Kathleen Kiley

The Reverend Billy is particularly fond of Astor Place. He's held many protests with his activist performance group there to help raise awareness about the disappearing "mom and pop" shops, as well as businesses and establishments that made the East Village so unique in first place.

Bloomberg Back At His Desk Job

Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

After a 10-day vacation and 12 years as mayor of New York City, Monday marked Michael Bloomberg's first day back at 731 Lexinginton Avenue, the headqu...