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Zed's Dead - Law, Finance, and the Future of Online Publishing (Part One)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

  "Whose motorcycle is this?" "It's a chopper, baby." "Whose chopper is this?" "Zed's" "Who's Zed?&q...

Peter Orszag Leaving? Budget Director May Exit Soon, Bloomberg News Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Budget Director Peter Orszag may become the first member of Barack Obama's cabinet to leave, Bloomberg reports. Orszag will make his deci...

2010 Elections: New Leaders or New Faces on Status Quo?

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sally Kohn

It is still remarkably difficult to be a challenger. Consider Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter's race to unseat New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada.

The Quiet Deception of Community Control

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

But while the call for localism before the Charter Review Commission is a seductive one given the state of the city, in the end I think it really boils down to a cheap kind of populism.

John Paulson Defends His Toxic CDOs by Insulting Everyone's Intelligence

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

There are countless ways to discredit Paulson's recent statements, just as there are countless ways to discredit his claim that he operated in "good faith."

Dow Hovers Near 11,000: This is Obama's Market

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

A Democratic president's success is due to the policies of his Republican predecessor, and his failures are a consequence of his own policies.

10 Reasons I'm Throwing My Hat in the Ring for Helen Thomas' Seat

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Bamberger

I'd like to think that our press corps has more important things to think about than where they get to sit at the daily White House press briefing.

An Enduring Memorial for Slaughtered Miners: Criminal Liability for Reckless Owners

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

America needs its own statute -- an Upper Big Branch Law -- holding corporate managers and directors criminally accountable for ditching safety for dollars.

New York City Carriage Horse Rules: to get vacation, larger stalls

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York's City Council has passed regulations requiring carriage horses to have larger stalls, five weeks off per year and blankets ...

Bloomberg Takes a First Step at Piercing the Veil of Secrecy Surrounding CDOs

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

CDOs remain shrouded in secrecy, their financial reports remain hidden from public view, unavailable to anyone except actual CDO investors. Bloomberg's coup was to pierce that veil of secrecy, and to drill down into the details of one CDO.

Resurrection City: For A Living Wage

Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D.

We need a compensation system that treats all with dignity and respect. New York City is a rich city. We can lead the way to King's dream.

Socialism for the Tea Parties

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Tea Party movement has an intense hatred for anything they deem to be socialist, while both appreciating and wanting more government support for programs they like.

There's No Place Like Home

Heather Kristin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Kristin

Reduce homelessness by offering better programs before at-risk families lose everything. Or, better yet, let's find a solution to end homelessness and help our neighbors keep their homes.

Most Valuable CEOs In Finance: Jamie Dimon Tops Bloomberg Markets' Ranking

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Shareholders who dish out millions to an elite CEO should of course expect a lot in return. The CEO who provided the best bang for the buck, according...

3 Women Join Discrimination Suit Against Bloomberg L.P.

nytimes.com | DAVID W. CHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Three more women have been permitted to join a class-action lawsuit that accuses Bloomberg L.P., the financial services and media company founded by M...

Mikhail Prokhorov: Kiki Vandeweghe Won't Return To Nets

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov says general manager Kiki Vandeweghe will be let go when his contract expires th...

Bloomberg's Charity Through Carnegie Corporation, $200 Million To Date, Ending

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York City's richest man and biggest philanthropist, is quietly pulling the plug on an unusual program that has poured ...

Cities, States Starting To Punish Big Banks

Wall Street Journal | RUTH SIMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Fed up with the tight supply of credit, state and local governments across the U.S. are starting to punish big banks....

Bloomberg Shuttering Lifesaving Senior Centers

Stacy Torres | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stacy Torres

Under Bloomberg's grim plan to close at least 50 senior centers by July 1, thousands of seniors will not have a place to eat Thanksgiving this year.

What Is Atlantic Yards? A Complete Failure of Democracy

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

Why were so many elected officials, journalists and everyday citizens willing to look the other way on Atlantic Yards?

Bloomberg 23rd Richest Man In The World, Worth $18 Billion

nbcnewyork.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg keeps raking it in. The third-term mayor and finance whiz is the 23rd richest man in the world, according to the 2010 Forbes ...

Salt Ban For Restaurants? Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Kill Salt

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One Brooklyn lawmaker wants to take some flavor out of your food. Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) has proposed a bill that "prohibits the use of...

"Geekfest" Draws an A-List Crowd in Beantown

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Can an institute of higher learning like MIT find a way to create that Davos-like event for the sports industry on a global basis?

California's Debt: Now Riskier Than Kazakhstan's - And A Bigger Worry Than Greece?

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just how dangerous is California's budget crisis? Extremely dangerous, according to two recent evaluations of California's debt by financial indust...

MTA, City & State to Students: Drop Dead

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Today, the MTA launches a whirlwind tour of public hearings citywide. These hearings will be the first of their kind since 585,000 student straphangers learned they would lose subsided fares.