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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.

If the OPEC Cartel Is Being Tolerated, Why Not a Grain Export Association?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Given OPEC's success, given our tolerance of its activities, given its enormous cost to our society, why should we not, in our own self-interest and in an effort to level the playing field, follow its example?

Village Voice: New FDNY Commissioner Bears Blame For Deutsche Bank Fire

Village Voice | Comments (9) by Wayne Barrett Tuesday, Feb 9 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The fact is that Cassano was more personally involved than Scoppetta in the negligence that cost the lives of Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino and...

Bloomberg Meets Texas Megachurch Leader Joel Osteen

Houston Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg quietly met with popular Texas megachurch preacher Joel Osteen last week in City Hall....

For Bloomberg, NYC Big Apps is a BIG Deal

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Michael Bloomberg, the man who made his fortune managing data, is now leading the nation by giving away a firehose of data about NYC to young hungry developers looking for data to turn into products.

9/11 Trial WILL NOT Be In New York City, Official Says

New York Times | SCOTT SHANE and BENJAMIN WEISER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Obama administration on Friday gave up on its plan to try the Sept. 11 plotters in Lower Manhattan, bowing to almost unanimous pressure from New Y...

A Letter to New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

I would love to see David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo go head-to-head over their policy records. I want to see Kirstin Gillibrand prove that she can run a fair election on her record.

Do you live in NYC's dirtiest neighborhood? Tell us why

Gotham Gazette | Courtney Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Is your neighborhood spic and span or rife with refuse? The Bloomberg administration puts most of the city in the former category and promises to k...

Bloomberg State Of The City Speech: Mayor Promises Efficiency, Will Grant Protected Status To Haitians

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered nothing splashy in a reserved "state of the city" speech Wednesday, saying his third term wo...

Deck the Halls With Boughs of Economic Folly

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Anyone who thinks the U.S. is headed back to normality in terms of economic growth and employment is simply not looking at the facts.