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Make CSR Hard Core

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Jens Martin Skibsted

Corporate ethics is booming. Every major company has its own Corporate Social Responsibility program. CSR consulting is big business, and more and more companies are following suit. But is social responsibility also economically sustainable?

Who Made the List?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Today, Points of Light, the National Conference on Citizenship and Bloomberg announced The Civic 50 – the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation.

Will de Blasio Be Good for Street Vendors?

Sean Basinski | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Sean Basinski

Vendors are ready for a new relationship with City Hall. And de Blasio has already shown he is willing to sit down with regular folks and listen to their thoughts and ideas. I know that vendors are eager to share with the Mayor-elect their vision for the city.

On Transitions

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Zachary Dominitz

At night, in certain downtown pockets, the New York of old, of uncovered mysteries, of imagination and availability, finds its way through the sudden quiet.

Rocky Times At Bloomberg

nytimes.com | Posted 11.25.2013 | Media

But behind the celebration were some troubling developments. The growth of Bloomberg’s terminal sales worldwide had softened over the last several y...

Bloomberg: De Blasio Won Because NYers Wanted A Change

AP | Posted 11.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says voters chose Bill de Blasio as his successor because they wanted a change. Bloomberg said on ...

Bloomberg: I'm Handing De Blasio A Balanced Budget

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 11.21.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is presenting mayor-elect Bill de Blasio with a balanced budget. Bloomberg is leaving...

The GOP Mines an Endless Vein of Hypocrisy; An Historic Bottomless Pit of Inconsistency

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Apparently, having a black, Kenyan-born Communist who is both Muslim and a radical Christian in the Oval Office changes the rules of judicial appointments. That is the only conclusion we can reach for key Republican senators have reversed their opinions 180 degrees from what they've stated in the past.

Bloomberg To Sign Legislation Raising Age To Buy Tobacco

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed landmark legislation Tuesday banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, maki...

"Déjá Vu All Over Again" for Child Care

David Nocenti | Posted 10.29.2013 | New York
David Nocenti

If others cannot secure coverage by November 1, they will be shut down by the City, which rightly does not want children cared for in facilities that have no insurance. What will happen to those children? And to their parents, many of whom rely upon the child care to allow them to work?

Poisonous Million Dollar Pay Packages

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

American CEOs and boards of directors should take note. The income inequality they've fostered with outsized CEO pay packages and paltry wages for workers is creating an American royal class served by serfs.

Keeping the Oversized Soda Fight in Perspective

Richard Buery | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Richard Buery

It's easy to make fun of the "nanny state," but childhood obesity is not a joke. When the court arguments begin again, remember that this decision is about our future. It's about stopping the next generation of New Yorkers from developing potentially deadly habits.

'If I Were A Woman, I Would Wear High Heels'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.17.2013 | New York

If you're one of the zero people who has ever wondered what New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would be like as a woman, wonder no more. "I like...

Paul Ryan's Plans Are Being Ignored

Bloomberg | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Representative Paul Ryan wanted big policy changes to lift the U.S. debt ceiling: a revamp of Social Security and Medicare, a framework for tax-code c...

Good Program Management Helps Smokers Quit

Stephan Rabimov | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Stephan Rabimov

Reducing a personal tobacco addiction requires daily management of the habit and a strong support system; similarly, the human resources development and health systems strengthening are necessary to help to combat the global tobacco epidemic.

Google's Chief Engineer, Not Bloomberg, May Be Reponsible for Igniting NYC Tech

Manoush Zomorodi | Posted 11.24.2013 | New York
Manoush Zomorodi

Mayor Bloomberg likes to take credit for transforming New York City into the second biggest technology economy in the country. Does he deserve it?

Elizabeth Warren Is Right

Doug Kendall | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

It's no surprise that Warren's speech has drawn fire from the right. What is surprising is the weakness of the conservative response, which, in turn, demonstrates the air-tight case Warren has made about the pro-corporate trend at the Supreme Court.

Bill de Blasio Is Not Running a Racist Campaign

Diane Ravitch | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Diane Ravitch

What bothers Bloomberg is that de Blasio may well be his successor and has shown no deference to Bloomberg. In fact, he has been the mayor's sharpest critic. What an insult to Bloomberg!

Is This NYC's Next Mayor? Interview With Bill de Blasio

David Kirby | Posted 11.05.2013 | New York
David Kirby

The following Q/A was taken from a series of brief interviews I conducted with de Blasio, 52, over the past two weeks.

Women, Hear Me Roar

Abe Gurko | Posted 09.02.2013 | New York
Abe Gurko

During the Golden Age of Hollywood women were heralded and revered but with that era long gone, women needed new roles models if they were to ever bre...

Labor Day Musings of a New Yorker

Sherman Yellen | Posted 11.01.2013 | New York
Sherman Yellen

What we need is someone who respects the human scale -- the need for light and air and parks that make a city not just habitable but a joyful place for those who live in it.

Here Are All The Opportunities Steve Ballmer Missed

Bloomberg View | Matthew C. Klein | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

Bloomberg View So now we know that Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer, Steve Ballmer, plans to retire within the next year. "Huzzah!" said the mar...

WATCH: Where To Get Your 'STOP FRISKING' Stickers

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York

Judge Shira Scheindlin, in a landmark ruling last week, decided that the New York City Police Department's highly unpopular use of stop and frisk was ...

NYPD: Largest Gun Bust In City History

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A pair of gunrunners smuggled firearms into New York City by hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses that offered cheap fare...

Justice Prevails, Racial Profiling Must End

Camille Rivera | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

Over the years, I and countless other New Yorkers have heard far too many horror stories of young men of color being stopped, humiliated, embarrassed and disrespected for no good reason.