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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?

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.

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...

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...

Harold Ford May Challenge Gillibrand For Senate Seat

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Just as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand thought she could breathe a little easier following news that GOP Rep. Peter King is "leaning against" seeking her ...

White House CEO List

politico.com | EAMON JAVERS | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The White House has made a quiet but extensive effort to reach out to corporate executives in a series of dinners and lunches at the White House with ...

Bloomberg III Opens With Armory Battle

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

The fight over living wages at the Kingsbridge Armory has become a linchpin for the living wage movement and an important test just weeks after Bloomberg won re-election by a thin margin.

Hong Kong Is New Target of U.S. Crackdown On Global Tax Evasion

bloomberg.com | David Voreacos, Carlyn Kolker and Alan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hong Kong is a new target of U.S. prosecutors pursuing a global campaign against evaders of federal taxes, spurred by data acquired in their crackdown...

Bloomberlusconi Wins in New York!

Tony Hendra | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tony Hendra

Flouting the law, sneering at democracy, bachelor-at-large Michele Bloomberlusconi triumphed yesterday in his flagrant third-time purchase of the top spot in the supposedly smartest city in the world.

Designers Rally To Save NYC Garment District

Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Hundreds gathered on Wednesday in the heart of New York City's garment district to sway city officials against a decision that may push out the strugg...

National Democrats Choose Not To Aid William Thompson Jr. In Mayoral Race Against Bloomberg

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A Democrat is struggling to unseat the mayor of the nation's largest city, but top party leaders are staying on the sidelines. The D...

3 Tips to Take Control of Fat Bottoms and Your Bottom Line!

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

As the poor are being turned away from free cancer screenings, the US is buckling under the weight of obesity. Over the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity.

John Mack, Morgan Stanley CEO: I Love Regulators! (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack appears to have no problem financial regulators. In fact, Mack, speaking at a financial journalist panel held by Bloomber...

How Budget Cuts at the Times Helped Give NYC Bloomberg III

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven G. Brant

Why weren't Bloomberg's well-known plans for global business news domination a bigger issue in the recent mayoral race? There was a failure of reporting at the Times caused by budget cuts.

John Reed, Former Citigroup CEO, APOLOGIZES For Creating Monster Of A Bank

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It may be the most direct apology of the financial crisis. Former Citigroup chairman and CEO, John Reed, has apologized to a Bloomberg reporter fo...

The Full Story of How Tim Geithner Secretly Bailed Out Wall Street at Your Expense

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

One of AIG's goals last fall was to persuade the counterparties to the credit default swaps it had written to accept buyouts as low as 40 cents on the dollar. Then Tim Geithner, head of the New York Fed, stepped in.