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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bloomberg’

Kei Nishikori And Marin Cilic In US Open Men’s Final

Japan has a representative in a Grand Slam final for the first time since, well, ever as Kei Nishikori defeated the reigning No. 1 men’s tennis player in the world Novak Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to make it into the U.S. Open’s Men’s Final, setting up a meeting with Marin Cilic, who defeated Roger Federer. Both players will …

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Bloomberg Funds $50 Million To New Gun Control Group

On Wednesday, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he’ll be setting plans in motion to spend $50 million towards tightening gun control. The billionaire philanthropist’s money will fund a campaign group that aims to reduce gun violence across the United States, with hopes to win over the “hearts and minds of Americans” on “gun violence prevention.” Vowing to …

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Dan Aykroyd Talks Business and We Talk About Him

It’s the 30th anniversary of one of America’s favorite Christmas movies, Trading Places. Entrepreneurs are eating up Dan Aykroyd’s assertion in a Bloomberg interview that if Trading Places isn’t the Best Movie of All Time, it is at least the Best Business Movie of All Time. While co-star Eddie Murphy’s personal life might be a little more known that Dan …

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NYC Tobacco Law: Minimum Age Raised to 21

Young smokers living in New York City are going to have to leave city limits to purchase a pack of cigarettes thanks to the new law Mayor Michael Bloomberg just signed. The law, which goes into effect in May 2014, not only prohibits people under 21 from buying tobacco products in the city, but will also raise the price of …

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New York City to Raise Smoking Age From 18 to 21

Among its 8.3 million residents, 14 per cent of New York City smokes – the average price of a pack costs $11.90, which rakes in about $1.8 billion in tax receipts a year. Last Wednesday night, the New York City Council voted almost unanimously on the “Tobacco 21” bill, which raises the tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21; that goes for …

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Judge: Stop-and-Frisk is Unconstitutional

The long-awaited ruling on the controversial stop-and-frisk policies of the New York Police Department has arrived, and it does not look good for Bloomberg: the New York Times reported this morning that U.S. District court judge Shira A. Scheindlin has ruled that the notorious policy of systematically stopping people in the street without reason to search them for contraband “demonstrates …

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New York Marathon: Should The Show Go On?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many are wondering if the New York Marathon should still take place, especially considering that it’s not an event which can be held in one area, but would take runners through a winding path filled with dangerous debris and residents trying to clean up their broken lives. Many on both sides of the argument …

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