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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Michael Bloomberg’

Climate Change Presents Risk to US Business

In a nonpartisan study released by the Risky Business Project, leading economic and environmental figures have assessed the monetary threat that climate change proposes to business in the United States. The findings are not optimistic. The study, led by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. and former hedge fund manager Thomas F. …

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Katie Couric to Interview Michael Bloomberg for Yahoo News

Katie Couric will interview former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg in her new role as Global Anchor for Yahoo. The interview, which will air March 14 on Yahoo and on Couric’s Tumblr blog, is Bloomberg’s first since being named special envoy to the United Nations for cities and climate change. Couric announced the interview and solicited viewer questions via …

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NY Mayor Bloomberg Sounds Off on Trans Fat Ban

Earlier today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a new classification for trans fats that would essentially ban partially hydrogenated oils from being used in food. While the proposal has reignited a national debate government regulation and public health, other parts of the U.S. have had trans fat bans for years. As with many public health laws, New …

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Bill de Blasio Wins New York Mayoral Primary

Often all it takes to be elected to public office is the promise that you will be nothing like the last guy. Nearly every president in the last twenty years has told the public that they would bring something to the table that was completely different from their predecessor. Now that same strategy is paying off for New York mayoral …

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Bill de Blasio Leads Polls In NYC Mayoral Primary

Bill de Blasio, the 52-year-old underdog of the New York City Democrat Mayoral Primary held Tuesday, has reportedly ended up as the race frontrunner. Political analysts have projected de Blasio to win in a landslide victory over his fellow candidates, namely former Comptroller of New York, Bill Thompson (who previously ran unsuccessfully in the 2009 Mayoral Election) and predicted favorite …

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Mayor Bloomberg Accuses De Blasio of Racist Campaign: Twitter Reacts

Michael Bloomberg, the New York City Major, accused Bill de Blasio (D), the front runner to succeed him as Mayor, as running a “racist” campaign. The original interview was published in the New York Magazine. During this interview, Bloomberg was asked to clarify what he meant exactly. Bloomberg commented that De Blasio is “…making an appeal using his family to …

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Electric Zoo Deaths Short Circuit Festival

The normally Labor Day weekend-long Electric Zoo music festival turned away attendees Sunday after closing up over two ecstasy-related deaths. Four others are in the intensive care units of area hospitals due to suspected overdoses. City officials are still investigating the cause of death, but the drug MDMA (a.k.a. ecstasy, molly) is the likely culprit. Police named the two who …

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Spotify Announces NYC Expansion, Confirms Upcoming ‘Unique Content’

Spotify and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have announced a major NYC expansion for the Swedish company – one that will mean that Spotify’s New York presence is second only to their Stockholm presence in terms of sheer manpower and space. Spotify will be opening up a new headquarters on 6th Avenue later this year, and that new HQ …

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Google Joins NYC’s Initiative to Cut Emissions by 30%

Google, along with a handful of other high-profile companies, has announced that they will join New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is participating in the “Carbon Challenge,” an initiative to “cut greenhouse gases, improve air quality, and fight climate change.” Google has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its NYC offices by at least 30%, and up to 40% …

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New York Gas Rationing Begins in Storm’s Wake

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week signed an emergency order establishing gas rationing throughout the city. The implemented system uses odd-even license plate numbers to designate alternating days on which customers can purchase gasoline and diesel fuel. Commercial vehicles, emergency vehicles, busses, doctors, and taxis are all exempt. The mayor stated that the rationing was needed to reduce …

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