Latest Bloomberg Items
  • Teens struggle to squeeze into the job market

    Who are struggling significantly to find jobs? Teenagers.

  • Dorian S. Nakamoto listens during an interview with the Associated Press, Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Los Angeles. Nakamoto, the man that Newsweek claims is the founder of Bitcoin, denies he had anything to do with it and says he had never even heard of the digital currency until his son told him he had been contacted by a reporter three weeks ago. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Controversy marks Newsweek's comeback

    A mystery man. A splashy reveal. A media frenzy. Newsweek staked its return from the dead on a story it knew would get attention. A cover story claiming it had uncovered "the face behind bitcoin," the world's most popular digital currency.

  • Showdown over NYC charter schools looms in Albany

    A showdown over charter schools in New York City is looming in Albany as advocates for the schools plan to hold a rally at the state capital Tuesday just as Mayor Bill de Blasio is there pushing his pre-kindergarten plan.

  • Bloomberg's $10M gift targets Bangladesh drownings

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation is donating $10 million to a program aimed at preventing the drowning of Bangladeshi children who may be improperly supervised while their parents are at work.

  • 155 European cities join Bloomberg ideas contest

    Unemployment, energy efficiency and obesity are the top concerns targeted by some 155 European cities competing to out-innovate each other in a lucrative contest launched by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his foundation announced Wednesday.

  • Schindler's factory from Holocaust-era put up for sale

    The factory once used by Oskar Schindler to employ an estimated 1,200 Jews in the eastern Czech Republic — saving them from dying in the Nazi gas chamber or starving in a prison camp — has been put up for sale.

  • NYC mayor unveils budget, warns of challenges

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his first budget proposal Wednesday, revealing that the nation's largest city has a surplus but warning that it still faces stark fiscal challenges due to the expired labor contracts of all 150 municipal unions.

  • Slide Fire's "Pure American" billboard ad.

    MILLER: Bloomberg group blasts billboard 'assault rifle' as American as apple pie and baseball

    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, which is funded by New York City billionaire Mike Bloomberg, wants billboards taken down for depicting “assault rifles” as being as American as apple pie and baseball.

  • FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks in New York.  Bloomberg has been chosen by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to be a U.N. envoy for cities and climate change, U.N. diplomats said Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 The billionaire businessman and philanthropist turned politician made combating climate change a major focus of his 12 years as mayor. He was also very outspoken on how cities should be run to cope with ever increasing populations. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

    Ex-NY mayor Bloomberg named U.N. climate envoy

    Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg was appointed Friday to be the U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change, a position that will give the billionaire businessman and philanthropist an international stage to press for action to combat global warming.

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