Saturday, November 3, 2012


  • Bloomberg Doesn't Apologize, Doesn't Explain

    A day after he yielded to mounting pressure to cancel the New York City Marathon, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg declined to say why he had waited until less than 48 hours before the race to call it off.

  • Bloomberg Warns of Dropping Temperatures

    Five days after Sandy hit New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city faces a new life-threatening challenge: a drop in temperatures that could endanger the lives of the hundreds of thousands of people in the region who still lack electricity and heat.

  • Bloomberg Makes His Point

    What New York is not so good at is preventing big storms from exacting an enormous toll on infrastructure, buildings and businesses.

  • Despite All The Flooding, NYC's Subways Will Be 90% Restored By Sunday

    New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at another press conference to address the current status of the recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

  • Bloomberg Tours Far Rockaway, Hears From Angry Citizens

    Mayor Bloomberg took an unscheduled walk around the Rockaway Beach section of Queens on Saturday morning, surveying the damage done by Hurricane Sandy and checking in with local residents.

  • Bloomberg: Gas Shortage May Last Days

    Sandy may be over, but her damage sure isn't. Gas-station shortages may take several days to be fully resolved, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a briefing Saturday. The announcement comes after what has already been days of long lines and shortages at ...

  • Bloomberg Post-Sandy Backing Gives Obama Unexpected Boost

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election yesterday, giving the incumbent an unexpected boost from a politically independent national figure heading into the final days of a deadlocked presidential race.

  • Christie Rations Gas Purchases as Cuomo Deploys Trucks

    Governor Chris Christie ordered rationing of gasoline sales in 12 New Jersey counties while Governor Andrew Cuomo sought to boost supplies in New York to help reduce miles-long lines at filling stations.

  • Fort Larned Wins $5 Million Classic Ahead of Mucho Macho Man

    Fort Larned won the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, the richest thoroughbred horse race in North America. Fort Larned was challenged down the stretch by Mucho Macho Man and held on to cross the finish line in two minutes, 0.11 seconds, a half-length ...

  • 2012 ELECTION: Bloomberg's Inland spending spree continues

    Bloomberg, an independent, launched Independence USA PAC about two weeks ago, seeking to influence races around the country in favor of candidates on both sides of the aisle.

  • Dangling Crane to Be Secured in 36-Hour Weekend Operation

    Over the next three or four weeks, workers will build another crane alongside the damaged one and use it to remove the parts that are broken, said the mayor, who is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP. One57, being ...

  • Mayor Bloomberg's Sign-Language Interpreter Returns

    In Callis' absence, another interpreter, Pam Mitchell, stood next to Bloomberg. But Callis fans were worried about whereabouts.

  • Van Persie Helps Manchester United Beat Former Club Arsenal 2-1

    Robin van Persie scored against his former club to help Manchester United beat 10-man Arsenal 2-1 to move into first place in English soccer's Premier League.

  • FEMA Providing Hotel Rooms for People in Shelters Since Sandy

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is issuing vouchers for hotel rooms to those stuck in emergency shelters because of superstorm Sandy and is rushing fuel to New York and New Jersey, agency Administrator Craig Fugate said.

  • Bond Sales in US Reach $15.1 Billion in Year's Busiest Friday

    Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, sold $2.25 billion of securities in three parts and New York-based Verizon raised $4.5 billion in its first bond sale this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Sales exceed this year's daily ...

  • Bloomberg endorses Obama for a second term, climate change a focus

    (Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term, citing the importance of his record on climate change, particularly in the aftermath of the devastating blow dealt to the New York area by storm ...

  • Bloomberg's November Surprise

    In a surprise announcement, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday [Nov 1] that Hurricane Sandy had reshaped his thinking about the presidential campaign and that as a result, he was endorsing President Obama.

  • Syrian Rebels Control Air Defense Battery After Battle

    Syrian rebels clashed with armed forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad near Idlib's Taftanaz military airport after taking control of an air defense battery in the city, an opposition group said.

  • Treasuries Rise for Second Week Before Economy-Themed Election

    Treasuries rose for a second week as Americans prepared to choose a president who will face unprecedented debt levels and the so-called fiscal cliff, which threaten to derail an economy hobbled by elevated unemployment.

  • Sandy's Blackouts Leave 2.5M Customers Lacking Power

    Utility crews worked through the night to restore power to about 1 million more homes and businesses, leaving 2.5 million still without electricity today, mostly in New Jersey and New York.

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