Saturday, November 3, 2012


  • Bloomberg relents, cancels Marathon

    New York City Marathon banners adorn an entrance to New York's Central Park, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Under growing pressure as thousands still shivered from Sandy, the marathon was canceled Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after mounting criticism ...

  • 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.

  • The Mayor's Barrier

    That fewer than 50 New Yorkers died in the storm is a testament to what New York has become very good at: evacuating. In 2006, Mayor Michael Bloomberg pushed the city's Office of Emergency Management to develop a worst-case scenario evacuation ...

  • 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.

  • New Jersey Gets More Power Back as Gasoline Lines Stretch

    More New Jersey residents and businesses got power back as roads reopened, bus routes were added and Governor Chris Christie urged school districts to let students return.

  • 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.

  • Staten Islanders Reach Out to Neighbors Coping With Sandy

    Cars pulled up at Staten Island's Tottenville High School yesterday to deliver food, clothes and blankets to survivors of the floods, blackouts and destruction wreaked by Sandy's hurricane-force winds Oct. 29.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NYC's Bloomberg criticizes LIPA power-restoration effort

    (Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out on Saturday at the Long Island-based power company that serves some of New York City's outer neighborhoods for making inadequate progress restoring power to thousands of residents in the dark ...

  • BOE Seen Halting Stimulus as Officials Assess Rebound Strength

    The Bank of England will probably halt its stimulus program next week as the Monetary Policy Committee assesses whether the economy can maintain growth after escaping from a recession.

  • 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.

  • Foul-Weather Friends: Bloomberg and Cuomo, Bonded in Crisis

    Andrew Cuomo, 54, and Michael Bloomberg, 70, are never going to be pals. They're too different in style and ambitions. But fortunately, Cuomo, Bloomberg, and their top aides rose to the occasion during one of the worst moments in local history, forging ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • European Stocks Advance as U.S. Jobs Data Beat Forecasts

    European stocks advanced this week as companies from Royal Dutch Shell Plc to Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) reported earnings that topped estimates, American jobs data beat forecasts and U.S markets reopened after Hurricane Sandy forced their closure for ...

  • Berkshire Profit Climbs 72% on Derivatives, Railroad

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) said profit climbed 72 percent in the third quarter on better results from its derivatives book and higher earnings at railroad Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

  • NHL, Players Union Resume Labor Negotiations After Two Weeks

    The National Hockey League and its players' union will resume talks on a collective bargaining agreement after more than two weeks off.

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