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2012-04-26 06:23:41

NEW YORK, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In a combined effort to enable cities to help citizens reduce their debt and build their assets, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Living Cities today announced a $16.2 million initiative to spread the evidence-based Financial Empowerment Center model to cities across America. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120426/CG95740) Part of Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Project, this new three-year initiative will competitively award grants...

2012-04-18 06:27:55

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today has taken another important step to protect public health by proposing legislation requiring multi-unit residences to disclose their policies on where smoking is permitted to prospective renters and buyers. Disclosing a building's...

2012-04-13 06:22:06

BELLEVUE, Wash., April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today challenged anti-gun New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to stop allowing Empire State criminals to export crime to other states, rather than blaming his city's crime problem on out-of-state gun laws. "How many crimes have been committed in other states by people from New York," queried CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "Instead of complaining about guns imported...

2012-04-05 06:24:02

BELLEVUE, Wash., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the convictions of two former New York police officers, one a retired NYPD officer and the other an auxiliary sergeant, for drug offenses, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today suggested that anti-gun Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his sights set on the wrong people to disarm. "Instead of disarming law-abiding American citizens," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, "perhaps Mayor Bloomberg should...

2012-03-22 06:25:48

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids SINGAPORE, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg announced today at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Singapore that he will commit an additional $220 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total commitment to more than $600 million. Today's announcement continues the unprecedented and visionary leadership Mayor...

2012-03-19 02:22:07

NEW YORK, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg New Energy Finance today announced Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL), as a 2012 New Energy Pioneer. Now in its third year, the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneer program named nine other companies at the fifth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York. "Maxwell Technologies is proud to be recognized as a New Energy Pioneer," said David Schramm, Maxwell's president and chief executive officer. "Through this program,...

2012-03-15 18:56:00

NEW YORK, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation, a scholarship program that has provided $2.3 million in college scholarships to 96 children of firefighters and victims of the September 11 attacks as well as other U.S. disasters, today announced that Stephanie Ruhle, a correspondent for Bloomberg Television, has agreed to serve as the Master of Ceremonies at the Foundation's tenth annual dinner. The event is scheduled to be held on Monday, March 26,...

2012-03-13 13:27:00

Two thirds of accountants, tax lawyers surveyed by Bloomberg BNA say they are unaware how clean energy tax credits work NEW YORK and ARLINGTON, Va., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tax professionals are generally unfamiliar with the various tax incentives available to private investors in clean energy projects, despite the fact that many have participated in other kinds of "tax equity" transactions, according to a survey conducted by Bloomberg BNA in consultation...

2012-02-29 14:24:00

Manhattan Pastor Fasting Due to Mayor Evicting Churches NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reverend/Pastor William Devlin, senior minister at Iglesia Biblica de Manhattan/Manhattan Bible Church began a water-only fast at midnight January 17, 2012 and stated that he will continue his hunger strike until Mayor Bloomberg & Chancellor Walcott reverse their decision on evicting houses of worship from education buildings as was done on February 12. The eviction of...

2012-01-10 16:37:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Meredith Graves of Tennessee traveled to New York for a job interview last month and was ensnared by New York's restrictive gun laws, it wasn't enough that she may face criminal charges for being honest, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had to sully her reputation by alleging she possessed cocaine. The Second Amendment Foundation, upon reviewing a video of the mayor's remarks, called Bloomberg's comment "despicable." "What is the...