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2010-12-21 23:01:00

85% Say Nation In Decline, 48% Want Nonpartisan President; What GOP Voters Want In A Nominee EMBARGO FOR REPORTING IN ANY MEDIA 6 AM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010 WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a year-end nationwide poll conducted by the nonpartisan Clarus Research Group assessing the mood of the country and the next presidential election, a whopping 85 percent of voters say they agree with the statement, "In many ways America is in decline and we need strong,...

2010-12-15 08:01:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Global technology innovator LG Electronics announced today support for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and Grow to Learn NYC, the City's school gardening initiative. LG's support will help create new school gardens and green spaces through improved online information sharing and communication with the teachers, parents, and leaders who play a crucial role in ensuring that more young New Yorkers have access to a garden. "The Mayor's Fund...

2010-12-07 03:00:00

NEW YORK and LONDON, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Data Solutions and Information Mosaic executives today announced a strategic partnership to provide a new service that will streamline corporate actions processing and reduce operational risks and costs. For the first time, financial institutions will be able to use the same Bloomberg corporate actions data for investment decisions in the front-office, as well as in the middle- and back-office. Under the partnership,...

2010-11-22 17:19:00

NEW YORK Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GQ magazine announces its 15th Men of the Year issue featuring this year's outstanding achievers, leaders, and renegades: cultural icons who have impacted our society, from entertainment and music to sports and politics. The 2010 Men of the Year are profiled in the December issue, on newsstands November 23, accompanied by a fashion portfolio shot by famed photographers Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. The issue came to life last week as GQ...

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2010-11-07 06:55:00

NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters on Saturday that he vows to promote the use of electric taxis as he becomes head of a global coalition of major cities. The wealthy mayor urged representatives at the C40 conference in Hong Kong to wield the power of its large population of more than 1.3 billion people. C40 is a group of 40 cities founded in 2005 with the aim of reducing carbon emissions. There are 19 other affiliate member cities. Bloomberg said cities with huge car and taxi...

2010-10-29 09:52:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is lending his name to an effort to increase voter turnout by making it easier for voters to get to the polls. Mayor Bloomberg today endorsed San Francisco's Proposition I, known as the "Saturday Voting Act." If Proposition I passes on November 2nd, it would require San Francisco to open all polling places on the Saturday before the November 2011 election, in addition to the traditional Tuesday Election Day....

2010-10-20 16:07:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) Commissioner Carole Post and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today announced a wide-ranging information technology agreement that will consolidate the City's dozens of individual license agreements into a single one and will provide more than 100,000 City employees with state-of-the-art computing power....

2010-10-12 15:03:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., today joined Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to announce a partnership with the City of New York to provide car sharing memberships to Department of Transportation (DOT) employees as a part of a pilot program. Zipcar's partnership with the DOT will also help support Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to make City government operations more efficient and more sustainable, and represents an important achievement for the growth of car sharing, by creating a...

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2010-10-08 05:46:01

Governor David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have proposed that New Yorkers in the food stamps program should not be allowed to spend them on sugar-sweetened drinks. Bloomberg and Paterson said Thursday that they are trying to get the U.S. Department of Agriculture to add sugary drinks to the list of prohibited goods for city residents receiving assistance. This would be the first time an item would be banned from the federal program based solely on nutritional value. In 2008, the...

2010-10-07 17:18:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg News reported today that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Alaska Air Group Chairman and CEO Bill Ayer and Donald Smith & Co. in connection with trading activity in Puget Energy, a Washington state utility. Bloomberg also reported that Ayer and Smith have not been accused of wrongdoing. "I never provided any material non-public information about Puget Energy to Donald Smith & Co., or anyone else," Ayer said in a...


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