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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...

2010-09-15 12:56:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Benjamin Wey, China expert on Wall Street and the President of New York Global Group, has been invited by Bloomberg to speak at the "Bloomberg Hedge Funds Summit Asia 2010" conference in Hong Kong on October 19, 2010. At the invitation of Bloomberg Link & Bloomberg News, Mr. Wey's topic will be "Start Ups & the Atmosphere for Emerging Business." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100915/NY65608LOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-09-15 12:18:00

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under Mayor Bloomberg's leadership, New York City has been a global leader in the fight against tobacco use and has made significant progress by implementing higher tobacco taxes, comprehensive smoke-free air laws and hard-hitting tobacco prevention and cessation campaigns. The proposed ban on smoking in parks and at beaches continues the city's innovative efforts to...

2010-08-27 09:43:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the following statement on the controversy surrounding plans for an Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan: "I applaud the leadership of President Obama, Mayor Bloomberg and New Yorkers of every faith in their support of religious freedom and their affirmation of the Constitutionally protected rights of those who seek to construct an Islamic cultural center on private property." SOURCE Office...

2010-08-19 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- METRO Terminals, which is currently building one of the country's largest biodiesel processing facilities adjacent to its biofuels and petroleum terminal in Brooklyn, expressed great excitement after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed Intro 194-A into law on August 16(th). The law requires that all grades of heating oil sold in the City of New York contain at least 2% biodiesel starting in October 2012. At the bill signing, Mayor Bloomberg said: "Introductory...


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