Bloomberg's big bucks fuel unique strategy for White House run

2019-12-19 22:00

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is using his personal fortune to deploy a campaign starkly different from the rest of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, including skipping key states long toiled by less well-off rivals.

WATCH | Michael Bloomberg launches presidential bid: 'I know what it takes to beat Trump'

2019-11-24 20:45

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world's richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president.

Michael Bloomberg tells SA: Inaction on inequality could lead to uprising

2018-03-08 10:56

Bloomberg told a Cape Town audience that if income inequality isn't earnestly addressed, the rich could face a revolt. 'If you don’t do something about it, they will set up the guillotines'.

The 8 billionaires who own the same wealth as 3.6bn people

2017-01-17 05:31

Here's the list of the eight billionaires with the same wealth as the bottom 50% of the world's population.

Michael Bloomberg will not run for President

2016-03-08 08:59

Michael Bloomberg has opted against mounting a third-party White House bid that could have further roiled this year's already extraordinarily unpredictable presidential campaign.

Gates, Bloomberg fund fight against Big Tobacco

2015-03-18 20:00

Developing countries facing potentially pricey legal challenges from big tobacco firms are to get help from a new $4m fund created by the philanthropists Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg.

Ex-NYC mayor flies to Israel in defiance of flight ban

2014-07-23 05:53

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has announced that he was jetting into Tel Aviv to show solidarity with Israel, calling for a US flight ban to be lifted immediately.

Bloomberg arms US gun control with $50m

2014-04-16 20:48

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans to spend $50m this year on the fight to tighten gun control laws and counter America's powerful gun lobby.

US woman admits to sending ricin to Obama

2013-12-11 17:19

A former actress has pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. tt

.nyc domain coming soon

2013-07-03 11:30

New York has gotten a key approval for a ".nyc" suffix online, which puts the city at the forefront of the digital landscape.


Trump campaign team bans 'bias' Bloomberg News from events

2019-12-03 11:29

President Donald Trump's campaign said Monday it was banning journalists from Bloomberg News from its electoral events, claiming "bias" by the media group owned by presidential rival Michael Bloomberg.

WATCH | Bloomberg sorry for 'stop and frisk' as he mulls presidential bid

2019-11-18 10:26

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has walked back his longtime support for the controversial "stop and frisk" policing policy. WATCH NOW.

Big Tobacco must be 'held accountable': Michael Bloomberg

2018-03-06 05:45

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who made his fortune selling financial data, has given more than $1bn since 2007 to curb global tobacco use, which claims nearly seven million lives every year.

'Obama out': president gets in final laughs with US media

2016-05-01 07:51

President Barack Obama has cracked jokes in his last appearance as US leader at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, ending his performance with a mic drop and the words "Obama out."

Trump would 'love' Bloomberg presidential run

2016-01-24 20:39

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has warmly welcomed a mooted run for the White House by Michael Bloomberg, saying he would "love" to go up against the fellow billionaire and former New York mayor.

Act now on climate or see costs soar: White House

2014-07-29 13:02

Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the US more in the long run, the White House says in a report meant to bolster actions to address global warming

Public 'overwhelmed' as 9/11 museum opens

2014-05-22 08:42

New York's 9/11 museum has opened to the general public, being praised by early visitors as an overwhelming and beautiful tribute to the survivors and nearly 3 000 victims.

Ex-New York mayor to be UN climate envoy

2014-02-01 19:58

Diplomats say New York's former mayor Michael Bloomberg has been chosen by secretary general Ban Ki-moon to be a UN envoy for cities and climate change.

Probe begins after US train derails

2013-12-02 14:40

A derailed New York City commuter train has swiftly raised questions about whether excessive speed, mechanical problems or human error could have played a role.

NYC has $20bn plan for climate change

2013-06-11 22:35

New York City will spend nearly $20bn to get ready for rising sea levels and hotter summers under a proposal unveiled on by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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