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The Issue: Debt limit back in effect; House leaders float ideas

The Issue: Debt limit back in effect; House leaders float ideas

So what is the Republicans' plan concerning raising the U.S. debt limit the Treasury Department says must be raised by the end of the month or risk default?
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Bloomberg says world cities can help lead fight against climate change

Bloomberg says world cities can help lead fight against climate change

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A report released by the C40 Climate Leadership Group today claims major cities are making significant progress in the battle against climate change.
Brooks Hays

Judge: No expert witness on Islamic terrorism at upcoming trial

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A New York state judge has barred an expert on Islamic terrorism from testifying at the trial of an alleged "lone wolf" bomb maker.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
By United Press International
Bloomberg says Boehner is the key to immigration reform

Bloomberg says Boehner is the key to immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in Washington that House Speaker John Boehner was on the immigration reform hot seat this year.
Ex-New York mayor returns to his old job

Ex-New York mayor returns to his old job

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's return to the company that made him rich has stirred up the editorial staff, an employee told the New York Times.
Republican National Convention protesters settle with New York City

Republican National Convention protesters settle with New York City

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Protesters who were arrested during the 2004 Republican National Convention said they have agreed to settle their claim against New York City for $18 million.
At least 2 killed in monster storm across mid-Atlantic, Northeast

At least 2 killed in monster storm across mid-Atlantic, Northeast

BOSTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A monster weather system across the mid-Atlantic and New England is being blamed for at least two deaths and widespread travel disruption, authorities said.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio promises 'march' toward fairness

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio promises 'march' toward fairness

NEW YORK, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, as he was inaugurated at City Hall, the city is on a "march" toward fairness and justice.

Bloomberg critic to direct New York City school system

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Carmen Farina, a former official with New York City's education department, was named chancellor of the city's schools Monday by incoming mayor Bill de Blasio.
Bloomberg a grandfather on Christmas Eve

Bloomberg a grandfather on Christmas Eve

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg became a grandfather for the first time Christmas Eve after his daughter gave birth to a baby boy, officials said.
NYC bans e-cigarettes and foam food containers

NYC bans e-cigarettes and foam food containers

Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The New York City Council voted Thursday to ban the use of foam food containers, making it mandatory for big restaurants to compost and extended the ban on public smoking to e-cigarettes as well.
Ananth Baliga
GM sheds 'Government Motors' moniker, Ford Mustang at 50

GM sheds 'Government Motors' moniker, Ford Mustang at 50

It was an historic week for General Motors. First the federal government completed its sale of shares in the Detroit icon and second a woman was named to lead the resurgent U.S. automaker.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Woman pleads guilty in ricin attack

DALLAS, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A Texas woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to the White House, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control advocate.

Bill Bratton to return as head of New York Police Department

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- William J. Bratton, who headed the New York Police Department from 1994 to 1996, was named Thursday as Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's choice for the job.
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to reporters during a press conference held at to Grand Central Station on July 29, 2009 in New York City. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that the city will receive a grant to put more transit police in service which is part of a federal stimulus plan. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman, politician and philanthropist. Since 2002, he has been the Mayor of New York City and, with a net worth of $18.1 billion in 2011, he is also the 13th-richest person in the United States. He is the founder and eighty-eight percent owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial news and information services media company.

A lifelong Democrat before seeking elective office, Bloomberg switched his registration in 2001 and ran for mayor as a Republican, winning the election that year and a second term in 2005. Bloomberg left the Republican Party over policy and philosophical disagreements with national party leadership in 2007 and ran for his third term in 2009 as an independent candidate on the Republican ballot line. He was frequently mentioned as a possible independent candidate for the 2008 presidential election, which fueled further speculation when he left the Republican Party. There was also speculation that he would run as a vice-presidential candidate. Bloomberg did not, however, seek the presidency nor was he selected as a running mate by any of the presidential candidates.

In the fall of 2008, Bloomberg successfully campaigned for an amendment to New York City's term-limits law, in order to allow him to run for a third term in 2009. Bloomberg won the election on November 3, 2009.

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