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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.

Bloomberg makes cameo appearance on 'Saturday Night Live'

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Michael R. Bloomberg, whose 12-year tenure as New York City mayor ends Jan. 1, made his debut on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" with jokes about his future.

New York's cleanest air in 50 years preventing 800 premature deaths

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- New York City's cleanest air in 50 years is preventing nearly 800 deaths and 2,000 emergency room visits annually, the mayor says.
Sept. 11 memorials held in New York, Washington, Shanksville, Pa.

Sept. 11 memorials held in New York, Washington, Shanksville, Pa.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Bells tolled in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pa., Wednesday to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that led to war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Democrat Bill de Blasio leads with 39 percent in NYC mayoral primary

Democrat Bill de Blasio leads with 39 percent in NYC mayoral primary

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Bill de Blasio had 39 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary for New York mayor Tuesday with 69 percent of precincts reporting.

Bloomberg: Let's hide the cigarettes

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Monday proposed stores that sell cigarettes be required to keep them out of sight.

Council Speaker Quinn runs for NYC mayor

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced Sunday she was running for mayor of New York City.

Bloomberg targets Lou Gehrig's disease

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A donation of $25 million aims to streamline approaches to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, the U.S. donors say.

If you make it in NY, you will live longer

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Babies born in New York City have a life expectancy of 80.6 years, nearly 2.5 years longer than the national average of 78.2, city officials say.

NYC tenure denials reflect national trend

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Nearly half of New York City teachers near the end of their probations were denied tenure this year, the Education Department said, reflecting a policy shift.

NYC bike rentals delayed until spring

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- New York City's bike-share program will be delayed until spring, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Friday on his morning radio program.
Sylvia's restaurateur Woods dead at 86

Sylvia's restaurateur Woods dead at 86

NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- Famed Harlem restaurateur Sylvia Woods has died at her home in Westchester County, N.Y., her family said. She was 86.
Duke Ellington Day declared in NYC

Duke Ellington Day declared in NYC

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has declared Wednesday Duke Ellington Day in New York in honor of the 110th anniversary of the late jazz great's birth.
Study: N.Y. homeless efforts struggling

Study: N.Y. homeless efforts struggling

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Efforts implemented by New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have failed to significantly reduce number of the city's homelessness as planned, a study says.
Two die in NYC crane collapse

Two die in NYC crane collapse

NEW YORK, May 30 (UPI) -- A construction crane broke apart and crashed into a Manhattan high-rise apartment building in New York Friday, killing two construction workers.
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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger speak, after touring the Bloomenergy fuel cell facility with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, in Sunnyvale, California, on September 21, 2006. (UPI Photo/Ken James)
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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. 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.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Michael R. Bloomberg."
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