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Bloomberg Unloads

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Bloomberg clearly believes that Donald Trump is giving New York billionaires a bad name. “Trump says he wants to run the nation like he’s running his business. God help us!” he snarled at the Democratic convention. Bloomberg is not, normally, a particularly good public speaker. But he …

Why Bloomberg Could Run for President and Win — NYMag

Things that can’t happen in politics keep happening. Why should this be any different? Bloomberg presidential mania is back again. Expressions of enthusiasm for a Michael Bloomberg presidential campaign span the gamut, from hedge-fund manager William Ackman (writing, behind a paywall, in theFinancial Times) to Bloomberg’s pollster Douglas Schoen to …

Users bemoan e-cigarette bans in NYC, Chicago

NEW YORK (AP) — Laws in New York and Chicago making electronic cigarettes subject to the same regulations as tobacco are taking effect, and their sellers and users are steadfast in their opposition. The New York ban — along with the measure in Chicago, one that previously went into effect …

Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014

Today is Sunday, April 27, the 117th day of 2014 with 248 to follow. The moon is waning. The morning stars are Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars and Mercury. Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include English historian …

NYC expands smoking ban to include e-cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) — With smokers exiled 12 years ago to New York City’s sidewalks, some took up electronic cigarettes as a way to come in from the cold. They could puff away once again in restaurants, offices or even libraries without running afoul of the city’s ban on smoking …