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Mike Bloomberg's $400 million (and counting) bet on the presidency and his plan to target Trump
The former New York Mayor has been the talk of the Democratic campaign this week.
Michael Bloomberg attacked on all fronts during fiery Democratic debate
The former New York mayor was forced to defend his record on race and gender as well as his personal wealth.
Leading Democrats sharpen attacks on Michael Bloomberg as Nevada caucuses loom
Much of the criticism centres around past positions and comments being slammed as crude, racist or misogynistic.
New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg launches US presidential bid
The 77-year-old officially launched his campaign online this morning.
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg preparing to join 2020 Democratic presidential race, US media reports
The 77-year-old is expected to file paperwork in at least one state this week declaring himself a candidate.
Egyptian student who threatened Donald Trump on Facebook agrees to leave US
Meanwhile, Michael Bloomberg has ruled out a White House bid.
New York City goes to court to ban the sale of giant fizzy drinks
The regulation has been staunchly opposed by restaurants, cinemas and fizzy drinks makers.
Pics: Have a glimpse inside the new September 11 Memorial Museum
Barack and Michelle Obama visited the $700 million museum today ahead of next week’s opening.
New York bans sale of cigarettes to under 21s
The city council voted today to raise the minimum age for purchasing both cigarettes and electronic-vapour cigarettes.
NY mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits to another sexting scandal
Weiner, who was forced to resign as a congressman after sending explicit pictures of himself to women, is now implicated in another scandal as he plots a mayoral bid.
Suspicious letters sent to Obama at the White House
It is said to be ‘similar’ to an apparently poison-laced letter sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently.
Enda Kenny meets Mayor Bloomberg in New York, gives him a teapot
A teapot from the Taoiseach….
Poll: Should large fizzy drinks be banned?
Plans to ban the sale of giant fizzy drinks have been quashed in New York – but should such a ban be introduced in Ireland?
US judge blocks New York ban on giant sodas
The judge ruled the measures were “arbitrary” and he was banning the plan “permanently”.
NYC marks 20th anniversary of first World Trade bombing
A ceremony was held to honour the six people who died 20 years ago in the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
NBA player sprains ankle after tripping on a waitress taking New York mayor's drink order at a Knicks game
Bloomberg asked for water and popcorn, FYI.
Record year for crime in New York City with fewer murders, shootings
The most murders New York City recorded in a single year? 2,245 in 1990. In 2012? That number is down to 414.
Second person pushed in front of New York subway train
Woman hunted in case of second subway line fatality in a month.
New Yorkers told to ration petrol
The city mayor signed the order in the hopes of reducing wait times at gas stations.
New York, New Jersey set for second storm evacuation
Après chois, le déluge.
New York schools to reopen - but freezing weather brings new risks
Tens of thousands of people whose homes were destroyed or damaged by superstorm Sandy now need to find somewhere to live – and temperatures are plunging dramatically.
New York marathon runners vent frustration
Some of those prevented from competing expressed their understanding, while others were less sympathetic.
Common sense: NYC cancels marathon
Mayor Michael Bloomberg rowed back on his initial decision to let the race go ahead, calling it a ‘a source of controversy and division’.
PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal
The United States is facing a bill of tens of billions of dollars in the wake of ‘Superstorm’ Sandy.
'Don't be stupid. Get out.' - Mass shut down as Sandy approaches US
Financial markets have closed and residents along the Eastern Seaboard have been told to evacuate as Hurricane Sandy approaches.
New York City's ban on large fizzy drinks to take effect in six months
The ban had been expected and has been welcomed by the city’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
'Queen of the Rom-com', writer Nora Ephron, dies at 71
The Hollywood screenwriter of ‘When Harry met Sally’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ passes away from pneumonia.
New York City set to ban large fizzy drinks
NYC’s major Michael Bloomberg says he wants to ban the drinks from restaurants, cinemas and street stalls.
Gallery: Meet the 23 richest politicians in the world
Money, meet power. Power, money.
Terror suspect charged over New York City 'bomb plot'
Jose Pimentel is accused of planning bombs across the city to kill police and US Army veterans.
Gallery: The 10 most influential people in finance...
…according to the US wealth management magazine Worth, including the German Chancellor and new ECB chief.
Dozens arrested at Occupy Boston as anti-Wall Street movement spreads
Meanwhile, the NYPD has spent over $1.9m on its Occupy Wall Street patrols so far.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: Has Norris got the numbers for the Áras and what about McGuinness?; which country looks set to legalise same-sex marriage; and have you seen Ireland’s version of the Haka?
New York Mayor warns of mass riots
New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said that the US is at risk of seeing mass riots if new jobs are not created for young people.
In pictures: Emotional memorial at Ground Zero
Images from the emotional ceremony held at the National September 11 Memorial in New York today.
9/11 recordings: "Somebody's stabbed... I think we're getting hijacked"
Audio recordings made on the day of the 9/11 attacks document the reactions of flight crew, air traffic controllers and the US military as events unfolded.