Michael Bloomberg

Check Out These 'Secret' Social Sites For Rich People

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Business

For years the Bloomberg new service has run Bloomberg Terminal, a computer system that gives users access to enormous amounts of real-time data on fin...

Business Leaders: Climate Change Will Devastate Economy

AP | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output ...

NYC Gets Tougher On Smoking

CP | David B. Caruso, The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed landmark legislation Tuesday banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, makin...

Sorry Rob, Toronto Desperately Needs a Leader

Hassan Arif | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

Toronto is a rapidly growing city, one facing pressures on infrastructure, concerns about congestion of cars on roads, and the need for better mass transit. Toronto is a city beset by economic inequality. These are all issues that need to be seriously dealt with, not sidelined by the distractions of a mayor clearly unfit for office.

What I Learned This Week: The Worst Combination of Things

Andy Nulman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Worst combinations that are only going to get worse before they get better. And even once they do get better, there will be a lot of collateral damage left behind to clean up. One could get depressed. But then again, one could look at the calendar and realize that it's Remembrance Day.

Legalize Pot, But Ban Dr. Pepper?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

More and more people seem to be concluding that while marijuana has its real risks, letting grown-ups make their own choices about it is preferable to, and ultimately less damaging than, having the government assume a protective, prohibitory role. And yet... Take many of these same people and start talking to them about transfats or super-size sodas -- about Twinkies and Coca Cola -- and the conversation quickly turns to calls for bans and lawsuits and regulation. At just about the same time Colorado was legalizing pot, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg was busy trying to ban large sugary drinks.

The Case Against Taxing Soda

David Gratzer | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Politics
David Gratzer

The biggest target of obesity in North America? Soda. Many experts now claim that soda is the new tobacco -- indeed, Google those terms and you get more than 7 million hits. For them, Coke is the new Camel. Let me take a step back and note the basic problem in fighting obesity like we fought tobacco.

Occupy Wall Street Park Cleanup Called Off

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada

Brookfield Properties and the City Of New York have cancelled a clean-up of Zuccotti Park, the space currently being occupied by the Occupy Wall Stree...