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Michael Bloomberg rules out 2016 presidential bid

Washington, Apr 16 (EFE).- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday ruled out mounting a 2016 presidential campaign. In an appearance on NBC's "Today" program, the man who was mayor of the Big Apple until a few months ago said, when asked, that he has no interest in running for president at this time.

Michael Bloomberg rules out 2016 presidential bid

Washington, Apr 16 (EFE).- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday ruled out mounting a 2016 presidential campaign. In an appearance on NBC's "Today" program, the man who was mayor of the Big Apple until a few months ago said, when asked, that he has no interest in running for president at this time.

Former N.Y. mayor Bloomberg tapped as Harvard commencement speaker

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will address this year's crop of Harvard University graduates at their May 29 commencement, the Ivy League university said on Wednesday. Harvard officials said they chose Bloomberg, a Boston native who earned his M.B.A. at Harvard Business School, because of his unique career, ranging from building the data and news company that bears his name to elected office.

NYC ex-mayor's foundation to give $10M to help prevent child drownings in Bangladesh

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation is donating $10 million to a program aimed at preventing the drowning of Bangladeshi children who may be improperly supervised while their parents are at work. Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charity of the billionaire businessman and former mayor, is partnering with the World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to tackle the problem.

Ex NY mayor's foundation to give $10M to help prevent child drownings in Bangladesh

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation is donating $10 million to a program aimed at preventing the drowning of Bangladeshi children who may be improperly supervised while their parents are at work. Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charity of the billionaire businessman and former mayor, is partnering with the World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to tackle the problem.

UN chief says he's counting on ex-NY mayor Bloomberg to 'work for humanity' on climate change

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is counting on former mayor Michael Bloomberg "to work for humanity" in his new job as United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. Ban made the comments Friday as he welcomed Bloomberg to U.N. headquarters for the first time since his appointment on Jan. 31. The U.N. chief said he was counting on Bloomberg's "dedicated and visionary leadership" to help countries around the world address the climate change phenomenon.

NYC labor talks make tentative start in $8 billion pay dispute

By Edward Krudy NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has begun preliminary talks with labor unions as it aims to break the deadlock in a years-old pay dispute that city workers say has left them owed up to $8 billion. A spokesman for the mayor's office said on Wednesday city negotiators had contacted some unions for preliminary discussions but said full negotiations had yet to start.

155 European cities enter lucrative innovation contest created by former NYC Mayor Bloomberg

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Unemployment, energy efficiency and obesity are the top concerns targeted by some 155 European cities competing to out-innovate each other in a lucrative contest launched by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his foundation announced Wednesday.

Bloomberg gets new job as UN climate envoy

The United Nations on Friday named former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg as a special envoy for cities and climate change. The financial news tycoon will help UN leader Ban Ki-moon "raise political will and mobilize action among cities as part of his long-term strategy to advance efforts on climate change," said a UN statement. Ban is organizing a major climate summit in New York on September 23 and has stepped up warnings on the impact of rising temperatures.

Exclusive: Bloomberg tapped to be U.N. cities, climate change envoy: sources

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been tapped to be U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change, sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday. Barring any last minute changes, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon - who is seeking to re-energize the global climate change debate and boost the United Nations' role - could make the announcement as early as Friday, the sources said on the condition of anonymity.
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