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  • Appeals court rules against NYC soda ban

    07/30/2013 7:31:44 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    Another court ruling has taken the fizz out of New York City's ban on big, sugary sodas. A New York appeals court on Tuesday ruled that the city Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants. "The Board of Health overstepped the boundaries of its lawfully delegated authority," the court said in its decision. The state Supreme Court Appellate Division, with its opinion, upheld an earlier ruling that stopped the ban from taking effect in March. The rule would stop many eateries from...
  • Bloomberg Sticks His D*** In The Blender (NY Marathon)

    11/02/2012 4:28:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies ^ | 11-2-12 | Karl Denninger
    The financial consequences to people who were told it was on (after reasonably believing it would be canceled) and who now have almost-certainly lost any possibility of recovering deposits or getting refunds on travel they had intended to take are going to be severe. Adding to this are severe insults by hotels, which frequently impose 48-hour cancellation penalties in NYC (which can be, for special events, the entire amount of the stay) and then you can add to it the insult imposed on your local population in that many hotels were kicking out locals who were staying in the hotels...
  • New York Mayor Bloomberg Endorses Obama

    11/01/2012 1:08:25 PM PDT · by reegs · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/1/2012 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday backed President Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, saying the incumbent Democrat will bring leadership that is critically needed to fight climate change after the East Coast devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy.
  • Could world social unrest come to America's streets?

    09/19/2011 8:18:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 86 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 19, 2011 | Daniel Nasaw
    The beginnings? Historian Rick Perlstein says union protests in Wisconsin show the birth of a movement It was a long, hot spring and summer on the streets of Greece, England and Madrid, as protesters and rioters vented their fury at high unemployment, painful austerity measures and following a fatal police shooting in London. The US, meanwhile, has been virtually free of rioting and even of widespread peaceful political protest. This is despite some of the highest unemployment in decades, growing income inequality, dissatisfaction with the nation's direction, frustration with its dysfunctional government and the threat of drastic cuts to social...
  • Mayor Bloomberg predicts riots in the streets if economy doesn't create more jobs

    09/16/2011 9:57:17 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 107 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/16/11 | Erin Einhorn and Corky Siemaszko
    Mayor Bloomberg warned Friday there would be riots in the streets if Washington doesn't get serious about generating jobs. "We have a lot of kids graduating college, can't find jobs," Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR radio show. "That's what happened in Cairo. That's what happened in Madrid. You don't want those kinds of riots here."
  • Gas Price Surge Under Bush Follows Unchecked Increase in Refinery Mergers

    05/17/2004 5:34:34 AM PDT · by machman · 66 replies · 411+ views
    Bloomberg News ^ | 5/17/04 | Jim Efstathiou Jr.
    <p>May 17 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush allowed an increase in oil refinery mergers to go unchecked since he took office and may have contributed to the highest gasoline prices in 20 years as the November election approaches.</p> <p>The Bush administration approved 33 takeovers totaling $19.5 billion, on top of 21 deals worth $7.3 billion under President Bill Clinton, Bloomberg data shows. Reduced supplies were already pushing up gas prices in Clinton's term, according to a Federal Trade Commission study conducted after pump prices rose to more than $2 a gallon in Milwaukee and Chicago in 2000.</p>