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Viewsroom: U.S. election, European banks, Uber-Didi

August 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battle over infrastructure needs, while Trump faces growing opposition from fellow billionaires. Also: the ups and downs of Europe's lenders after a stress test with no fail grade, and why Uber is ceding to Didi the ride-sharing crown in China.

Trump Inc rapidly turning from virtue to vice

July 28, 2016

Real-estate success helped him win the GOP nomination, but there's growing scrutiny of his record. Fellow New York mogul Mike Bloomberg led the charge at the Democratic convention. Trump's long trail of slippery business dealings will make his policy proposals harder to stand up.

Cox: Bloomberg’s White House hurdle is Wall Street

By Rob Cox
February 4, 2016

The media mogul mayor may yet try to be U.S. president. Hands down he’d be the richest contender ever. It would take extreme candidates Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz as nominees for Michael Bloomberg to run. The bigger issue is that he’d have his deep ties to finance to explain.

NYC plan needs Financier Bloomberg not Mayor Mike

June 18, 2012

Privatizing 90,000 parking spaces could raise billions to head off looming budget deficits. But as Chicago showed, such deals can sacrifice long-term revenue for short-term relief. Political expediency should take a backseat in the Big Apple. A joint venture would work better.