IT was a bitter political defeat. Formerly a front-runner for one of the United States’ most prestigious offices, an emotional Christine Quinn accepted her failure to secure the Democratic nomination for the New York mayoral election, and with her vanquished hopes went the last vestige of the Irish grip on Gotham.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2013
President Barack Obama has said his nominee for Federal Reserve chairman will be someone who embraces the central bank’s dual mandate to promote price stability and maximum employment, and he has narrowed his choice “to some extraordinarily qualified candidates”.
Mon, 29 Jul, 2013
A judge’s last-minute overturning of New York’s pioneering ban on large size sugary drinks has handed a defeat to health-minded mayor Michael Bloomberg and created confusion for restaurants that had already ordered smaller cups and changed their menus.
Tue, 12 Mar, 2013
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appealed to congressional leaders for quick action on providing tens of billions of dollars in new federal aid to help his city and state and others recover from Superstorm Sandy but was told it might be some time before it is forthcoming – and it likely will not be all at once.
Thu, 29 Nov, 2012
Victims of superstorm Sandy on the US east coast struggled against the cold early yesterday amid fuel shortages and power outages even as officials fretted about getting voters displaced by the storm to polling stations for tomorrow’s presidential election.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2012
Tens of thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate coastal areas in the north eastern United States today as big cities and small towns across the US Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation.
Sun, 28 Oct, 2012