Business Aug 6, 2019

Firearms stocks surge as U.S. massacres renew gun-control demands

Shares of U.S. gun-makers rose Monday, bucking declines in the broader market, amid renewed calls for gun control measures following mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend. Gun company stocks have typically traded higher after mass shootings as consumers may step up purchases ...

Bloomberg senses opportunity to run after Hillary slips, Trump surges

World / Politics Feb 12, 2016

Bloomberg senses opportunity to run after Hillary slips, Trump surges

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sees an opportunity emerging in presidential politics after Hillary Clinton's defeat in New Hampshire and Donald Trump's ascension in the tumultuous Republican race. But those surrounding the billionaire centrist caution that he's not rushing to join the competition. Bloomberg, ...

Bloomberg eyeing independent White House bid

World / Politics Jan 24, 2016

Bloomberg eyeing independent White House bid

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking early steps toward launching an independent campaign for president, seeing a potential path to the White House amid the rise of billionaire Donald Trump and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Bloomberg has retained advisers and plans to conduct ...

Backed by moms and money, gun-safety group expands its clout

World / Crime & Legal Oct 25, 2015

Backed by moms and money, gun-safety group expands its clout

A gun-control organization backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg that enlists mothers to speak out against gun violence is racking up some modest victories around the U.S., employing the state-by-state strategy used so effectively to fight drunken driving and expand gay rights. Everytown for Gun Safety ...