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Oh no, there's no aloe vera in that aloe gel you just purchased

While many Americans are partial to purchasing store brands of aloe vera gel to soothe their dry and irritated skin, they will be surprised to learn there actually isn't any real aloe vera in those aloe gels they buy.

Disney is thinking about bidding on Twitter

Disney is weighing a bid on Twitter, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Alex Sherman and Sarah Frier. Twitter's stock rebounded on the news after being down nearly four percent during early trading. Disney's stock is down 1.6 percent.

Bloomberg says will not run for White House

New York - US billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced Monday that he would not throw his hat into the volatile race for the White House, fearing that his candidacy could lead to the election of Republican usurpers Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

Op-Ed: Market savages LinkedIn, proves own analyses wrong

New York City - In one of the truly bizarre events on the market recently, LinkedIn was decimated by the markets after failing to meet analyst expectations. The fact that those expectations were totally off the wall, of course, is no grounds for criticism.

Trump would 'love' Bloomberg presidential run

Cedar Rapids - Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Sunday warmly welcomed a mooted run for the White House by Michael Bloomberg, saying he would "love" to go up against the fellow billionaire and former New York mayor.

Op-Ed: Republican front-runner challenges party line on Sept. 11

Washington - Say what you want about Donald Trump, and there always seems to be plenty to say, the front-runner for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination is — to his credit — forcing all candidates to face important national issues they'd rather avoid.

Bloomberg's Mark Halperin apologizes for Ted Cruz interview

Mark Halperin, the managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, apologized on Monday for his recent interview with presidential candidate and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that was interpreted as racially insensitive.

Buffett and Berkshire subsidiary to cash in on legal pot industry

Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has never shied away from a good investment opportunity, which is why their latest foray into the legal pot business shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Op-Ed: Iowa among the worst for minority business owners Special

Des Moines - According to both the SBA and Bloomberg, Iowa is among the worst states for MBE's (Minority Business Enterprises). Can business owners turn the tide?

Polls: More than 60% of Americans want spending cuts

As Democratic and Republican congressional legislators head toward a possible government shutdown over their federal budget and debt ceiling differences, more than 60 percent of Americans want spending cuts.

Op-Ed: Politics and Comedy — May the farce be with you

A fine line exists between satire and bad taste. Mel Brooks danced up to that line with his “Springtime for Hitler and Germany” in “The Producers.”

Op-Ed: New York — A racial time bomb?

New York - Major Bloomberg's "stop and frisk" policy in New York has been heralded as the reason for the drastic drop in crime in the city. But the strategy may now be out of control and could be threatening the racial fabric of the city.

Op-Ed: The case for raising US interest rates before a fatal crash

Sydney - As Fed chairman Bernanke asks the kids to stop fighting and get the go-kart back on the road before yet another wave of Congressional constipation in March, one thing is becoming obvious. Monetarism doesn’t work. Stagnation is its best result.

Video: D15 — Sandy survivors' day of action in Rockaways, NY

New York - Residents of Rockaways joined together with Occupy Sandy on December 15, marching the streets and demanding that the government do something to help rebuild the neighborhood after Hurricane Sandy.

Sen. Diane Feinstein throws down the gauntlet on gun control

Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein of California, when talking on Sunday, said that Democrats will introduce new gun control legislation on the first day of the new US Congress.

Top 10 list of America's 'beasts of wealth'

The world, or at least a great part of it, is incessantly getting poorer due to the global recession but several of America's "beasts of wealth" seem unaffected by this whole mess; even better, they are getting richer.

Officials cancel Sunday's NYC Marathon

New York - As criticism continues to mount, it has been announced that the ING NYC Marathon scheduled for Sunday November 4 has been canceled.

Hurricane Sandy: 5 million without power, NYC hospitals evacuate

Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey and New York Monday night with heavy rain and 80 mph winds, causing 5 million power outages spanning from North Carolina to Maine. It's just been reported a New York hospital is moving 215 patients to other hospitals.

Video: Bloomberg's Sara Eisen on live TV with skirt hiked up

Bloomberg news reporter Sara Eisen was caught on camera with her skirt hiked up. The reporter was not expecting she would be going live yet, but after a technical problem at the markets desk, the camera swept through the newsroom catching Eisen skirt up.

Op-Ed: The 1% defend their ignorance — 'Who, us?'

Sydney - Just when you think the endless denial can’t do a lot more, America’s geriatric gargoyles go on the attack against criticism. The country now has 100 million people living in poverty, and they don’t think it has much to do with them.

Op-Ed: Anonymous threat to ‘erase’ NYSE from net fails — if it was real

Sydney - Anonymous has failed in its alleged attempt to take down the New York Stock Exchange. Anonymous had supposedly said it would “erase” the NYSE from the internet. Now it's under dispute whether Anonymous even made a threat at all.

Op-Ed: Hey, American corporate idiots — You’re costing us money

Sydney - The Occupy Wall Street arrests have come at a time when Bloomberg reports a swathe of bad economic data, including the biggest quarterly drop on Wall Street since 2008. Meanwhile, the world is losing big money as the Mad Hatters Tea Party continues.

Op-Ed: Wall Street dives — The other set of morons goes back to work

New York - The other half of America’s Dire-namic Duo, the self-fornicating chicken anus farm formerly known as Wall Street, has done yet another series of slapstick manoeuvres. The Dow dropped over 4% as global markets followed.

Op-Ed: Now they wake up? Wall Street plunges as debt deal signed

New York - The lousy economic figures of recent days got little notice until after the ho’s hootenanny in Washington about the debt finished. Now, the great intellects are trying to understand why the US economy won’t get up off the kitchen floor.

Poll: Just 30 percent of Americans will re-elect Obama

In a new poll released by Bloomberg on Wednesday, only 30 percent of those surveyed said they were certain to re-elect President Obama.

Op-Ed: Bloomberg quietly shifts balance of power in Washington

Washington - BGov.com supplies news about where and when the US Congress will siphon its roughly $600 billion in discretionary spending. Subscriptions start at $5,700, and when 150 planned new hires are complete, Bloomberg will be the second largest news desk in DC.

Op-Ed: LinkedIn sets records on stock float, now watch the hype

The stock float of LinkedIn clocked up a 109 percent rise on the initial price. The market is now speculating on the possible ramifications for the seemingly endlessly-flagged Facebook stock market offering.

Op-Ed: Making sense of the Microsoft Skype deal — Not so dumb

Bloomberg were almost entirely negative about the deal. They actually dug up a stockholder who was prepared to fret about it and the price. The Skype deal has some other facets, however, and they haven’t been mentioned.

Op-Ed: Yuck — What the Federal Reserve did with all that money

Like most people I don't have enough time to keep up with everything that goes on in Washington. But now and then something comes along like the just released Federal Reserve documents and I'll devote a day trying to get to the facts.

NYPost: New York snow clearing slowed purposely as budget protest

Unionized snow-clearing sanitation teams operating in New York City boroughs purposely slowed their efforts to protest budgetary issues, stranding countless city residents. The city denies the allegations.
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Residents of Rockaways protest the lack of help from the government and FEMA after Hurricane Sandy.
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