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When Good is not Good Enough: One Year after ‘Sandy’

October 31, 2013

A year ago, a deadly storm with a deceivingly sweet name wreaked havoc in the Caribbean and along the coast of the United States, touching every state along the eastern seaboard. The most destructive and deadliest storm of the 2012 hurricane season, Sandy caused tens of billions of dollars in … MORE

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Bloomberg unveils new U.S. Dollar Index

October 30, 2013

Today, Bloomberg Indexes unveiled the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index, providing investors a new way to assess, trade or invest in the value of the dollar against major global currencies. We also announced that WisdomTree Investments, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider and asset manager, is the first to license the index … MORE

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Thinking Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October 28, 2013

Throughout the month of October, Bloomberg employees mobilized to support Breast Cancer Awareness. On Friday, October 25, employees worldwide were encouraged to wear pink to work to show their support. In addition, offices around the globe conducted special programs to increase awareness of prevention programs. And many people supported local … MORE

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Kara is ‘Fighting Pretty’

October 28, 2013

Kara Skaflestad is a global marketing manager here at Bloomberg, but a pair of pink boxing gloves – a gift from a friend – inspired her to do more. Kara is a cancer survivor and knows first-hand the difficulty of coping with a life-threatening disease. The boxing gloves she received … MORE

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Lessons in Leadership from Steve Jobs

October 25, 2013

Conventional rules did not apply to tech visionary Steve Jobs, who operated within a “reality distortion field” according to his biographer, Walter Isaacson. “That was the main thing I learned about Steve,” Isaacson told Bloomberg employees. “[Jobs had] this passion for perfection.” … MORE

An employee uses the light from a head torch to illuminate the machine cut walls of a potash mine operated by OAO Uralkali in Berezniki, Russia, on August 23. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg - 115193970

Need Stellar Images? Look to Bloomberg Photo Service

October 25, 2013

Since 2003, Bloomberg has collected and archived the images taken by our global team of photographers. What began as a fairly limited collection of finance types in suits is now a thriving business of 700,000 high-quality, often unique images of all things business – faces, places, products – and more. … MORE

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My Perspective on Ireland’s Economic Recovery

October 23, 2013

Recently I was in Ireland to speak at the Dublin Chamber’s annual dinner. Driving from the airport into downtown Dublin, I spotted a sign affixed to the front of a pub called Doyle’s. In big letters, the sign proclaims “A good time is coming, be it ever so far away.” … MORE