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City Teachers Pledge $1B Pension in Sandy Rebuilding

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The president's proposal for Sandy recovery money is currently moving through the Senate, but in the meantime, New York City teachers are pledging to invest $1 billion of pension money in rebuilding. It's part of an emerging trend in infrastructure financing, helped along by former President Bill Clinton.

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Opinion: On Global Stage, Romney Again Shows He's An Arms-Length Kind of Guy

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I have strong feelings about Mitt Romney. Nevertheless, I was eager to see him speak at the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday morning. What I saw didn't make me think more or less of him, but did make me feel more strongly that he's not ready to be our representative to the world.

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At Clinton Gathering, Obama and Romney Highlight Very Different Priorities

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The president advocated for a renewed focus on the elimination of human trafficking, while Romney called foreign aid to be redesigned and more closely linked with the expansion of free enterprise.

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Romney, Obama Focus on US Posture Abroad

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney sparred over how best to address U.S. challenges abroad in nearly back-to-back addresses at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.

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New Libyan Leader to Attend Clinton-Run NY Meeting

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Libya's newly-elected leader will join Egypt's president and the U.N. secretary-general for the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York City.

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Obama Speaks at Clinton Global Initiative

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Clinton Global Initiative will draw at least one VIP speaker from the United Nations General Assembly meeting across town on Day No. 2 of the annual gathering: President Barack Obama is scheduled to address the meeting Wednesday.

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Ex-President Clinton: Energy Movement Needs Money

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that success of the alternative energy movement is hampered by a lack of financing, remarks made as world leaders attending the Clinton Global Initiative expressed fears about rising seas at his annual philanthropic conference.

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Clinton Global Initiative Lures Leaders from UN Flagship to Manhattan's West Side

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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International politics become local this week as world leaders take over midtown Manhattan, with the United Nations General Assembly on the east side of Manhattan and the Clinton Global Initiative on the west.

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This Week's Agenda: Interest Rates, Taxing the Wealthy, Palestine

Monday, September 19, 2011

This week, Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve will hold a rare two-day meeting to decide on interest rates, which are currently close to zero. Meanwhile, President Obama will release details of his deficit reduction plan this morning, and one key component is taxing the wealthy, which has many Republicans screaming "class warfare." The Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting begins tomorrow, and the primary topic of discussion will be jobs, as unemployment and poverty prove to be an ever-increasing global problem. Later in the week, the Palestinian Authority will ask the United Nations Security Council for full membership, which the U.S. has already said they will veto.

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Haitian Leaders to Clinton Global Guests: We Need Your Business

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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The President and Prime Minister of Haiti are asking for aid, but also for investment. Both spoke on the last day of the Clinton Global Initiative, former President Clinton’s yearly effort to get business leaders involved in solving world problems.

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