South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg during Wednesday night’s Democratic debate in Atlanta, Georgia: He has raised huge sums of money despite being the youngest candidate in the field. Photograph:  Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

Ten leading Democratic presidential candidates largely avoided attacking each other in a televised debate on Wednesday night, though their differences(...)

PolarLake was bought by the financial data giant for a reported $25 million in 2012

Bloomberg has provided its loss-making Irish business PolarLake with €240.3 million in fresh equity. Recently filed documents show the company founde(...)

‘Billionaires are difficult to wipe out. Wealth taxes are tough to collect and the wealthy adept at avoidance.’

Michael Bloomberg, creator of the eponymous financial data service, is considering a run for US president. An election between two billionaires. That(...)

Barack Obama’s presidencies have warped Democrats’ expectations. Some have come to regard a once-per-generation talent as the standard by which presidential hopefuls must be judged. Photograph: Richard Clement/Reuters

One of the great zingers in US political history was ultimately a failure. In 1988, Dan Quayle, all thumbs as a politician, was indeed “no Jack Kenned(...)

Former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg poses for a photograph in 2018. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFT/Getty Images

Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, is actively considering entering the US presidential race, potentially disrupting the contest to beco(...)

The Airbnb logo is displayed on a computer screen.  Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Airbnb’s long-awaited Wall Street debut is officially earmarked for 2020, but the home-share startup is charting an unconventional path to the public (...)

Greta Thunberg and 15 other children have filed a complaint with the UN alleging five of the world’s major economies have violated their human rights. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty

UN secretary general António Guterres has declared the first global summit on climate action a success in generating better momentum to meet the criti(...)

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The e-cigarette was supposed to be the future of tobacco - an innovation marketed as “reduced risk” that could offer a growth story to an industry who(...)

People love debating the benefits of temperature on the efficacy of workouts.

On a summer afternoon in New York, the temperature was high. But inside Brrrn, the cool Manhattan fitness studio, it was much colder. “Fifty minutes,(...)

I have always thought the office toilet was more important than one might think and last week I found some research that backs up my hunch

For the past two months I have stopped doing something at work that I thought I would do for ever. I no longer flush the loo. Nor does anyone else in(...)

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