Apr 13, 2017

Bloomberg to fill event void left by Clinton Global Initiative

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Mike Bloomberg is planning to host a one-day event at the same time as the UN General Assembly later this year, replacing the annual gathering run by the Clinton Global Initiative. The "Global Business Forum" will aim to convene heads of state, CEOs and NGO leaders, according to person familiar with the plans ahead of next week's expected announcement.

Why now: The UN meeting each September brings loads of world leaders to New York. The Clintons brought them together with business leaders and other luminaries for a big blowout event, but the event was shuttered following scrutiny during last year's election.

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Obama demands South Carolina stations stop airing misleading anti-Biden ad

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Why it matters: It's a rare intervention by Obama, whose former vice president Joe Biden is facing a critical primary in South Carolina on Saturday. Obama has said he has no plans to endorse in the Democratic field.

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An enormous amount of change has been crammed into the first two decades of the 21st century — but what’s coming next will break every speed record.

The big picture: The world is being buffeted by rapid yet uneven advances in technology that will revamp work and what it means to be human. At the same time, fundamental demographic changes will alter democracies and autocracies alike while the effects of climate change accumulate, physically redrawing our globe.