In the face of dwindling budgets and changing societal needs, the nation's mayors are using innovation to solve their most pressing problems. CNNMoney reached out to five mayors from some of the country's largest cities to learn about their approaches to major issues.
Chicago's Rahm Emanuel, Memphis' A C Wharton, New Orleans' Mitch Landrieu, Louisville's Greg Fischer and Atlanta's Kasim Reed detailed their plans in a series of exclusive op-eds, laying out how they used grants received from Bloomberg Philanthropies in 2011.
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CNNMoney released an exclusive report today identifying the Most Innovative Cities in America. Budgets are tight and Washington is gridlocked, so it increasingly falls to local communities to address today's most pressing issues. CNNMoney’s report highlights the people and programs that are working to improve the quality of life and economic opportunities for the people who live in these cities.
To identify the 10 most innovative cities, CNNMoney asked dozens of experts in urban planning to name the five most innovative cities with populations above 150,000 and explain why they were innovative. This exclusive report considers everything from transportation and technology to education and jobs.
Today at 4p ET, CNNMoney, one of the world’s top business news brands, led by CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and ring The Closing Bell to commemorate the re-imagined CNNMoney, a now fully-owned CNN Worldwide property.
Joining Mr. Zucker on the platform will be:
Following the closing bell ceremony, Richard Quest will anchor CNN International’s Quest Means Business from the floor of the NYSE. CNN’s Jake Tapper will take the feed at the top of The Lead.
Ed O'Keefe, former Editor-in-Chief of NowThis News, will join CNN as vice president of CNNMoney and Politics. In this role, O’Keefe will oversee all digital content for the two beats and be responsible for the creation of cross-platform content.
"Ed is uniquely suited for this job. He specializes in mobile, social and video storytelling - critical areas of growth for Money and Politics," said Meredith Artley, VP and managing editor of CNN Digital. “Ed’s digital expertise, TV experience and progressive startup mentality will help light up these important verticals for CNN.”
CNN Digital claimed three EPPY Awards today from Editor & Publisher. The EPPY™ Awards honor the best media-affiliated websites across 31 diverse categories. Now in its 18th year, this international contest has broadened its scope to keep up with the ever-changing Internet industry.
CNN won for:
Best Business/Finance Website: CNNMoney.com
Best Entertainment Blog: The Marquee Blog
Best Crowd Sourcing/Citizen Journalism site: The 3rd Annual iReport Awards
Click here for a full list of EPPY finalists.
CNN's chief business correspondent Ali Velshi sits down with American Airlines CEO Tom Horton and US Airways CEO Doug Parker in an interview for CNNMoney.com, and they address speculation of fare hikes after their merger.
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow, Warren Buffett says if the United States goes over the fiscal cliff for a few months the country will not go into a recession.
Later in the interview, he endorses Hillary Clinton for President in 2016, reveals that he donated to one Republican this year (Rep. Scott Rigell from VA - because he disavowed his pledge to Grover Norquist) and says he still has no interest in Facebook.
Full CNNMoney story: http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/14/investing/buffett-fiscal-cliff/index.html?iid=Lead
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is coming up for a vote, so CNN.com has broken down the issue to present a number of perspectives that can be viewed across platforms. Rather than simply explaining the bill’s components, CNN.com’s comprehensive coverage put its arms around several stances, to provide context to online users. With varying viewpoints across the site, through text, interviews, and videos, CNN.com seeks to meet users where they’re at and explain the issues that people want to know about the most.
CNN Opinion brings in an analyst from the Center for Democracy & Technology who explains the opposing viewpoints of SOPA in its current form, and proposes that the Senate improve the bill before taking it to a vote. CNN Tech presents context for the issue through two articles: an interview with the CEO of Wikipedia about his point of view on SOPA as well as an article that provides greater background on the issue with viewpoints from the CEO of Facebook, Boing Boing and government officials. The CNN Video team’s Explain it to Me franchise provides basic details of the proposed bill, and the consequences of what would happen if SOPA passes or fails.