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About Clinton Global Initiative

  • CGI convenes global leaders to find solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. Its annual meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of CEOs and major philanthropists.

CGI 2012

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    It's not known exactly what the presidential candidates will talk about, but the theme of this year’s conference is decidedly non-political. In fact, it's downright world-builder-y: "Designing for Impact."

  • Former US President Bill Clinton during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in September 2008 in New York.

    Not long ago, most American companies were urged by the U.S. government to avoid doing business with Libya. It was a pariah state, a sponsor of terrorism, a sworn enemy of the West. But former President Bill Clinton asked the chief executive of Wal-Mart if he would open a store in Libya.

  • Hillary Clinton

    Free-market types will urge freer markets, even when these take the form of the kind of corrupt privatization that gave rise to Russia's oligarchs. And the Obama administration, well, it thinks the wealthy need to be taxed more — everywhere.

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U.S. News

  • Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, center, joins fellow Senate Democrats to urge approval for raising the minimum wage, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, April 2, 2014.

    Labor laws exclude more than a dozen categories of jobs from the minimum wage, including crews on fishing ships and casual baby sitters.

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    The New York attorney general's office has subpoenaed about a half-dozen high-frequency trading firms, a source told CNBC.

  • The Bridge Street Bridge, Passaic River and Newark skyline are seen from Harrison, New Jersey.

    Reforms in the New York budget have made that state a better place for business, according to Tax Foundation analysis. Which state came in last?

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