Michael Bloomberg, the New York City mayor and majority owner in financial data-services firm -- Bloomberg L.P., is considering a bid for The Financial Times Group, which includes the
eponymously named paper and a half interest in The Economist. That’s according to The New York Times, citing sources. “Bloomberg has long adored The Economist, and his affinity for The
Financial Times, at least as a reader, has deepened lately,” NYTimes reports.