New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has had Barack Obama and Mitt Romney trying to court him for some time now, both hoping the third-term independent could help move some swing staters to their respective corners. It wasn't clear either candidate would get the nod from Bloomberg, but the mayor just endorsed Obama. Bloomberg wrote in an op-ed for Bloomberg View that, whether it contributed to Hurricane Sandy or not, climate change was a serious issue and Obama would be the better candidate to stop it. [New York Times]
Shapeways, an online 3-D printing company, opened an enormous "Factory of the Future" in Queens, New York that could house 50 industrial printers and churn out millions of consumer-designed products a year.