Bloomberg again at center of his company, but readying exit?

NEW YORK (AP) — Since returning to the financial information company that bears his name, Michael Bloomberg has presided over two years of robust expansion and record profits.

And he’s done so while laying the groundwork for his second departure — whether that’s to retirement in 10 years or a presidential campaign in 10 days.

Many mornings before 7 a.m., you’ll find him at his desk at Bloomberg LP’s gleaming Manhattan headquarters.

He has doubled down on the company’s core business, the Bloomberg terminal and other financial data projects and revenue is at $9 billion.

Bloomberg is expected to decide within the next two weeks whether he will mount a third-party bid for the White House, and is preparing a possible succession plan.