U.S. Markets close in 2 hrs 41 mins

Bloomberg likely to file for Alabama Democratic presidential primary -media

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to file paperwork this week to run in the Democratic presidential primary in Alabama, keeping his options open for a possible White House bid, multiple media organizations reported on Thursday.

Bloomberg, who has been privately weighing a bid for the presidency for weeks, has not yet made a final decision on whether to run, an adviser told the New York Times.



(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Tim Ahmann)