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Sears and Kmart are closing locations nationwide, is your store on the list?

Sears is closing more than 60 store locations this year, as it continues to struggle in sales. Sears Holdings said it identified 100 unprofitable locations and has plans to permanently close 63 of its locations in the near future. According to CNN, the popular retail store had plans to close 72...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:04pm

NYC home to largest population of independent workers in US: Report

The way America’s workforce looks is changing, and New York City is already on the front lines. By 2020, experts predict that 40 percent of the United States workforce will be independent — meaning contract workers or those who are self-employed, rather than employed full time by a...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:39am

93K small businesses benefited from NYC's Business Improvement Districts: Report

New York City has been making an effort to help small businesses — more than 93,000 of them, according to a new report. The city’s Department of Small Business Services released on Monday a report looking at the success of Business Improvement Districts, or BIDs, in boosting areas in...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:03am

Jared Kushner's company forged tenant paperwork to boost property profits

The real estate company co-owned by presidential adviser Jared Kushner, Kushner Cos., falsified paperwork to push rent-regulated tenants out of apartment buildings so they could sell them at higher prices and boost profits, the Associated Press reported Sunday. New York City law protected hundreds...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 4:14pm

Here are all the Toys R Us stores that could be closing soon

Toys R Us stores could be closing and that means the experience of browsing a toy store on a whim may soon come to an end.  As a result of issues with bankruptcy, Toys R Us has announced that it is preparing for liquidation, resulting in nearly 200 Toys R Us stores shutting down.  Toys...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 3:41pm

Amazon is coming for you, Birchbox!

Amazon Prime Samples is giving companies like Birchbox a run for their money. Amazon’s latest offering allows Prime members to try out samples of products before they buy them. Samples are available both individually ($2 each) or in boxes (priced between $4.99 and $14.99). The best part?...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:02pm

These companies are ending their relationships with NRA

In the wake of the recent mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, survivors customers have been urging large corporations to end NRA membership benefits and discounts. Since the school shooting, major companies have been cutting their ties with the NRA after...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 1:53pm

Attention M/WBEs: The city is more open for your business than ever before

With a new ad campaign and $40 million loan investment, New York City wants minority- and women-owned companies (M/WBE) to know it is more open for their business than ever before, and it’s going about that in two new ways. The first is through a $40 million private investment that will give...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 5:06am

90 percent of Trump's promised new jobs haven't materialized: Analysis

A year into his administration, 90% of the jobs President Trump promised to create haven't materialized, a new analysis finds. Trump has made 31 specific claims that companies will add or save American jobs because of his administration. Those claims — involving companies such as Amazon...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:51pm

Be prepared for a price increase to your Amazon Prime subscription

Amazon Prime, the popular service that allows you to order almost anything with free two-day shipping, is raising its prices. The price per month for an Amazon Prime membership for new subscribers will increase from $10.99 to $12.99. If you have an Amazon Prime student account, expect to see an...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 5:13pm

Amazon reveals list of 20 cities that could be new home of headquarters

Amazon has just released a shortlist of 20 cities that could be the potential home of its next headquarters, Amazon HQ2. Major cities including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta have all made the cut and have become finalists for Amazon’s new and second home base...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:29pm

Diet Coke gets a massive makeover

On Wednesday, as part of an initiative to rejuvenate the brand, Coca-Cola debuted four new flavors of Diet Coke and new packaging to hit shelves this month. The re-vamp (or facelift, if you will) took two years to complete and was "fueled by consumer research pointing to younger Americans...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:44pm

President Trump still running his businesses, employee reports

Although he pledged to step away from his businesses after becoming president, Donald Trump is still "definitely involved" in running his empire, a director at one of his hotels said in an email. "I had a brief meeting with him a few weeks ago, and he was asking about banquet...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 2:32pm

SnoHub brings snowplow services on demand

Winter is on its way, and for homeowners, the season comes with the responsibility of shoveling your driveway and clearing off your steps all by yourself. To James Albis, dealing with snow is one of the biggest pains of owning a home, so he came up with a solution: a way to order snowplow service...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 2:27pm

Small Business Saturday brings big benefits for communities

Scouring for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals has practically become a holiday tradition, but if you want a different kind of shopping experience that gives back to your own community, there’s another option: Small Business Saturday. American Express launched Small Business...

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 5:03am

More than 25% of Trump’s international business partners have been in trouble with the law: Report

More than a quarter of Donald Trump’s international business deals involve partners who have been investigated for, charged with or convicted of a crime, BuzzFeed News reported Thursday. Out of 37 of Trump’s international deals, ten involved partners who were suspected of or convicted...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 5:31pm

‘Janesville’ wins Business Book of the Year Award

There are many unsung genres in the world of literature. Genres that don’t get their just dues amidst a sea of swashbuckling fantasy epics and heart-wrenching memoirs. Not to say some of those books aren’t worth your time, but they definitely take the lion’s share of attention...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 4:09pm

NYC launches crowdfunding program to support women entrepreneurs

Crowdfunding has become the fuel for many a startup, and now women entrepreneurs in New York City have their own crowdfunding program to help them build their businesses. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that the city has partnered with Kiva.org to launch “WE Fund: Crowd,”...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:35pm

WeWork to launch private elementary school for mini to-be business moguls

Fast-growing coworking brand WeWork has been in the news recently for the company’s rapid expansion into everything from “co-living” to wellness, including a planned move into the former Lord & Taylor department store Fifth avenue...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 3:30pm

5 things you need to know from the Paradise Papers

What are the Paradise Papers? They're 13.4 million documents, largely from the Bermudan law firm Appleby, which assists corporations and an ultra-wealthy clientele set up offshore tax havens. The papers leaked to a pair of German journalists, who shared them with the International Consortium of...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 3:21pm