Business

Reebok debuts first cotton and corn shoe in new sustainability effort

Looking to lead a more environmentally-friendly life? You can take a step toward sustainability with a new cotton and corn shoe from Reebok. Reebok, which is headquartered in Boston, has officially launched the first product in its new Cotton and Corn program, the sneaker company’s...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 2:34pm

Kobe Bryant BodyArmor receives investment from Coca-Cola

Business after basketball continues to flourish for Kobe Bryant. And this time, it’s due to a big assist from Coca-Cola. According to CNN Money, Coca-Cola is set to make a huge investment in the retired five-time NBA champion-backed sports drink, BodyArmor. The investment will make Coke the...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:32pm

Massachusetts sales tax holiday 2018: Everything you need to know

Massachusetts sales tax isn’t among the highest in the country, but it’s also not the lowest. At 6.25 percent, it’s somewhere in the middle — but still, wouldn’t it be nice to have a tax free weekend? Well, a 2018 Massachusetts sales tax holiday has finally been...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 9:10am

NYC to award $1.8M in grants to help small businesses adapt to neighborhood changes

New Yorkers know that neighborhoods here can change quickly. It can be hard to keep up, especially for those small businesses that are iconic to those communities. Now, the city’s Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is launching a new initiative to help those mom-and-pop shops not...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 5:05am

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