1-800-Flowers Adding More Plants

CARLE PLACE, NY —, known for its delivery of flowers and gift baskets, is expanding The Plant Shop on its site, introducing some of the most sought-after plants for home décor enthusiasts, gift-givers and plant lovers alike. With this expansion, The Plant Shop at now offers nearly 150 plants, including houseplants, blooming plants, succulents, bonsai, bamboo and more. […]


Viacom Gets Back Together With CBS

Thirteen years after breaking up into separate companies, Viacom and CBS are merging back together in an all-stock deal. The combined company will be known as ViacomCBS and will have $28 billion in revenue and the scale to compete with other media companies like Netflix, Disney and AT&T and their existing and upcoming streaming subscription […]


CityMD, Summit Medical Complete Merger

NEW YORK and BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — CityMD, the leading urgent care provider in the New York metro area with 120 locations, and Summit Medical Group, a NJ-based operator of independent multispecialty medical practices, have announced the completion of their merger. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The merger is the first-of-its-kind between an urgent care provider and an […]


TickPick Scores $40 Million Investment

NEW YORK — TickPick, which operates a no-fee ticket marketplace, has raised a $40 million investment from PWP Growth Equity. This will be TickPick’s first institutional funding round. The investment will allow TickPick to expand marketing and business development initiatives and establish a data team to further improve the company’s customer service by utilizing machine […]


Leidos, IDEX to Join S&P 500

NEW YORK — S&P Dow Jones Indices is adding two companies to the S&P 500, and also making changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600: S&P MidCap 400 constituents Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) and IDEX Corp. (NYSE:IEX) will replace Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:APC) and Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE:FL) respectively in the S&P […]


Southwest Abandoning Newark Airport

Southwest, the nation’s largest discount airline, said it will end flights from Newark .Airport in New Jersey this November. The airline cited problems with the 737 Max aircraft (photo above) which have been grounded worldwide this year due to safety troubles for cutting Newark service and weak revenues at the airport. Southwest has 34 737 […]


Rolling Stones Open Popup Store in Bergdorf Goodman

The legendary music group The Rolling Stones has opened a popup store at luxury retailer Bergdorf Goodman’s 5th Avenue flagship in Manhattan now through August 13. The store is celebrating the Rolling Stone’s NO FILTER TOUR, which comes to NYC in early August. Bergdorf Goodman will be the exclusive destination for these limited-edition items in […]


Accuweather Relocating NY Office to 7 WTC

Digital media company AccuWeather is planning an expansion and relocation of its offices in New York City from Rockefeller Center to Lower Manhattan’s financial district. The offices are located at 7 World Trade Center (WTC), 250 Greenwich Street, on the 32nd floor and represent nearly a doubling of the space AccuWeather formerly occupied in Rockefeller […]


First NY Casino Now Taking Sports Bets

SCHENECTADY — Look out Las Vegas, New York is now taking sports bets. For the first time in history, Rivers Casino in Schenectady officially began accepting legal sports bets Tuesday morning at a brand new sports lounge that has the look and feel of ones found in Las Vegas casinos. New York now joins neighboring […]


IBM Forms Alliance With AT&T

ARMONK, N.Y. and DALLAS — IBM has formed a multi-year strategic alliance with AT&T, one of the nation’s largest phone companies and owner of Warner Media. Under the agreement AT&T Communications will use IBM’s expertise to modernize AT&T Business Solutions’ internal software applications, enabling migrations to the IBM Cloud. In addition, IBM will provide infrastructure to support […]